Episode 16.3: Good Works and the Holy Spirit


How does the title “Spirit of Christ” develop our understanding of the Holy Spirit? Are good works monergistic or synergistic? How does the Spirit’s work nudge us toward a greater appreciation for union with Christ? How are we tempted to grow negligent in good works? What is meant by waiting for a “special motion” of the Spirit? Do you think people are confused about whether or not we can live a life pleasing to God? How do we stir up the grace that is in us? Tune in as Nathan, Joel, Shawn, and Kyle discuss WCF 16.3:

Their ability to do good works is not at all of themselves, but wholly from the Spirit of Christ. And that they may be enabled thereunto, beside the graces they have already received, there is required an actual influence of the same Holy Spirit, to work in them to will, and to do, of his good pleasure: yet are they not hereupon to grow negligent, as if they were not bound to perform any duty unless upon a special motion of the Spirit; but they ought to be diligent in stirring up the grace of God that is in them.

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