BIBLE STUDY ASSIGNMENT

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011

THE STUDY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT LESSON TWO

WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?

Last week we started Lesson 1 in our teaching on the Holy Spirit and covered Part One of Who is the Holy Spirit. In last week’s lesson we taught that the Holy Spirit is a person and He is the third person in the Trinity of God. The other two persons in the Trinity are the Father (God) and the Son (Jesus Christ). Together the three of them are called the Godhead and our Triune God. This week let’s finish looking at Who is the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is a person because He has characteristics of a personality which are mind, will, and emotions: Tell us how these characteristics are found in the following:
• The Holy Spirit has a Mind:
Romans 8:27
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. (NIV)
How does this Scripture show that the Holy Spirit has a mind?
• The Holy Spirit has a Will:
1 Corinthians 12:11
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. (NASB)
What does it mean when this Scripture says as He wills?
• The Holy Spirit has Emotions:
Ephesians 4:30
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (NIV)
What is the context of this Scripture that tells us not to grieve the Holy Spirit, what is going on here?
The Holy Spirit grieves:
Isaiah 63:10
Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them. (NIV)
The name Holy Spirit is in three places in the Old Testament and this Scripture is one of them, where are the other two?
The Holy Spirit gives joy:
Luke 10: 21
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.” (NIV)
What major event happened in Jesus’ ministry before this verse that made Jesus “full of joy through the Holy Spirit”?
When was the last time you felt the joy of the Holy Spirit? How do you know it was the Holy Spirit?
In the Gospel of John Jesus uses the Greek word paraclete to describe the Holy Spirit. What does paraclete mean and how many times and where in the Book of John does Jesus call the Holy Spirit a paraclete?
We teach that the Holy Spirit is God. Read Acts 5:3,4 and tell us how this proves that the Holy Spirit is God?
As National Baptist our doctrine teaches that the Holy Spirit is divinely intelligent. How does 1 Corinthians 2:10 -11, prove the divine intelligence of the Holy Spirit?
What did Jesus teach the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:21-24 about the Holy Spirit that He did not teach his disciples until John 14:16-17?

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