John Lesson 21 Day 3

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John Lesson 21 Day 3

Holy Spirit will convict the world concerning sin, righteousness and judgment.

John 16:8-11

He will convict: “The ancient Greek word translated convict has a broader range of meaning than simply our word convict, especially as it is understood in a legal sense. It also carries the ideas to expose, to refute, and to convince (Bruce). This is the work of the Holy Spirit in the world and in individual hearts; to convince and convict of these truths.” (Enduring Word)

6. a. Convict the world concerning sin

“. . . because they do not believe in me.” ESV

John 3:19-21

God’s light came into the world, but the people’s hearts preferred the darkness because it hid their evil.

Romans 3:23

Everyone of us has sinned and needs the glory of God.

b. Concerning righteousness

“. . . because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more.” ESV

Jesus is the only one found worthy to be our sacrifice because he lived a perfect, righteous life. His life exposed the lack of righteousness in the world.

Isaiah 64:6

We are all impure and unclean with sin. The “righteous deeds” we display are like filthy rags.

“He seems to allude to persons unclean through the leprosy, which was the highest degree of uncleanness among the Jews. He means that the body of the people were like one under a ceremonial pollution, who was not admitted into the courts of the tabernacle; or like one labouring under some loathsome disease. We are all, by sin, not only become obnoxious to God’s justice, but odious to his holiness.” Benson Commentary via Biblehub.com

Romans 3:19-20

The purpose of the law (of Moses) was to keep people from having excuses. It shows that the whole world is guilty before God. The law shows us how sinful we are.

c. Concerning judgment

“. . . because the ruler of this world is judged. (ESV) “. . . now stands condemned. (NIV)”

“The world, the prince of it, is ‘judged’. To adhere to it rather than to Christ is to cling to a doomed cause, a sinking ship.” (Dods)

John 3:36

The only way to have eternal life is to believe in God’s Son. Anyone who rejects the Son will remain under God’s angry judgment.

Ephesians 2:1-3

All were once dead because of disobedience and many sins, following the ways of the world and the ruler of the kingdom of the air.

7. a. Without Holy Spirit’s help, we do not understand spiritual things.

1 Corinthians 2:14;

The things of the Spirit of God can only be spiritually discerned.

2 Corinthians 4:4

The god of the world blinds the minds of unbelievers to keep them from seeing the glorious light of the Good News.

b. Holy Spirit reveals things of the Spirit to unbelievers when the Gospel is shared.

c. Pray that the Spirit of Truth will reveal Jesus.

Holy Spirit knows what is deceiving each person and what is holding them back. I pray that he will reveal Jesus in a way that will be the most powerful and convincing.

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My answers to BSF Bible study fellowship questions John Lesson 21 Day 3