The Work of the Holy Spirit – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Hammer of "Love"

Key Thought: The Spirit testifies of Jesus’ righteousness, goodness, grace, and power. He draws us to Him who has the gift of eternal life. Lesson 12, March 25, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read John 16:8-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Work of the Holy Spirit

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Work of the Holy 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 outline from the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Assurance of Salvation

He Is Risen

Read 1 John 5:12-13; Romans 8:15-17; and 2 Corinthians 5:5. Once we have accepted Christ as our Savior, why can we have the assurance of eternal life? What is the basis for this assurance? The Holy Spirit is the One who leads sinners to Jesus. Jesus’ substitutionary death has reconciled us with God. Jesus’ forgiveness … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Conviction About Judgment

Convicted about judgement

Read John 16:8, John 16:11. What judgment is Jesus referring to? Why is this judgment good news? There remains one last great conviction that is part of the work of the Spirit: the conviction about judgment. Here is where much of our preaching on this passage seems to go in a wrong and harmful direction. … [Click to read more …]

The Work of the Holy Spirit – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Concluding our Study on the Holy Spirit. Have you gained spiritual blessings from this quarter’s presentations on the Holy Spirit? Share some of these blessings with your class. What is the specific work of the Holy Spirit that we have not covered so far in this first quarter study? What special meaning does the word, parakletos, have … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Need of Righteousness

Robe of Righteousness

John 16:8 said that the Holy Spirit will convict the world, not just of sin but also of righteousness. In other words, the world, which does not know what sin really is, does not know what true righteousness is, either. Unconverted people imagine that external morality will suffice. They desire not the righteousness of God … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Conviction of Sin

Convicted of Sin

Read John 16:8-9. What crucial work does the Holy Spirit do for us, and why is this so important? Jesus has called the Holy Spirit the paraclete, a word rich in meaning and that conveys the idea of helper, advocate, and comforter. The Holy Spirit does not enter into this important work of conviction as … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Work of the Holy Spirit

Hammer of "Love"

Read for This Week’s Study: John 16:8-11; Rom. 5:10; Heb. 4:15-16; 1 Pet. 5:8-9; 1 John 5:12-13; Ps. 31:24. Memory Text: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13, NASB). As we come … [Click to read more …]

Grieving and Resisting the Spirit – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Grieving and Resisting the Holy Spirit

Key Thought: Understanding the ministry of the Holy Spirit leads us not to want to do anything that would grieve, resist, or quench the Spirit in our lives. 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 4:30. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Grieving and Resisting the Holy Spirit

The mere fact that people anxiously ask whether they have committed the unforgivable sin reveals that they most surely haven’t. If they had committed it, they certainly wouldn’t be worrying about it. Their worry is all the evidence they need that, indeed, they are still open to the Spirit’s leading. What the person should do … [Click to read more …]