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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Spectacles on Bible

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 …]

The Spirit and the Word – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: When we decide to respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit and accept the teachings of the Bible, our lives are changed by God’s grace. Lesson for January 7, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 2:9-13. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point … [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 …]

Monday: The Holy Spirit and Inspiration
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Inspiration

Inspiration is the term used to describe God’s influence through the work of the Holy Spirit in transmitting His message through human instruments. The work of the Holy Spirit in the process of inspiration is the reason we find a fundamental unity in all of Scripture in regard to truth. As the Spirit of Truth … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Holy Spirit and Revelation
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Holy Spirit

How does God ensure that His will is faithfully transmitted to fallen human beings? He does this in two major related activities of the Holy Spirit: revelation and inspiration. In the process of revelation, human beings are dependent upon the help of Someone outside of themselves to reveal things to us that we, as created … [Click to read more …]