3212 Holy Spirit, and mission

3212 Holy Spirit, and mission

The Holy Spirit directs and empowers believers in their missionary tasks, bearing witness to Jesus Christ and preparing the hearts of men and women to respond to him in faith.

The Holy Spirit equips God’s people

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 1:10 pp 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 pp 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

See also

1449signs, purposes
3030Holy Spirit, power
3224Holy Spirit & preaching
3248Holy Spirit, conviction
3263Holy Spirit, guidance
3281Holy Spirit, inspiration
3293Holy Spirit, witness of
7948mission
8420equipping
8424evangelism
8495witnessing