3248 Holy Spirit, conviction of

3248 Holy Spirit, conviction of

The Holy Spirit convinces human beings of sin and of the reality of forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and its consequences

Jn 16:8-11

Ways in which the Holy Spirit brings conviction

Through preaching Ac 2:37 See also Ac 16:14; 1Th 1:5

Through the exercise of spiritual gifts 1Co 14:24-25

The reality of the Holy Spirit’s conviction in the lives of believers

He brings illumination Eph 1:17-18 See also 1Co 2:8-10,14-16

He gives assurance about their new relationship with God Ro 8:15-16 See also Gal 4:6

He convicts of the need for constant change Ro 8:5-9 See also Gal 5:16-23

See also

3203Holy Spirit & assurance
3224Holy Spirit & preaching
3233Holy Spirit & sanctification
3293Holy Spirit, witness of
3296Holy Spirit in the world
9210judgment, God’s

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