Understanding the Holy Spirit
God wants every believer to understand the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God with you and in you, empowering you to serve Christ. That’s what we saw on Sunday in John 14:15-16 and what we will see as we continue in this passage this coming Sunday.
We will see the third of three points:
- The Holy Spirit is the promised Helper of believers.
- The Holy Spirit is the present Teacher of believers.
- The Holy Spirit is the powerful Leader of believers.
The primary truth to grasp regarding the Holy Spirit being our Helper is that He regenerates us (brings the dead to life) and is sanctifying us. The primary truth regarding the Holy Spirit being our Teacher is that He inspired the Word of God in the past and illumines it in the present, giving us understanding of His will and ways.
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is crucial to our lives and ministry. As we understand more of what the Bible says about who the Holy Spirit is and what the Holy Spirit does, we will increasingly be focused on pleasing to God and surrendered to His sovereign sufficiency.