Wednesday: The Work of the Holy Spirit

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We have already mentioned the important role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the incarnated Christ and in the inspiration of Scripture. Let us focus now on what Jesus taught about the Spirit’s work for our salvation. What indispensable work does the Holy Spirit do in order to prepare us to accept the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Holy Spirit Is Divine

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When Jesus introduced the Holy Spirit to the disciples, He called Him another Helper (John 14:16). The Greek word Jesus used for another is allos, which means another of the same kind, in contrast with heteros, another of different kind or quality. The same likeness of nature that bonds the Father and the Son is … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Holy Spirit Is a Person

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Ellen G. White wrote that the nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them. . . . Regarding such mysteries, which are too deep for human understanding, silence is golden. –The Acts of the Apostles, p. 52. Nevertheless, she also affirmed that … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Representative of Christ

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With fear and sadness, the disciples listened as Jesus announced His imminent death. When they were deprived of His presence, who would be their Teacher, Friend, and Counselor? Knowing their desperate need, Christ promised to send His representative to be with them. What particular name did Christ use for His representative? See John 14:16-18. In … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Holy Spirit


Read for This Week’s Study: John 14:16-18; John 14:26; John 15:26; Matt. 12:31-32; John 16:8; John 3:5-8; Luke 11:9-13. Memory Text: And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever (John 14:16, NKJV). Of the three Persons of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit is … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Power of Many

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Believers in western Russia work together to win their neighbors—and sometimes thieves—to Jesus. They write the names of people for whom they are praying in a book at church. Then they deliver tracts or newsletters to those people during the week. One woman who owns a goat farm asked God who to pray for, and … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Son


Further Study: Ellen G. White, Divine-Human Saviour, p. 1126-1128 in TheSDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5. While God’s Word speaks of the humanity of Christ when upon this earth, it also speaks decidedly regarding His pre-existence. The Word existed as a divine being, even as the eternal Son of God, in union and oneness with His … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Christ’s Mission

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After considering who Jesus was, we are in a better position to understand what He came to do for us. Satan made accusations against God. In order to meet those accusations, Jesus came to represent the Father’s character, and to correct the false concept that many had developed about the Godhead. He wanted us to … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Christ’s Divine Nature: Part 2

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Jesus declared and demonstrated that He had the same power as the Father to overcome death. As the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will (John 5:21, NKJV). Only God can state: I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25, NKJV). Another … [Click to read more …]