First Way Holy Spirit Guides and Influences the Church: According to the Cathechism of the Catholic Church, the Holy Spirit guides and influences the church by making known Jesus Christ, the risen Lord to all believers, recalling his teachings to them and helping them to fully comprehend his Death and Resurrection. He prepares all believers for the time the Messiah will come again and reaches out to them with grace and love, in order to draw them closer to Christ. In addition, he makes known the mystery of Jesus Christ, mainly in the Eucharist, in order to reconcile them, to bring them into communion with God the Father (CCC paragraph 737).
According to Luke 24:45-47, "Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." This biblical evidence is saying that the Holy Spirit helped the disciples understand more fully what Jesus Christ was trying to teach them. In a similar way, we are filled with the Holy Spirit's presence in order to understand the true meaning of the Body of Christ and God's purpose in our life.
According to a trusted internet source, Jesus Christ established the church to be God's community of believers through the power of the Holy Spirit, which is traced back to the people of God in the Old Testament. Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, and his teachings and will are still present among us. "The Holy Spirit is the Counselor who is always present with God's people and reminds us of all that Jesus said and did. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth who guides the believer, and serves as the guarantee of the eternal inheritance promised in Christ" (http://www.bic-church.org).
According to my textbook, "“It is the divine energy of the Holy Spirit that empowers the Church to live as the Body of Christ" (Ave Maria Press page 28) Therefore, the Holy Spirit is present in many aspects of our faith including prayer, liturgy, Sacred Scripture, and Scared Tradition.
Second Way the Holy Spirit Guides and Influences the Church: According to the Papal Encyclical, the Holy Spirit guides and influences the church by "convincing the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment" ( http://w2.vatican.va). The Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus Christ to continue to lead us to salvation and eternal life in heaven. With the power of the Spirit, we are able to turn away from temptation and follow the right choices that will make us closer to God.
Micah 3:8-10 says, "But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin. Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right; who build Zion with bloodshed, and Jerusalem with wickedness." This bible verse shows that through the power of the Holy Spirit, we, believers, can overcome any obstacle that might disrupt the relationship we have with Jesus Christ and the Father. The Spirit will guide us in the right path and teach us to become better Catholics following the way of the Lord.
According to a trusted internet source, the Holy Spirit is present in the life of the church, inspiring unity, worship and service between all believers and non-believers. His presence is made known as the church is open to the Spirit's leadership ((http://www.bic-church.org).
According to my textbook, “The Holy Spirit guides the Church and unites her in fellowship and ministry" (Ave Maria Press page 29). The Church is made up of people who who try to live their lives based on the Good News passed on from the time of Jesus Christ. But in the end, we are all human, and human beings will always have a tendency to sin. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can be empowered to turn away from sin.