He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. John 16:14
a. It’s always been the mission of the Spirit to exalt Jesus.
b. How do we draw people’s attention to Christ?
“Believers shouldn’t curse anyone or be quarrelsome, but they should be gentle and show courtesy to everyone.” Titus 3:2
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians 3:13
“As holy people whom God has chosen and loved, be sympathetic, kind, humble, gentle, and patient.” Colossians 3:12
An honest answer is a sign of true friendship. Proverbs 24:26
“And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.” John 16:8
a. Areas the Holy Spirit convicts us in
b. Conviction is good, but here are some things conviction is not
c. Definition of conviction
• Conviction means, “to convince someone of truth; to reprove; to accuse, refute or cross-examine a witness.”
“Then I said, “ ‘It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.’ Isaiah 6:5
How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.” Genesis 39:9
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. John 16:13
a. God uses three primary means
• The Word “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”Psalm 119:105
• The Spirit When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you . . . John 16:13
• Life’s circumstances “The LORD directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.” Psalm 37:23
b. What about our conscience?
“So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” Romans 8:6
a. They are contagious, both good and bad.
a. We must keep it as the ultimate measuring rod for all we do.
b. A Spirit-empowered church
a. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, is not just for personal blessing.
“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