God the eternal Spirit was active with the Father and the Son in Creation, incarnation, and redemption. He inspired the writers of Scripture. He filled Christ’s life with power. He draws and convicts human beings; and those who respond He renews and transforms into the image of God. Sent by the Father and the Son to be always with His children, He extends spiritual gifts to the church, empowers it to bear witness to Christ, and in harmony with the Scriptures leads it into all truth. (Gen. 1:1, 2; Luke 1:35; Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38; 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Cor. 3:18; Eph. 4:11-12; Acts 1:8; John 14:16-18; John 14:26; John 15:26-27; John 16:7-13.)
See also these Bible lessons from previous years:
- The Holy Spirit (2006b) Series of 13 lessons on the Holy Spirit.
- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (98d) Lesson 3 in the series “Our Wonderful God.”
- The Triune God (12a) Lesson 1 in the series “Glimpses of our God.”