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 …]

Lesson Notes for the Holy Spirit & Spirituality
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Lesson Notes Holy Spirit

Sabbath School Lesson Notes is a simple but nicely formatted Word file (.docx format) with the entire quarters weekly and daily lesson titles, memory verses and space to fill out notes for your personal study of the lesson. At the end of the week it can be printed out and taken to class to either … [Click to read more …]

The Holy Spirit and Spirituality – Introduction
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The Holy Spirit and Spirituality

Many of us have heard the words: “And I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” And, if baptized, we surely heard them just before a minister immersed us in the water (see Matt. 28:19). Baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Holy Spirit and Revelation
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Read Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, “The Scriptures a Safeguard” pp. 593-602. Read also Ellen G. White, The Desire of Ages, “Let Not Your Heart be Troubled,” pp. 662-680. Think about all the truth that we know only because it has been revealed to us in the Bible. Think, for instance, about creation. What … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Holy Spirit and the Word
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Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, who has revealed and inspired the content of the Bible to human beings, will never lead us contrary to God’s Word in any way. Read John 5:39, John 5:46-47 and John 7:38. What authority does Jesus refer to in these texts? How does the Bible confirm that Jesus is the Messiah? Some … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Spirit and the Word
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Spirit and the Word” 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 the HopeTV … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Holy Spirit as Teacher
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The Holy Spirit as Teacher

The Holy Spirit is instrumental not only in giving us the Written Word of God but also in helping us understand it properly. Human beings are darkened in their understanding of truth; they are, by nature, alienated from God (Eph. 4:18). That’s why the same Spirit, who revealed and inspired the Word of God, is … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Holy Spirit and the Truthfulness of Scripture
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Truthfulness of Scripture

While revelation is the supernatural act by which God reveals truth to chosen human beings, inspiration is the activity of the Holy Spirit that safeguards the truthfulness of what the human authors wrote, so that their words have the full approval of God. God hates false witness (Exod. 20:16) and cannot lie (Heb. 6:18). He … [Click to read more …]