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The Place and Role of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism

The Work of the Holy Spirit

He inspired the prophets Ne 9:30; Job 32:8; Isa 48:16; Mic 3:8; Heb 1:1

He empowered Jesus Christ as Messiah Isa 11:2; Isa 42:1; Mt 3:16 pp Mk 1:10pp Lk 3:21-22 pp Jn 1:32-34; Ac 10:38

He empowered the first Christians Ac 1:8; Ac 2:16-17; Ac 8:17; Ac 10:44; Ac 11:15; Ac 19:6 The outpouring of God’s Spirit begins to extend beyond the Jews.

He empowers God’s people today Jn 14:16; Ro 8:26-27; 1Co 12:3-7

The Holy Spirit accomplishes the mission of God

He convicts of sin Jn 16:8 See also Ac 2:37; 1Co 14:24-25

He directs mission Ac 13:2 See also Ac 8:29; Ac 10:19-20; Ac 13:4; Ac 16:6-10

He inspires witnesses and speakers Ac 6:9-10 See also Mt 10:19-20 ; Mk 13:11 pp Lk 21:14-15; Ac 2:14; Ac 4:31; Ac 11:15; Ac 13:9-10; 1Th 1:5; 1Pe 1:12

He gives signs and wonders Ro 15:18-19 See also Jn 1:50; Ac 5:13; 2Co 12:12; Gal 3:5; Heb 2:4

The Holy Spirit’s missionary activity is ongoing

He cares for God’s people involved in mission Jn 16:13,7; Ac 15:28; 1Pe 5:7

He sanctifies God’s people Ro 8:10,14; Ro 15:16; 2Th 2:13

He encourages God’s people Ro 8:16,27; 2Th 2:17; 1Jn 3:24; 1Jn 4:13

M Chung

SECTION: Systematic Theology