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Session 1 The Person of the Spirit. Introduction. How might people in different Christian churches describe the Holy Spirit? Who is the Holy Spirit to you? The Holy Spirit is God . He’s also a Person . The Person of the Holy Spirit. How do we know that the Holy Spirit is a Person?

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Session 1

The Person of the Spirit

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Introduction

How might people in different Christian churches describe the Holy Spirit?

Who is the Holy Spirit to you?

The Holy Spirit is God.

He’s also a Person.

the person of the holy spirit
The Person of the Holy Spirit

How do we know that the Holy Spirit is a Person?

  • The Holy Spirit is called “He” (John 16:7,8).
  • The Holy Spirit is named “Counselor”(John 14:16).
  • The Holy Spirit has personality traits.
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The Person of the Holy Spirit

Personality traits of the Holy Spirit are:

  • Intellect (1 Corinthians 2:11): What does the Holy Spirit Know? the thoughts of God
  • Feelings (Ephesians 4:30): What feeling does the Holy Spirit show? He feels grief.
  • Will (1 Corinthians 12:11): How does the Holy Spirit demonstrate His will? by giving spiritualgifts.
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The Person of the Holy Spirit
  • Actions:
  • He speaks. (Acts 13:2)
  • He testifies. (John 15:26)
  • He teaches. (John 14:26)
  • He convicts. (John 16:8–11)
  • He intercedes for us. (Romans 8:26,27)
  • He guides us into truth and directs our steps. (John 16:13; Acts 16:6,7)
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The Person of the Holy Spirit
  • Actions:
  • He reveals God’s Word to us. (2 Peter 1:21)
  • He can be tested. (Acts 5:9)
  • He can be lied to. (Acts 5:3)
  • He can be grieved. (Isaiah 63:10)
  • He can be resisted. (Acts 7:51)
  • He can be insulted. (Matthew 12:31,32; Hebrews 10:29)
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The Person of the Holy Spirit

As we think about answering the question, “Who is the Holy Spirit to me?” what stood out to you in what we’ve learned so far?

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The Divinity of the Spirit

Who are the members of the Trinity?

  • Father
  • Son
  • Holy Spirit
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The Divinity of the Spirit

The Holy Spirit has the attributes of God. He is:

  • Eternal (Hebrews 9:14)
  • All-knowing (John 14:26)
  • All-powerful (Luke 1:35,37)
  • Presenteverywhere (Psalm 139:7–10)
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The Divinity of the Spirit

The Holy Spirit does the works of God.

  • He is involved in creation. (Genesis 1:2)
  • He is involved in regeneration. (John 3:5,6)
  • He is active in giving us the Scripture. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • He is involved in resurrection from death. (Romans 8:11)
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Symbols of the Spirit
  • Wind (Genesis 1:1; John 3:8)
  • Water (John 7:37–39)
  • Seal (Ephesians 1:13)
  • Oil (Luke 4:18)
  • Dove (Luke 3:22)
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Experiencing the Spirit
  • The Holy Spirit creates unity among us without producing uniformity.
  • The Holy Spirit taps our potential.
  • The Spirit leads us in two dimensions: deeper into God and out into the world. (Isaiah 6:1–10).
  • The Holy Spirit waits until we invite and receive Him.