The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
John 16:5-15 (NIV)
5“Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. 7But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: 9in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; 10in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
12“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. 15All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.
II. The Holy Spirit Is Sent By Jesus
a. Sent In The Absence of Christ
b. Sent For the Benefit of Mankind
III. The Holy Spirit Brings Conviction
a. Regarding Sin
b. Regarding Righteousness
c. Regarding Judgment
IV. The Holy Spirit Communicates A Message
a. Communicating As A Revealer Of Truth
b. Communicating As A Spokesman For God
c. Communicating As A Messenger Of Glory