Lesson #1 The Holy Spirit – 1/21/2011

Holy Spirit

The disciples knew that Jesus was going away. He had told them so. At first it didn’t sound like good news and their hearts were troubled. They loved Jesus; they had walked three years with Jesus. How could they live without Him?

Jesus read their hearts and He assured them that it was best for them that He return to His Father in heaven. His Father would send the Holy Spirit and they would never be left alone.

God’s Spirit wouldn’t be felt in just one country, or minister to just one race of people but over the whole earth. On the Day of Pentecost Peter spoke to the crowd representing at least 15 different language groups.

Turn to the passage in your Bibles to Acts 2:16-17. Here we are told  what he said:

 Did you know that we are brought to salvation through the work of the Holy Spirit? Lets study about the Holy Spirit and His work in us.

In this lesson you will study …
The Person of the Holy Spirit
The Work of the Holy Spirit

This lesson will help you …

  • Describe the person of the Holy Spirit.
  • Explain the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation.
  • Understand the work of the Holy Spirit in your life.

The Person Of The Holy Spirit

Objective 1. Describe who the Holy Spirit is and state at least five of His qualities.

The Holy Spirit is God. He is the third Person in the Godhead . Like the Father and the Son, He also has other names.

Some are the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Truth, the Comforter.

Matthew 28:19 mentions all three Persons. “Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”

The Holy Spirit is like God the Father. He is eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere.

He works together with the Father and the Son and was with them at Creation.

Let’s look at some verses that tell us about the Holy Spirit.

“Through the eternal Spirit he offered himself as a perfect sacrifice to God” (Hebrews 9:14).

“The Spirit searches everything, even the hidden depths of God’s purposes” (1 Corinthians 2:10).

“God’s spirit made me and gave me life” (Job 33:4).

The Holy Spirit moved on prophets and priests in Old Testament times. He helped men and women to serve God.

Of Joseph who was sold as a slave into Egypt it was said, “We will never find a better man than Joseph, a man who has God’s spirit in him” (Genesis 41:38).

1. The Holy Spirit is the …………….Person of the ………………………… He works together with the ………………and the ……………….. and has been on earth since………..           

2. Read the following Scriptures. By each write the quality or characteristic of the Holy Spirit that the verse mentions.

  

B… Hebrews 10:15 …………………………………………………………………………..

C… I Peter 4:14 …………………………………………………………………………………
 

D…I John 5:6 ………………………………………………………………………………………

E…John 14:26……………………………………………………………………………………..

  

The Work Of The Holy Spirit

Objective 2. Identify six functions of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Bible.

The Holy Spirit plays an essential part in our salvation. He shows us how wrong our sins are and helps us accept Jesus as our Savior.

He changes our lives.  Turn to the passages  in your Bibles to

(John 16:8)

(John 3:5-6).

(Galatians 4:6).

(Romans 8:9 )

(Romans 8:15-16).

We have talked about the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and we may also have the infilling  of the Holy Spirit which occurs after conversion.

 It is sometimes called the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Not every believer is baptized in the Holy Spirit, but it is an experience God wants all His children to have.

He [Jesus] has been raised to the right side of God, his Father, and has received from him the Holy Spirit, as he had promised. What you now see and hear is his gift that he has poured out on us  Turn to the passage  in your Bibles to  (Acts 2:33).

Peter said unto them, “Each one of you must turn away from his sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven; and you will receive God’s gift, the Holy Spirit”  Turn to the passage  in your Bibles to  (Acts 2:38).

The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, our Helper. He teaches, gives us love and fellowship, and guides us into truth. He has fruit for us, like joy, peace, patience, humility and self-control and spiritual gifts with which to minister unto the Lord and to our fellowman

Lets see what His word tells us about  the fruit for us and spiritual gifts.

  

3. Circle the letter in front of the following statements that are TRUE.

a The Holy Spirit is present in every believer.
b The Holy Spirit guides us toward salvation.
c Conversion and baptism in the Holy Spirit are the same.
d The Holy Spirit declares us children of God.

4. Read the Scripture references.

Write in front of each the number of the work of the Spirit that is mentioned in the reference.

a Isaiah 11:2
b  Ezekiel  36:27
c Joel 2:28
d Luke 12:12
e Micah 3:8
f John 16:13

 

_____1) Gives power

 

_____2) Teaches

_____3) Reveals the truth

_____4) Gives wisdom, knowledge, and skill

_____5) Gives prophecies, dreams, and visions

 
_____6) Causes you to keep God’s laws

 

 
 
The Powerful Studies of The Holy Spirit:

 

 (Lesson 1–Holy Spirit  — 1/21/2011

(Lesson 2–The Personality of the Holy Spirit — 1/28/2011

(Lesson 3–The Deity of the Holy Spirit — 1/04/2011

(Lesson 4–The Holy Spirit’s Work of Regeneration — 2/11/2011

(Lesson 5–The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit — 2/18/2011

(Lesson 6–The Sealing Ministry of the Holy Spirit 2/25/2011

(Lesson 7–Spirit Baptism –3/4/2011

A…Romans 15:13 ……………………………………………………………………………….
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