Tasks of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is often the least talked about or most over-emphasized member of the Trinity in evangelical circles. In my own upbringing in the non-denominational church I spent most of my life in, there was little talk or admiration of the Holy Spirit. Although, when I started attending youth group at an Assemblies of God church there was a higher importance of the work of the Holy Spirit in individual’s lives. In my own theological and ministerial lens I find that it is important to be balanced, look to Scripture to understand the roles of the Holy Spirit, and give glory and praise to the godhead as a whole.

Here’s a list of information (not exhaustive) about the Holy Spirit:

He is God’s Counselor (John 14:16)

teacher (Jn. 14:26)

works to convict people of sin in their life (Jn. 16:8)

regenerates (Titus 3:4-7)

The Holy Spirit intercedes for believers (Rom. 8:26)

baptizes all believers into the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13),

and indwells every child of God from the moment he is saved (1 Cor. 6:19)

brings unity to the body of Christ (Eph. 4:4-6)

gives believers spiritual gifts (Eph. 4:8)

He is the Author and Interpreter of the Scriptures (2 Peter 1:21; John 16:8; 1 Peter 4:10)

Lastly, our sins died with Christ when he died on the cross, and we now live because he was raised from the dead (Romans 6:1-4), and he lives in us, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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