Who is the Holy Spirit? He is God.
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” – 2 Corinthians 13:14
How does the Holy Spirit work? The Holy Spirit and the Bible always work together.
“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” – Ephesians 6:17
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears” – John 16:13
What does the Holy Spirit do?
1. The Holy Spirit helps us become a Christian.
Conviction – “But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.”– John 16:7-11
Born Again – “Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spiritgives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” – John 3:5-8
Cleaning from sin – “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” – Titus 3:5-7
2. The Holy Spirit helps us to live like a Christian.
Leading – “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” – Romans 8:14
Sanctifying (made more like Jesus) – “who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood” – 1 Peter 1:2
Prayer – “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” – Romans 8:26-27
Evangelism – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
Fruits of the Spirit – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23
3. The Holy Spirit gives us the hope of a Christian.
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” – Romans 8:16
“Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:5
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit” -Ephesians 1:13