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The Holy Spirit

John 14:16-17

The Holy Spirit is the forgotten character of the Christmas story. 

 (Luke 1:19-20; 1:35; 1:40-42; 1:68-69)

Four Reasons why the Holy Spirit is the Greatest of All Gifts.

1. He’s of the highest quality- He’s just like Jesus. (v. 16a)  


And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another…

2. He’s practical- He is our Helper. (v. 16a)  


…Helper…


·     He helps us understandand remember Scripture. (v. 25-26; 1 Corinthians 2:10, 14)


·     He helps us when we are weak. (Romans 8:26)


·     He helps us by securing our salvation and new life. (Titus 3:5-6; Exodus 32; Acts 2)

3. He’s guaranteed- He is with us forever. (v. 16b, 17a)  


to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth…


4. He’s personal- He is inus. (v.17b; Romans 8:11; I Cor. 3:16)


…whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.


So let’s not forgetto…


·       Honor the Holy Spirit with the same reverence and joy as Jesus. 


·       Call upon the Holy Spirit at anytime, anywhere. 


·       Rely upon the Holy Spirit for his help where needed most. 


·       Live according to the Holy Spirit, as His dwelling place. 


Have you received the gift of the Holy Spirit?

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