The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit
Following Jesus is lifelong pursuit, with many challenges along the way. We need to fix our eyes on the finish line and run the race with perseverance. We do this not as isolated individuals but together with the family of believers who spur us on and keep us on track.
Jesus promises his disciples that the Holy Spirit would give them power to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth. The Spirit also distributes gifts to every Christian to build up the church. In this final talk of the series, explore what the gifts of the Spirit are and how we are to use them.
Last week we saw that the Holy Spirit convicts us of our need for Jesus. This week, we continue by looking at what the Holy Spirit does after we decide to follow Jesus. Every Christian receives the gift of the Holy Spirit who illuminates our minds and dwells in our hearts.
The Holy Spirit is an important part of our faith, but many Christians are confused or ignorant about what he does. In John 16, Jesus tells his disciples that he will send the Holy Spirit to continue his work after he leaves. The Spirit will convict the world in regards to sin, righteousness and judgement, and in doing so, expose our need for Jesus. His goal in all things is to glorify Jesus by making Jesus known to us.