Chapter # 8 Paragraph # 1 Study # 9
July 24, 2007
Lincolnton, N.C.

<326> Thesis: The Holy Spirit is the foundation for godliness, but not a guarantee of it. Introduction: In our study last week we considered Paul's focus upon "pleasing God" and we focused upon the reasons that people who profess to believe in Christ do not seek to please God. However, that raises this question: Does the presence of the Holy Spirit in a person's life guarantee that that person is seeking to please God? The short answer is a qualified "No". This evening we are going to look into what Paul actually taught and what he did not teach.