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Understanding the Spirit (Part 3)
Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Understanding The Spirit
1. The Holy Spirit restrains sin through: human government, Romans 13:1; a sense of judgment to come, Hebrews 9:27; conscience, Romans 2:15; the believer’s life; the church; the Word.
2. The “convicting” work of the Holy Spirit (John 16:8-11)
-making the message of salvation clear
-“Convict means to convince someone of something, to point something out to someone” (Moody Handbook of Theology)
-the H.S. convicts of sin (the sin of rejecting Jesus Christ), of righteousness (Jesus’ has and offers the righteousness that God requires), and judgment (judgment awaits those who reject Christ).
-the H.S. uses the written Word, spoken witness or the preaching of the Word (John 15:26,27; Romans 10:14) directly in the conscience of the unsaved in the work of conviction.