Why do we need the Holy Spirit?

July 27th, 2010

I recently got asked the question “Why do we need the Holy Spirit, when I already have Jesus?” It was by someone who was a new Christian.

It was a good question and one that I asked myself a number of years ago. I decided to pull out some Scriptures and see what the Bible said in my answer.

The verses paint a broad picture and give us a number of reasons why we need the Holy Spirit in our lives.

1. Jesus promised to send another Comforter to help us (John 14:26)

2. He dwells in us as Christians (Romans 8:11)

3. He shows us when we are not living right (John 16:8-11)

4. He give us a new life in Christ (Titus 3:5)

5. He empowers us to tell others about Jesus’ love and salvation (Acts 1:8)

6. He helps us to pray and connect with God (Romans 8:26)

7. He makes us more Christ-like in the way we live (Romans 8:5-9)

8. He gives us gifts to serve God and serve others (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

9. He encourages us in our faith (Acts 9:31)

10. He reveals the secret things of God to us (1 Corinthians 2:10-16)

These are only 10 of the reasons why we need the Holy Spirit in our lives. There are a lot more when you search through the Bible.

God Bless,
Dave