Lesson Scriptures: John 15:26-27; 16:7-15
Key Lesson Theme: “The Work of the Holy Spirit”
Today's Lesson: Friday, April 9
John 15:26-27; 16:7-15
26 “When the Counselor comes, the one I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father—he will testify about me.
27 You also will testify, because you have been with me from the beginning
7 Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Counselor will not come to you. If I go, I will send him to you.
8 When he comes, he will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment:
9 About sin, because they do not believe in me;
10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me;
11 and about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
12 “I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t bear them now.
13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak on his own, but he will speak whatever he hears. He will also declare to you what is to come.
14 He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.
15 Everything the Father has is mine. This is why I told you that he takes from what is mine and will declare it to you.
Live It Out
Christians don’t always know how to deal with the Holy Spirit. Confusion over the nature, Person, presence, and work of the Holy Spirit has been a point of contention and misunderstanding in the church even going back to the Corinthian church, some of whom claimed superiority because of the spiritual gifts they possessed. No system of theology that elevates a person or the Holy Spirit over Jesus is biblical. Exercise caution in responding to any teaching that doesn’t lift up Jesus. The Spirit glorifies Jesus and magnifies His name. That is our mission too.
Recall and record some times when you were emboldened to give a witness for Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit within you.
How would you explain the convicting power of the Holy Spirit? Do you see that prior to your choosing to follow Christ as Savior that the Holy Spirit was at work in your life to convince you of sin, of your inability to make yourself righteous, and of the truth that evil had been judged by Jesus death on the cross?
What evidence is present in your life that the Holy Spirit is at work within you to bring glory to Jesus?
Until next week Saints…..
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