Much confusion and misunderstanding about the Holy Spirit.
Who is He? What does He do? How does He do it?
Because of false teaching – we have just avoided the subject.
5 times in NT – 4 about Holy Spirit; 1 about Jesus
John 14:16, 26 15:26; 16:27 – 1 John 2:1
What does the word mean?
Para – to the side, beside
Kaleo – to call or summon
One who is called to the side of another
Vine – The capability for giving aid. It was used in a court of justice to denote a legal assistant, council for the defense, an advocate
Translated – Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Comforter
What is the function of a helper?
Promised to the apostles in John 14, 15, 16
How did the Holy Spirit come to their aid, help them?
The Comforter sustains the truth by having confirmed it by miracles, for miracles placed God's stamp of approval upon the truth.
The Comforters Work
The Abiding Helper
Jesus taught that He would be going away soon
Abide = dwell
The Teaching Helper
Remind them of what Jesus taught
Show them things to come
Guide into all truth
Still a Helper?
Still available to help, assist in prayer
Helps our weakness
Makes intercession for us
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