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Text:John 14:16 •••And He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.

●Change Requires the Holy Spirit.
“Holy Spirit I Need You”.

?Ephesians 4:21-24
if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

You need more power than just willpower in your life. You need God’s power in your life.

?Galatians 5:22-23.
The “fruit of the Spirit” are the qualities that God puts in your life when the Holy Spirit lives through you: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

?How does God produce that fruit in your life? Not by your willpower.

Fruit can only come from the inside — the Holy Spirit living through you.

How does the Holy Spirit work in your life? The answer is gradually:

?2 Corinthians 3:18.
“And the Lord — who is the Spirit — makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image”

The Holy Spirit works within us to make us gradually more and more like him. Your character is the sum total of your habits.

Your responsibility is to develop new habits that help you to change.

?What new habits do you want to develop so that the Holy Spirit can continually work in your life to make you more like Christ?

●Change Requires the Holy Spirit.
“Holy Spirit I Need You”.