What Does the Holy Spirit Do?

What does the Holy Spirit do?


P:  The Holy Spirit lives within Christians.  (John 14:17)
C:  The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him.  But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.


P:  He teaches.  (John 14:26)
C:  But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.


P:  He convicts us of sin.  (John 16:8)
C:  When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment.


P:  He guides us.  (John 16:13)
C:  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.  He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.


P:   He glorifies Christ.  (John 16:14)
C:  He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.


P:  He strengthens and encourages (Acts 9:31)
C:  Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.


P:  He assures us that we are God’s children (Romans 8:16)
C:  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.


P:  He helps us in our weakness.  (Romans 8:26)
C:  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 with groans that words cannot express.


Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society



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