Spirit Quickening

John 6:63 - It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

 

Dead in trespasses and sins.

  1. Ephesians 2:1-3 – Records the definition of being dead in sins.
  2. Psalms 14:2 – The Lord looked down from heaven and found all rebelling against him, not believing, nor able to hear.
  3. Titus 3:3 – The days of our past lives were filled with wickedness.
  4. Matthew 23:27 – The Pharisees looked good on the outside, but inside, they were full of dead men’s bones and of all uncleanness.
  5. Mark 7:21 – From within a man comes a whole list of wicked things.  These are the things that defile a man.

 

The preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ gives life.

  1. I Cor. 1:21-24 – The preaching of the gospel is foolishness to the lost, but it is this gospel which causes dead ears to hear, blind eyes to see, spiritually dead brains to understand, and come to Chrsit that they might have life.
  2. Ezekiel 37 – Ezekiel preached to dead, dry bones, and God gave them life.
  3. Ephesians 2:4 – BUT God…
  4. Titus 3:4 – BUT after the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared…
  5. II Kings 6:17 – Elisha prayed that God would open the eyes of his servant so he wouldn’t be afraid of the earthly armies that surrounded them.
  6. John 5:24 – Hear and believe and have everlasting life.