Summary: This sermon outline has a description of the Holy Spirit and the things He does to motivate people to salvation
I. The Motivator is the Comforter, The Holy Ghost or Spirit.
A. We will look at the Characteristics of the Holy Ghost.
1. He is eternal.
Hebrews 9:13-14 “For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
2. He is omnipresent. Psalm 139:7-13
3. He is omniscient.
1 Corinthians 2:10 “But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”
4. He is omnipotent. Romans 15:13
B. We will look at the Duties of the Holy Spirit.
1. He is the author of the new birth. John 3:5-6
2. He inspired Scripture. 2 Timothy 3:16
3. He is the source of miraculous power. Romans 15:19
4. He appoints and sends ministers Acts 13:1-3
5. He indwells the Saints. John 14:17
6. He convicts or reproves the world in three areas. John 16:7-11
a. He convicts of sin.
b. He convicts of Righteousness.
c. He convicts of Judgment.
II. These three areas of Conviction are what I want to focus on as our Motivation for Salvation.
A. We are motivated to salvation because we know we are sinners and there is no other way out of sin then through Christ. (He convicts of sin)
B. We are motivated to salvation because of righteousness, in other words we want to be saved because we want to go to heaven.(He convicts of righteousness)
C. We are motivated to salvation because of fear of Judgment. We do not want to go to hell.(He convicts of Judgement)
These are three ways in which God deals with us, through the motivation of the Holy Spirit, concerning our salvation.