The Holy Spirit and the Church CCC 737 – 741
How does the works of the Holy Spirit affect our lives as Christians? What is the role of the Holy Spirit and how is the Holy Spirit active in our lives? These are questions I asked myself. I know the Holy Spirit is our advocate and comforter that continues to teach us, convict us, and guide us throughout our daily lives.
As believers, the Holy Spirit also provides us with special gifts. In Galatians 5: 22-23, it says “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” The gifts are given to allow the church to work together to meet needs, make disciples, and glorify God. Without God’s Spirit, people are unable to produce fruitful lives that reflect the desires of God. The Holy Spirit dwells in us as believers. In addition to the many roles He plays in our lives, He seals us as belonging to God (Ephesians 1:13-14) The Holy Spirit is the person of God who lives with us in our time on earth and teaches us to truly know and follow God.