The Work and Ministry of the Holy Spirit

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The Work and Ministry of the Holy Spirit:

1. With regard to the lost world

• Convicts of: Sin, Righteousness, Judgment — (John 16:8-11)

• Glorifies Christ — (John 16:14)

• Restrains evil — (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7)

2. With regard to salvation of believers • Saves (regenerates) — (Titus 3:5; John 3:3-8)

• Sanctifies (sets apart and makes holy) — (1 Peter 1:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:13)

• Indwells permanently — (John 14:17; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Romans 8:9)

• Seals and guarantees salvation (redemption) — (2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30)

• Assures of salvation — (Romans 8:16; 1 John 3:24)

• Baptizes believers into the body of Christ — (1 Corinthians 12:13)

• Distributes spiritual gifts within the Body — (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)

3. With regard to living the Christian life The Holy Spirit enables, empowers, enlightens and encourages believers to live out their relationship to Christ in an effective way! (Ephesians 5:18)

• Witnessing — (Acts 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 1:5)

• Worshipping God — (Ephesians 5:18-20; John 4:24)

• Working — for God (Colossians 1:29; Ephesians 1:19; Ephesians 3:20; Galatians 5:16, 25; Colossians 1:9-11) and in fellowship with believers (Phil. 2:1-4; 2 Cor. 13:14)

• Wisdom and truth — (1 Corinthians 2:7-13; John 16:13; 1 John 2:20)

• Will of God through prayer — (Romans 8:26-27; Colossians 1:9)

• Walking in holiness, obedience, joy, peace, hope and bearing fruit — (Galatians 5:22-25; Romans 8:5 and 8:12-14; Ezekiel 36:27; Romans 14:17; 15:13)

• Warfare – against Satan, sin and temptation — (Luke 4:1-2, 1 John 4:4; Ephesians 6:10, 17-18)

Revised – DJM 8/13/2014

Download as Word Document – Holy Spirit-Work and Ministry.docx

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