You may think that when you share the Good News of the Gospel message with someone it’s you and your words out there alone…but these verses show us just how far from the truth that is. First we’re reminded in Romans 1:16 that the Gospel you’re sharing is the power of God for salvation of everyone who believes. Next, the Holy Spirit is there with you teaching, enlightening, and guiding both of you during the conversation. For the Holy Spirit uses both definitions of conviction simultaneously. For the Believer, it’s the deep seated conviction (certainty & assurance) that comes from having the Holy Spirit dwell within them. But to the non-believer, the Holy Spirit uses conviction (decisive & persuasive) to expose their sin to the light of the truth being spoken.