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BAPTISM IN AND FILLING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

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					    HOLY SPIRIT


 The following discussion is to better
 our understanding of who the Holy
Spirit is and what He does in our lives
HOLY SPIRIT: One of Three
Persons of God
• The Holy Spirit is one of the three persons
 of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

• The Bible declares that there is only one
 living God, yet we learn from Scripture
 that He compromises three separate
 personages.
HOLY SPIRIT
• The Holy Spirit is not a vague, ethereal life
  force. He is not impersonal or unthinking.

• The Holy Spirit is a “person” equal in every way
  with God, the Father, and God, the Son.

• The Bible tells us that all the characteristics of
  God apparent in the Father and the Son are
  equally apparent in the Holy Spirit.
HOLY SPIRIT: Composed of
intellect, emotions, and will
• 1 Corinthians 2:11 – we see an example of
 the Holy Spirit’s intellect and will: “For
 who among men knows the thoughts of a
 man except the spirit of the man which is
 in him? Even so the thoughts of God no
 one knows except the Spirit of God.”
HOLY SPIRIT: Composed of
intellect, emotions, and will
• Romans 15:30, we see the Holy Spirit has
 emotion, as represented by the capacity to
 love: “Now I urge you, brethren, by our
 Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the
 Spirit, to strive together with me in your
 prayers to God for me…”
HOLY SPIRIT: Specific roles and
functions in our lives
• John 16:13 – We see the Spirit of Truth as
 our guide: “But when He, the Spirit of
 truth, comes, He will guide you into all the
 truth; for He will not speak on His own
 initiative, but whatever He hears, He will
 speak; and He will disclose to you what is
 to come.”
HOLY SPIRIT: Specific roles and
functions in our lives
• John 14:26 – We learn that the Holy Spirit
 is our Counselor and Teacher: “But the
 Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father
 will send in My name, He will teach you all
 things, and bring to your remembrance all
 that I said to you.
HOLY SPIRIT: Specific roles and
functions in our lives
• 1 Corinthians 3:16 – We see that the Holy
 Spirit lives inside of us: “Do you not know
 that you are a temple of God and that the
 Spirit of God dwells in you?
HOLY SPIRIT: Specific roles and
functions in our lives
• Acts 1:18 – We understand where our
 power comes from: “but you will receive
 power when the Holy Spirit has come
 upon you; and you shall be My witnesses
 both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and
 Samaria, and even to the remotest part of
 the earth.”
HOLY SPIRIT: Specific roles and
functions in our lives
• Romans 8:14 – We understand where our
 direction comes from: “For all who are
 being led by the Spirit of God, these are
 sons of God”
HOLY SPIRIT: Specific roles and
functions in our lives
• Romans 8:26 – We learn that the Holy Spirit is
  there for us in times of weakness and prayer:
  “In the same way the Spirit also helps our
  weakness; for we do not know how to pray as
  we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for
  us with groanings too deep for words;”

• Romans 8:27 – “and He who searches the
  hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is,
  because He intercedes for the saints according
  to the will of God.”
HOLY SPIRIT

• Hebrews 9:14 – We see that the Holy
 Spirit is eternal: “how much more will the
 blood of Christ, who through the eternal
 Spirit offered Himself without blemish to
 God, cleanse your conscience from dead
 works to serve the living God?”
HOLY SPIRIT

• 1 Corinthians 2:11 – We see that the Holy
 Spirit is all – knowing: “For who among
 men knows the thoughts of a man except
 the spirit of the man which is in him? Even
 so the thoughts of God no one knows
 except the Spirit of God”
HOLY SPIRIT

• Psalm 139 – We see that the Holy Spirit is
 everywhere: “O LORD, You have searched
 me and known me.
 You know when I sit down and when I
 rise up;
 You understand my thought from afar…”
                                cont…
HOLY SPIRIT: Attributes of God
• The Holy Spirit, Father and Son all compromise a unified
  Godhead known in Christianity as the “Trinity”.

• A common misconception is that Christians believe in
  three different Gods. This isn’t correct.

• While each “personage” is distinct in function, each
  shares together in the same Deity and each reflects the
  divine attributes of the one living God.

				
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