As promised from Sunday morning, here’s a rundown on the activities of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians from the New Testament:

  • Convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8-11)
  • Regenerates and grants faith (John 3:3, 5-6, 1 Corinthians 12:3, Titus 3:5, 1 John 4:2)
  • Dwells within believers (Romans 8:9, 14, 1 Corinthians 6:19, 2 Timothy 1:14)
  • Washes, sanctifies, and justifies believers (1Corinthians 6:11)
  • Produced the Word of God (2 Peter 1:21)
  • Teaches the truth (John 14:16-17, 16:13-14)
  • Enables the right response to the Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:12, 14-15)
  • Causes spiritual growth (Romans 8:4, 1Pet. 1:2)
  • Equips for ministry (Ephesians 4:11, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Peter 4:11)
  • Secures salvation (Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30)
  • Provides guidance (Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:16, 18, 25)
  • Produces fruit (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • Pours the love of God into our hearts (Romans 5:5)
  • Translates prayer (Romans 8:26)
  • Unifies the church (Ephesians 4:3, 1 Corinthians 12:13)

This list isn’t exhaustive, but even so note how much of the work of the Holy Spirit goes un-emphasized. Don’t forget that if you are a believer in Jesus, the Spirit of God is dwelling in you this very moment, working to help you grow as a disciple of Jesus.

Ryan serves as the Senior Pastor of Green Pond Bible Chapel in Rockaway, New Jersey. He is married with four children.

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