There's been a LOT of crazy stuff taught about the Holy Spirit over the years. Not just things that are a bit off, but CRAZY things! On the other end of the extreme, there's been a whole group of people, entire denominations, that have ignored the Spirit and have missed out the fullest experience of the Christian life because of that. How can we avoid either extreme? How do we have the most biblical understanding the Holy Spirit and have the fullest life possible with him? Christ introduced the idea of the Spirit to his followers the night he was going to die. Why? What news of the Holy Spirit and his work would help Christ's followers for 2000 years that would cause Christ to share it on his last night on earth? Discover the advantages that the Spirit gives to each of us in a world that is unquestionably against us as we seek to live like Christ.
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5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless, 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. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. (ESV)