Genesis 1:2 (ESV)
2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
John 14:16–17 (NIV84)
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever –
17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.
John 16:7 (NIV)
7 But 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.
Acts 19:1-2 (ESV)
1 And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples.
2 And he said to them, “Did you receive Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
Acts 7:51 (ESV)
51 “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you
WHY HOLY SPIRIT? WHAT IS HIS ROLE?
God the Father – Creator, deliverer, wisdom, knowledge, judge, compassionate, in Him we live and move and have our being…
Jesus the Son – Savior, Healer, Example, Intercessor
John 14:26 (NIV)
26 But the Counselor, Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
HOLY SPIRIT GUIDES
HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTS
John 16:8 (ESV)
8 And when He comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.
HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERS!
Acts 1:8 (ESV)
8 But you will receive power when Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”