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The Holy Spirit of God

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  1. The Holy Spirit of God Innkeeper’s Class Lewisville church of Christ

  2. Website Study Material

  3. Member’s Page

  4. Lessons on the Holy Spirit

  5. Hot Topic • Numerous books have been written • Numerous debates (internal / external) • Highly controversial subject • Churches / Fellowship / Friendship • Highly complex subject, in totality • An Understanding is Vital to Christianity

  6. Quote “There is no subject more important in religion than that of the Holy Spirit. Unless this be properly understood, a large portion of the Bible, especially the NT, must remain unintelligible. On the other hand, just a view of it will do more than a knowledge of any other particular topic to give harmony, clearness, and consistency to what may be learned to all other matters presented in the Word of God.” --- The Office of the Holy Spirit, Robert Richardson, 1872

  7. Prominence in the Bible • Old Testament • 88 references in 23 books (although “the Holy Spirit” used only 3 times, i.e. Psalms 51 • New Testament • 264 references in 24 books • 60+ in the gospels • 57 in Acts (Acts of the Holy Spirit?) • 132 in the epistles • Philemon, 2nd John & 3rd John • Abraham, David, Paul, Peter, Jesus, John, etc.

  8. Prominence in the Life of Christ • Conception • Pronouncements of Jesus’ birth • Baptism • Temptation • Ministry

  9. Prominence in the Life of Christians • Our becoming Christians • Convicted of sin (Jno 16:7f; John 17:17) • Born again (Jno 3:5-8, 10) (“know” “understand”) • Our lives as Christians • Live in the Spirit (Gal 5:25a) • Walk in the Spirit; Produce the FRUIT of the Spirit (Gal 5:25b,16-18, 22f) • Set our minds on things of the Spirit (Rom 8:5f) • Put to death the deeds of the body (flesh) (Rom 8:12f) • Lead by the Spirit = Sons of God (Rom 8:14) • Intercedes for us in prayer (Rom 8:26f)

  10. Prominence in the Life of Christians • Strengthens us in the inner man (Eph 3:16-21) • Renewed (Rom 12; 2 Cor 4; Titus 3:4-6) • Sanctified (1 Peter 1:2) • The communion of the Spirit (2 Cor 13:14; Phil 2:1)

  11. Prominent Regarding Truth and Error • Much Error Taught • Impersonal “force” expressive of God’s power • Jesus in another form • Minimizing / Inactive (some among us) • Many conflicting views (misunderstanding) • “baptism” of the Holy Spirit • Gift of the Holy Spirit • Gifts of the Holy Spirit • Indwelling of the Holy Spirit • Many attribute “feelings” and “intuitions” as being lead by the Spirit

  12. Characteristics of the Spirit • Human Attributes • Speaks (1 Tim 4:1; Acts 8:29; Acts 10: 19f; Acts 13:1-4; Rev 2; Rev 3) • Teaches (Jno 14:26) “He” in Jno 14:16f) • Bears Witness (Jno 15:26f) • Guides, Hears, Speaks, Tells (Jno 16:12f) “He” • Forbids (Acts 16:6f – v.7 referred to as “Spirit of Jesus”) • Intercedes “himself” (Rom 8:26f) Christ “also” in 8:34 • Has a mind (Rom 8:27) • Has knowledge (1 Cor 2:11) • Has a will (Jno 16:12ff; 1 Cor 12:11) “He” in both places • Possesses affection? (Rom 15:30)

  13. Characteristics of the Spirit • Can be grieved (Eph 4:30) • Can be insulted (Heb 10:29) • Can be lied to (Acts 5:3) • Can be resisted (Acts 7:51) • Divine Attributes • Omniscient (1 Cor 2:10f) • Omnipresent (Psalms 139:7-10) • Eternal (Heb 9:14) • Can be blasphemed (Mt 12:31f)

  14. Characteristics of the Spirit • Works / Activities • Creation (Gen 1:2; Job 33:4) • Working of Miracles (Mt 12:28; Rom 15:19; 1 Cor 12) • Redemption (Heb 9:14) • Regeneration / Sanctification / Renewal (Jno 3; Rom 12; 2 Cor 4; Titus 3; 1 Peter 1)

  15. Summary • The Holy Spirit is God. He is God and He was sent by God, as a Helper or Comforter (Jno 14:16f). • It is important to note that Jesus, on the night of His betrayal, referred to the Spirit as “another”, or another Comforter sent to God’s people. Parallels Jesus, the Word incarnate.

  16. Summary (cont.) • Was Jesus presence a comfort? • Was He a counselor to the people? • Did He guide them, and assist them in their search for truth and God? • Did His presence strengthen them in their ministry? • Did His presence relieve them, in ANY WAY, of their free will to choose?

  17. Summary (cont.) • The Holy Spirit (the separate, unique, nature) of God is a help to Christians. • We are to take on His nature (Rom 12; 2 Cor 4; Titus 3) • He is a seal of our inheritance (2 Cor 1:21f) • Although there are aspects of this subject that are deep and complex, there is a basis (fundamental) of understanding that is beneficial for children of God.

  18. Summary (cont.) • Remember, Jesus said He would not leave us alone. • We should draw comfort, not confusion, from this fact. • We should be reassured, and strengthened, not anxious or divisive. I hope this prompts all of us to further study of the Word of God!