Spiritual gifts part 22: The Holy Spirit stands by you when you need help.

Joh 14:16-18; 1Ti 2:3-4; Phi 4:8-9; Joh 16:7,12-15; Psa 46.

ROMANS-139-100905 - length: 77:48 - taught on Sep, 5 2010

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John Farley
September 5, 2010

Spiritual Gifts Part 21: The Holy Spirit has a passionate desire for you to follow His leading.

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 1: Setting the scene for Paul’s teaching on the Spiritual Gifts.

Point 2. The Giver of the Gifts: The Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit.

Who gets a helper? People who need help.

“If we don’t need any help, why send a Helper?”

The day or so leading up to the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ was not exactly their finest hour.

They are arguing about who is the greatest among them.

Peter is hours away from denying our Lord.

Judas is moments away from betraying Him.

All of the disciples will flee once the Roman soldiers and the Temple guards arrive to arrest Jesus.

Peter, John and James will conk out just at the time when our Lord most needs company in the Garden.

Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Savior.

God the Holy Spirit is the Helper.

A Savior only makes sense if there is somebody who needs to be saved.

A Helper - somebody needs help!

What does it mean to be a Christian?

First you need a Savior, and then you need help.

The Indwelling of God the Holy Spirit refers to the act of God the Father sending the Spirit to take up His permanent residence in the Church Age believer, and this in answer to the prayer of God the Son, John 14:16.

Whenever things get crazy and you lose your way, it’s time to head back to the Source.

The source is Christ.

The Holy Spirit has been given to indwell and fill us in order to glorify Christ on earth.

Be occupied, not with the gifts, but rather with the Giver.

The Giver of the spiritual gifts to the church age believer- God the Holy Spirit - is Himself the Gift!

God the Holy Spirit is occupied with the Lord Jesus Christ in this dispensation.



parakletos = an intercessor, consoler:

summoned, called to one’s side, especially called to one’s aid;


parakletos =
1. "one who pleads another’s cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant; an advocate"


parakletos =

2. one who pleads another’s cause with one, an intercessor:


parakletos =

3. in the widest sense, a helper, succorer, aider, assistant


parakletos means someone who stands by you in your hour of need, when you need help, and speaks for your benefit.