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Theology 101 - Holy Spirit

Summary: The Holy Spirit is a "He" not an "it"; He is to be pursued and not ignored. He is the ever present third person of the Trinity.


Key Scripture (John 15:26): “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. 


Who is the Holy Spirit


He is known as the:

1.Spirit of God

2.Spirit of the Lord

3.Spirit of the Living God

4.In the OT, God simply refers to the Holy Spirit as “My Spirit”

5.The Spirit of Christ

6.The Spirit of Jesus

7.The Spirit of His Son

8.The Spirit of Adoption

9.The Spirit of Glory

10.The Spirit of Grace

11.The Spirit of Supplication

12.The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding

13.The Spirit of Counsel and Might

14.The Spirit of Knowledge and the Fear of the Lord

15.The Spirit of Life

16.The Spirit of Truth

17.The Comforter

18.The Eternal Spirit


Important Takeaway: He is a person, not an "it".

He is a _______________ not a POWER


He has an intellect

He has a will

He has emotions

He can speak

He can be insulted

He can be lied to

He can be blasphemed

He can be resisted and defied

He can be quenched

He can be grieved

What will the Holy Spirit do in my daily life?

THE SPIRIT _______________


Acts 8:29 (NKJV) - Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.” 


Acts 10:19–20 (NKJV) - While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you. 20 Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.” 

THE SPIRIT _____________ AND GUIDES


John 16:12–13 (NKJV) - “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 


Luke 4:1 (NIV84)

The Temptation of Jesus

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,


Romans 8:13–14 (NIV84)

13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, 14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 

THE SPIRIT KEEPS US FROM MAKING ___________ DECISIONS


Acts 16:6 (NKJV) - Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. 

THE SPIRIT _______________ & PROTECTS


Acts 20:23 (NIV84) 

23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. 

THE SPIRIT HAS A _______________ AND HE THINKS


Romans 8:27 (NKJV) 

27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 

THE SPIRIT _______________ AND COUNSELS


John 14:16–17 (NKJV) 

16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 

THE SPIRIT BRINGS __________________


John 16:8–11 (NKJV) 

8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. 

THE SPIRIT IS OUR ________________


Ephesians 1:13–14 (NIV84) - 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. 


2 Corinthians 1:21–22 (NIV84) - 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 


Quick Question: Were the OT Saints sealed? If so, How?

THE SPIRIT IS OUR SUPERNATURAL BAPTIZER


Acts 1:5 (NKJV) - for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 


Acts 2:4 (NKJV) - And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Our First Introduction to Holy Spirit

Genesis 1:1–2 (NIV84) 

The Beginning 

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 


COMPARE GENESIS 2:7 to JOHN 20:21-22


Genesis 2:7 (NIV84) 

7 the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 


John 20:21–22 (NIV84) 

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 

Holy Spirit in O.T. vs. Holy Spirit in N.T.

OT - particular _____________ / particular ______________/ particular ________________


Bezalel - Exodus 31:1-5

Gideon - Judges 6:14-15

Samson - Judges 15:14


NT - I will pour my spirit out on ______ flesh


Acts 2:17–18 (NKJV) 

17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, 

That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; 

Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 

18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants 

I will pour out My Spirit in those days; 

And they shall prophesy. 


Conclusion:

  • We were never meant to do the Christian life ALONE
  • Next to Jesus, the Holy Spirit's coming and outpouring represents one of the greatest gifts mankind has ever been privileged to receive


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