“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

06/06/2021 – Morning Service: The 3rd Work of the Holy Spirit – Conviction of Judgment

Bible Readings:

Acts 19:1 – 20

Ephesians 2:1- 10

Sermon Outline:

John 16:7–11 (NKJV)

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 depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

I  What does it mean?

John 12:23 (NKJV)

23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.

John 12:31–32 (NKJV)

31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”

II  How does it work?  2 examples

On the day of Pentecost at Jerusalem

20 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection in Ephesus

1 John 5:19 (NKJV)

19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.

Heidelberg Catechism

QUESTION 81. Who are to come unto the table of the Lord?
Those who are displeased with themselves for their sins, yet trust that these are forgiven them, and that their remaining infirmity is covered by the passion and death of Christ; who also desire more and more to strengthen their faith and amend their life. But the impenitent and hypocrites eat and drink judgment to themselves.