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 …]

The Holy Spirit: Working Behind the Scenes – discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

“He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you” (John 16:14, NKJV). A Supporting Role. For the most part of Scripture, the Holy Spirit plays only a supporting not a central role. Does this mean that the Holy Spirit has less power than God or Jesus? Explain your answer, if … [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 …]

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 …]