Tuesday: Biblical Hints

There are various references to the Holy Spirit in the Bible that are interchangeable with references to God. Read Isaiah 63:10-14 and compare it with Numbers 14:11 and Deuteronomy 32:12. To whom was the writer referring in these passages, and what does this tell us about the divinity of the Holy Spirit? In Isaiah 63:10, … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Holy Spirit’s Divine Attributes

Jesus consoles young man

In several biblical passages the Holy Spirit is described as having divine attributes. What attributes and activities of the Holy Spirit are listed in the following Bible passages that, otherwise, can be attributed only to God? 1 Cor. 2:10-11; compare with Ps. 139:7 Heb. 9:14; compare with 1 Tim. 6:16 Luke 1:35; Rom. 15:19; compare with … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Holy Spirit and God

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …]