The Helper, the Holy Spirit

Mike Braun - Wednesday, February 6th 2019 - 1 Corinthians 2:1-5


1 Corinthians 2:1-3 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling.

  • The Holy Spirit helps us to live a life following Christ

John 14:16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

John 15:26 “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,

John 16:7But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.

  • God gives us His Spirit to help us live a life with purpose and meaning

Psalm 138:8 The Lord will vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever—  do not abandon the works of your hands.

  • 4 Areas the Holy Spirit Helps Us
  • H.E.L.P.
  • H = Holy Lives

John 20:22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:5 (AMP) For those who are living according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh [which gratify the body], but those who are living according to the Spirit, [set their minds on] the things of the Spirit [His will and purpose].

  • When we live holy lives, we show the world we’re set apart
  • We may be the only glimpse of Jesus people might see
  • E = Evangelism – share the Gospel

John 15:26 (NKJV) But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

  • When being led by the Holy Spirit, He will nudge us to share about Jesus
  • L = Love unconditionally

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love…

  • When led by the Holy Spirit we’ll act and react with love

Romans 5:5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

Romans 9:1-4 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, 4 the people of Israel.

  • P = Power

Ephesians 3:20 (NLT) Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

  • God gives us His power to do life His way

Acts 1:8 (NLT) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

 

All Bible references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted. NLT = New Living Translation.