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The Holy Spirit Overview


This is the outline for this series of lessons on the Holy Spirit:

1) The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead, present at creation. [Genesis 1:1-2 Lesson 1]

2) The Holy Spirit was active in certain individuals in the Old Testament economy, such as prophets, priests and kings. [1 Samuel 16:13 Lesson 1]

3) Symbols of the Holy Spirit in the Bible are Breath, Wind, and Fire. [Genesis 2:7; Luke 3:16; Acts 2:1-3 Lesson 1]

4) The Holy Spirit was given to us all after Jesus ascended to the Father. [Acts 2:33 Lesson 1]

5) The Holy Spirit is a person, not a vague presence or misty spirit or an "it". He indwells us to a greater or lesser degree, as we are willing, after we are born again.  [John 14:16-17 Lesson 1]

6) Before salvation, the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and woos us to Jesus. The Father uses the Holy Spirit to draw us to Jesus and thus to Himself. [John 16:8-9; John 6:44, 63, 65; I Corinthians 12:3 Lesson 1]

7) At Salvation, the Holy Spirit baptizes us into the Body of Christ. [1 Corinthians 12:12-13; I Peter 3:18-22 Lesson 1]

8) At Salvation, the Holy Spirit adopts us into the family of God. [Romans 8:15; Romans 8:23 Lesson 1]

9) At Salvation, the Holy Spirit makes us alive in Christ - we are reborn spiritually, born from above, made a new creation, etc. [John 3:3-7; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Peter 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:17;  Galatians 6:15 Lesson 1]

10) At Salvation, the Holy Spirit seals us and acts as a down payment on our inheritance. [Ephesians 1:13-14 Lesson 2]

11) The Holy Spirit sanctifies us - wholly, body, mind and spirit, a continuous process throughout our Christian walk. [1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2 Lesson 2]

12) The Holy Spirit is our teacher, counselor, and guide. [John 14:26; John 15:26-27; I John 2: 20, 26-27; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21 Lesson 2]

13) The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from the Father through the Son. [Luke 11:11-13; Luke 3:16; Acts 1:4-5 Lesson 3]

14) The Holy Spirit fills us when we are baptized in the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ, and we are to be continually filled by the Holy Spirit. [Acts 6:5; Ephesians 5:18: 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; John 7:37-39; Acts 2:4; John 3:3; Acts 4:3; Acts 13:52; Acts 10:47 Lesson 3]

15) The fruit of the Spirit is the outcome of living an obedient life to the Word, whether you are FILLED with the Spirit or not. [Galatians 5:22-25 Lesson 3]

16) The Holy Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God. [Romans 8:26-27 Lesson 3]

17) The Holy Spirit imparts spiritual gifts to the church. [I Corinthians 12:7-10 Lesson 3, Lesson 8, Lesson 9, Lesson 10]

18) The Holy Spirit empowers us to witness. [Acts 1:8 Lesson 3]

19) The Holy Spirit equips or anoints us for our ministry and calling. [Luke 4:18-19; Acts 10:38; I John 2:20, 27; 1 Samuel 16:13; Hebrews 13: 20-21; 2 Peter 1:3; Ephesians 4:11-13; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Peter 4:9-11; I Corinthains 14:13-16 Lesson 4]

20) The Holy Spirit abides with us forever. [Isaiah 59:20-21; John 14:16-17 Lesson 5]

21) The Holy Spirit and His gifts are still available to anyone who requests them. [John 7:37-39; Acts 2:38-39; I Corinthians 13:8-10 Lesson 5]

A) The Holy Spirit Baptism Prophesied [Mark 16:15,17; John 7:37-39; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 1:8 Lesson 5]
B) The Outpouring at Pentecost [Acts chapter 1:12-15;2:1-39 Lesson 5]
C) Outpouring at Samaria [Acts 8:14-19 Lesson 5]
D) Paul receives the Holy Spirit [Acts 9:17-19; 1 Corinthians 14:18 Lesson 5]
E) Outpouring on Gentiles at Ceasarea [Acts 10:45-46-47 Lesson 5]
F) Outpouring at Ephesus [Acts 19:1-6 Lesson 5]

22) We build ourselves up as we pray in the Spirit or in tongues [Lesson 6 and Lesson 7]

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Father God, help us to be loving in all our ways, and to be tenderhearted towards our brothers and sisters for whom Christ died. Speaking the truth in love, let us draw together in the unity of the spirit as members of the Body of Christ, encouraging one another as Your coming draws near.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.


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