“He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you” (John 16:14, NKJV).
- A Supporting Role. For the most part of Scripture, the Holy Spirit plays only a supporting not a central role. Does this mean that the Holy Spirit has less power than God or Jesus? Explain your answer, if you can. Is it possible that the Holy Spirit’s role is just as powerful as the roles of God and Jesus, even while working in the background?
- The Elusiveness of the Holy Spirit. In what ways is the Holy Spirit like the wind? How important is the wind in earth’s weather? How would you describe the wind-like characteristics of the Holy Spirit in our lives? What do you think is the benefit, if there is one, to our not being able to understand fully the characteristics of the Holy Spirit?
- The Holy Spirit at Creation. There He is, the Holy Spirit as a member of the Trinity playing a vital role in the creation of this world. Have you ever wondered what it meant for the Holy Spirit to “hover” over the earth at creation? What is the effect of His “hovering” as the earth bursts with life?
- The Holy Spirit and the Sanctuary. What role did the Holy Spirit play in the building of the sanctuary in the world? Why was that role so vital in the construction of this holy building? Since He was so gifted and so capable of working miracles, why didn’t the Holy Spirit just build the sanctuary for us humans?
- The Holy Spirit in Glorifying Jesus Christ. What is the most important work of the Holy Spirit? Is it possible to consider levels of importance when it comes to doing God’s work? Why weren’t the early Christians called “pneumians” (followers of the Spirit) instead of Christians?
- The Holy Spirit and Christ. What role did the Holy Spirit play in each of the following aspects of Christ’s mission on earth: (a) the incarnation; (b) anointing Jesus for His mission; (c) sustaining Jesus during His temptations. Does the Holy Spirit work with each of us in reproducing the character of Christ in our lives? How does He do this?