Sunday: The Holy Spirit and God
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Comforted by Scripture

The Bible does not present a systematic description of the divinity of the Holy Spirit. Instead we find interesting traces that indicate that the biblical writers considered the Holy Spirit to be equal with God. There are several biblical passages where the same activity is attributed to God and then also to the Holy Spirit. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Divinity of the Holy Spirit
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Divinity of the Holy Spirit

Read for This Week’s Study: Acts 5:1-4; 1 Cor. 2:10-11; Isa. 63:10-14; Titus 3:4-6; Rom. 8:11; 1 Pet. 1:2. Memory Text: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14, NASB). All through the Bible, the deity of … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Holy Spirit Working Behind the Scenes
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Spectacles on Bible

No question, the work of the Holy Spirit is crucial to our walk with the Lord. Again, we might not be able to see Him work, but we can see the effect of His work in our lives and in the lives of others. If your life has been changed through faith in Jesus, it … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Holy Spirit and Christ
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Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit effected the incarnation of Jesus (Luke 1:34-35). He anointed Jesus for His mission (Luke 3:21-22). The anointing of Jesus endued Him with power to fulfill His Messianic mission and qualified Him to bestow the Holy Spirit on His disciples. The Holy Spirit guided and sustained Jesus in His temptations (Mark 1:12; Matt. … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Holy Spirit – Working Behind the Scenes
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Holy Spirit: Working Behind the Scenes” 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 outline from … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Holy Spirit in Glorifying Jesus Christ
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The Spirit Moving

The Holy Spirit was active during Old Testament times, though it does not appear that His Work was as extensive as in the New Testament era. With the coming of Jesus, the promised Messiah, the ministry of the Holy Spirit is intensified, and He gives His gifts to all believers. While the New Testament tells … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Holy Spirit and the Sanctuary
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Holy Spirit in the Sanctuary

“And let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them” (Exod. 25:8). After the act of Creation, God’s plan of salvation is of prime importance in the Bible. In a fallen world, what good would Creation be without the plan of Redemption? As sinners, we need not just a Creator but a … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Holy Spirit at Creation
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Fruits of the Spirit

The first major work of God on this planet was its Creation. The Bible clearly mentions God (Gen. 1:1) and Jesus Christ (Col. 1:16-17) as the Creator of heaven and earth and of all that, in fact, was made (John 1:1-3). Yet, the Bible also mentions the presence of the Holy Spirit in the work … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Elusiveness of the Holy Spirit
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Holy Spirit

Read John 3:3-8 and Ezekiel 37:5, Ezekiel 37:9. Why is the wind a fitting picture for the mysterious workings of the Holy Spirit? By comparing the Holy Spirit’s actions to that of the wind, Jesus describes the Spirit’s elusiveness. The movements of the wind have something mysterious about them. It is difficult to predict with … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Holy Spirit – Working Behind the Scenes
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Holy Spirit Behind the Scene

Read for This Week’s Study: Ezek. 37:5, Ezek. 37:9; Gen. 1:2; Job 26:13; Exod. 31:1-5; John 16:13-14; Gal. 5:16-23. Memory Text: “He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you” (John 16:14, NKJV). The Holy Spirit does not receive the same prominent attention in Scripture as do … [Click to read more …]