Lesson 4. Receiving the Promise: The Gift of God’s Holy Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit?  See Acts 5:3-4.

Whose spirit is the Holy Spirit?  See Acts 16:6-7, Romans 8:9.

From whom does the Holy Spirit proceed?  See John 15:26.

What had God promised in the Old Testament scriptures about His Holy Spirit?  See Isaiah 32:12-18, 44:1-5, Joel 2:28-29.

For what purpose did God promise He would pour out His Holy Spirit upon men?  See Ezekiel 36:25-27, Jeremiah 31:33, 32:40.

What did John the Baptist teach about the coming of the Holy Spirit?  See Matthew 3:11, John 1:32-34.

What did Jesus teach about the coming of the Holy Spirit?  See Luke 24:46-49: The Spirit would clothe them with _______ from on high.

John 14:14-18: Jesus said the Father would send his disciples a ______________ so He would be with them forever.

John 14:25-26:  The Holy Spirit _________ us all things.  See also 1 John 2:27.

John 15:26:  The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of ________ who __________ about Jesus.

John 16:7:  The Holy Spirit could not come until ________ went away.  See also John 7:39.

John 16:8-11:  The Holy Spirit convicts the world in regard to __________, __________ and __________.

John 16:13-15:  The Holy Spirit of truth guides Christ’s disciples into all _________.

Acts 1:4-5:  Christ’s disciples receive the promise of the Father when they are ____________ in/with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 1:8:  Christ’s disciples shall receive _________ when the Holy Spirit has come upon them and they shall be His _____________ to the remotest parts of the earth.

What is the nature of the power which the Holy Spirit bestows upon believers?  See Romans 1:4, 7:1-6, 8:4,11.

On what day was the Holy Spirit first poured out upon the early Church?  See Acts 2:1-4.

Why is it significant that the Jews believed God had given the Law to Moses on this day?

What must one do to receive the promised gift of the Holy Spirit?  See Luke 11:9-13, Galatians 3:14, Acts 2:33,37-38.

How do we know that the promised gift of the Spirit is also for us today and not just for the first century disciples?  See Acts 2:39.

Can the Spirit be earned by our own works or purchased with money?  See Acts 8:18-20.

Is it possible for someone to be a Christian and not have the Holy Spirit?  See 1 Corinthians 12:13, Romans 8:9,14.

How does a person know that he is being led by the Spirit of God?  See Romans 8:5,13, Galatians 5:16-18.

What fruit does a person who is led by the flesh bear, and what fruit does a person who is led by the Spirit bear?  See Galatians 5:19-25.

What is the importance of the Holy Spirit to the gospel of our salvation?  See Titus 3:5-6, Colossians 1:25-27.

How does the Holy Spirit help us to pray?  See Romans 8:26-27

What are the gifts of the Spirit?  See Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.

Do all have the same spiritual gift?  See 1 Corinthians 12:18-20,28-30.

For what purpose is a Christian to use his spiritual gift?  See 1 Peter 4:10-11.

What future promise does the present gift of God’s Holy Spirit guarantee for the Christian?  See 2 Corinthians 1:22, 5:1-5, Ephesians 1:13-14, Romans 8:16-17.

Scriptures to Memorize: “Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”  (Romans 8:14).

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh… Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you just as I have forewarned you that those who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:16,19-25).

Assignment:  Read John 14-16, Acts 1-2, 1 Corinthians 12-14.

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The Atonement of Christ's Blood: Understanding How the Blood of Christ Saves and Reconciles us to God

  • What is the relationship between Jesus’ sacrifice and our redemption, forgiveness and receiving an inheritance per the terms of the covenant / will that was effected by His death?
  • From what, and to what, are we saved? Is it Jesus’ death alone that saves us? What part does His resurrection have in our salvation?
  • Does the justice of God demand the satisfaction of blood before He will forgive, similar to what pagans throughout history have believed?
  • What was the purpose of the Old Testament sacrifices?
  • Does blood alone atone for sin?
  • How does Christ’s death render powerless the devil?
  • To whom was Christ’s life given as a ransom? From what are we ransomed?
  • Why did Jesus not only die, but suffer and die? If all that was necessary was His shed blood, why didn’t God sovereignly ordain a more merciful death for His own dear Son?
  • What is the relationship between a will or testament, and a covenant? What was willed to Jesus as an inheritance from His Father, and what was willed to us through the new testament in His blood?


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