On the work of the Holy Spirit, conclusion: by Minister William H. Hicks, June 30, 2013

“WE CANNOT DISCIPLE EFFECTIVELY WITHOUT THE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!! Paul said that his crown was those Corinthian and Ephesian and Colossian Christians who came to have faith in God- to actively trust God with their very lives- on a daily basis- “Just as you actually DO WALK”. We “quench and grieve” the Holy Spirit when we do not enable and encourage growth in others by how we live before them! When we do not allow Him to have His way in our own hearts and minds, we prevent Him from being seen in us by those around us. HOW MANY DEAD SOLDIERS ARE THERE LIVING AROUND US?! How many lives daily go unaffected because of our failure to witness to our relationship with Jesus? The Holy Spirit is not interested in quantity. He is much more concerned with the quality of our walk with Him. He’s not teaching us just so we can quote lots of Scripture! He wants us to “bear witness”, even as He does, of Jesus Who is called the Christ.

Theme Scripture: John 16: 7 – 15; also, John 14: 16-17, 26; 15: 26;
also, Zechariah 4:6; Isaiah 11: 2 – 4; Isaiah 63: 10 – 11; I Corinthians 2: 6 – 16; Psalm 51: 3 – 11; Psalm 41: 4; Luke 4: 18; Ezekiel 36: 27; Hosea 6: 1; John 6: 40; Matthew 25: 31 – 46, focus 32 and 33.”


William H. “Bill” Hicks is a graduate of Wesleyan University, BA, Religion, 1971 who also holds a Masters in Public Health Degree (MPH) from the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health (1973). Bill also has studied at the Dallas Theological Seminary. He grew up in Harlem, New York City, USA during the 1950s and 1960s, graduating from high school before attending Mount Hermon Preparatory School and undergraduate school in Connecticut. He has spent most of his professional life in the public health arena, while being constantly in ministry. He received his license to preach the Gospel at Oklahoma City, OK in 1971. He has written extensively on Christian topics. He enjoys life in Chattanooga, TN with former District Public Defender Ardena Garth Hicks, his wife of 30 years. They have two daughters, Rachel (BA, University of Memphis magna cum laude, 2014) and Sarah (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Global Scholar, University of Tulsa, 2017).
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