3296 Holy Spirit, work in the world

3296 Holy Spirit, work in the world

The Holy Spirit, active in the created world, works to show the futility and sinfulness of life without God, and brings a conviction of the presence of God, his righteousness and coming judgment.

The Holy Spirit is active in the created world

In creation itself Job 33:4; Ps 33:6 See also Ge 1:2; Job 26:13; Ps 104:30

In ordering the natural world Isa 34:11-17

The Holy Spirit is present everywhere in the world

Ps 139:7

The unbelieving world will not recognise the Holy Spirit

Jn 14:17 John uses “the world” to describe those who live apart from God. See also 1Co 2:14

The Holy Spirit testifies to the truth

Jn 15:26 See also Ro 8:16; 1Co 2:11-14

The Holy Spirit convicts the world

Jn 16:7-11 See also 1Co 14:24-25

The Holy Spirit empowers the church to serve the world in mission

Ac 1:8 See also Jn 15:26-27

See also

1110God, present everywhere
1225God as Spirit
3212Holy Spirit & mission
3248Holy Spirit, conviction
3266Holy Spirit in creation
4025world, the

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