Friday: Further Thought – The Work of the Holy Spirit
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Read selections of Ellen G. White, Ye Shall Receive Power, especially the October section “Ready for the Spirit.” We can summarize the activity of the Holy Spirit by saying that the Holy Spirit works harmoniously together with God the Father and God the Son to accomplish our salvation. The Holy Spirit awakens us from our … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Holy Spirit and Hope
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From Old to New

Read Romans 5:4-5; Romans 15:13; and 1 Corinthians 13:13. How are love and hope related to each other? How is the Holy Spirit instrumental in giving us love and hope? The Holy Spirit is the One who has poured out the love of God within our hearts. He connects us to God and makes God’s … [Click to read more …]

The Work of the Holy Spirit – Lesson Plan
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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
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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
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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
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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 …]

Monday: The Need of Righteousness
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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
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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
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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 …]