How do we know when the Holy Spirit is working?

I LOVE IT when students truly reflect on preaching.  This is a question I got from one of our students who was reflecting on our pastor’s sermon this Sunday.

“Hey,
I thought of a question from last night about the sermon. How do you know when the Holy Spirit is leading? Okay He prompts you, how do you know the prompts are not from yourself or from Satan? I hope I said it right. :-)”

Ah!  Awesome question.  I love the humility, the faith, and the desire to know biblical answers.  Here was my answer. Continue reading