The Study of The Holy spirit - Three (3) Part Manual
The Study of the Holy Spirit
You might as well try to hear without ears or breathe without lungs, as try to live a Christian life without the Holy Spirit of God in your heart. ― D. L. Moody
The study of the Holy Spirit raises certain basic questions. Who is the Holy Spirit? What is the biblical evidence for the personhood of the Spirit? What is the Holy Spirit’s role in a person’s conversion and sanctification? What about spiritual gifts? These are some of the issues that these lessons are going to cover.
Lastly, every person who has been born again receives a spiritual gift from the Holy Spirit. Paul writes: “Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit. . . . To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the benefit of all” (1 Cor 12:4, 7). This leads us to the very large topic of spiritual gifts and their use in the life of a believer. In some cases unfortunately this is a topic comes with a lot of questions and even controversy. Lists of spiritual gifts occur in Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4. The gifts are listed in the order in which they are given.
The Work of the Holy Spirit
What is the role of the Holy Spirit following conversion? The filling, empowering and guiding of the believer is part of the Holy Spirit’s ministry. It is by this power of the Holy Spirit that enables Christians to live lives obedient to God. Not only does the Holy Spirit fill and empower but he also leads or guides the believer in Jesus Christ. “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God” (Rom 8:14).
In conclusion, Christians should not be afraid of the Holy Spirit but rather look to the Spirit for guidance and spiritual strength. The Holy Spirit is alive and active today in the lives of both believers and unbelievers. As Christians, we are to be eternally grateful that the Holy Spirit is our permanent indwelling companion, gifting us to serve others and empowering us to live the Christian life. He is to be respected, followed and cherished.
As we go through this class, we will see how the Holy Spirit was not only present, but also how He operated in and through ordinary people. God does not look for the qualified, but those that are available and yielded. God chose to use both great and small to accomplish His plan.
My friend, just relax and let God speak to your heart as He did to mine, and He will show you great and mighty things that you know not.
This manual consists of three (3) parts:
1-Power Point Presentation CD
2-Outlines to coincide with Power Point Presentation
3-Text Material for Power Point and Outlines