Monday: The Holy Spirit Unites Us Through Baptism

The Holy Spirit and Baptism

Read 1 Corinthians 12:13. How does baptism unite us with Christ and with the Spirit? It is the Holy Spirit who unites us into one body of believers. The public entrance into Christ’s spiritual kingdom is through baptism. We are baptized into a specific church body. Thus, baptism has a distinct communal dimension and important … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Holy Spirit Unites us with Christ

Jesus and the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit unites us in manifold ways. We would not exist as a church if the Holy Spirit would not first unite us with Christ. Christ is the head of the church (see Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 5:23). Through the Holy Spirit, we are effectually united to Christ Himself. Being united with Christ is the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Holy Spirit and the Church

The Holy Spirit and the Church

Read for This Week’s Study: Eph. 1:22-23; 1 Cor. 12:13; Rom. 6:3-7; Acts 17:11; Eph. 4:5-6; Acts 2:4-11. Memory Text: “Being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thoughts – The Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit

Read Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, pp. 511-517, 593-602. Some have asked, “Why don’t we see the same kind of miracles, such as the miraculous healings, today that were seen in Bible times?” First, we do hear stories about miracles. And surely some people have seen them firsthand, too. Second, when reading the Bible, … [Click to read more …]

The Gifts of the Spirit – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Church and Holy spirit as Dove

Key Thought: When we respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, He imparts gifts to each of us as He wills, to build up the body of Christ, serve the community, and glorify God. Lesson 8, February 25, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 12:4-7,11. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Holy Spirit and the Gift of Discernment

I am with you always

Read 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Corinthains 14:29 and 1 John 4:1-3. Why is the gift of discernment important? While there are genuine spiritual gifts present in the church, the Bible also warns us not to believe every spirit but rather to test the spirits by their conformity to Scripture, their consistency, and whether they exalt … [Click to read more …]

8 The Gifts of the Spirit – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

1. The Fruit of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit are not the Same. Do you find it a challenge to understand that the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit are not the same? What is the major difference between the two? Which of the two is required by the seeking Christian? … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Gift, Then and Now

Holy Spirit and the Word

Read 1 Corinthians 14:1 and compare the different lists in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 1 Corinthians 12:27-31; Romans 12:3-8; and Ephesians 4:11-12. Were those gifts given only to the New Testament believers? Why are the gifts available today? There are some Christians who think that the spiritual gifts mentioned in the New Testament were restricted to … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Purpose of the Spiritual Gifts

Holy Spirit and the Word

Read Romans 12:3-8 and Ephesians 4:8-12. What is the purpose of the spiritual gifts that God gives us? The spiritual gifts were clearly given for service, not for our sanctification. They are not miraculous tricks that satisfy our curiosity, nor are they given as an antidote to boredom. Often we think about the gifts of … [Click to read more …]