Want to learn more about Holy Spirit? Use these Bible Studies for personal devotion, group Bible studies, or teaching a church class. Below are links to the lessons in this 13-part series.
The nature of God is a major subject of the Bible. What
separated the followers of the Living God from the rest of the world
was their belief in a single living God, and not a large number of
gods. Even today, observant Jews wonder how Christians could get “off
the track” with their belief in three, not one God. Why do we
believe that the Holy Spirit is one part of the Trinity that is God?
Who is the Holy Spirit? What is His nature? Our study this quarter
takes us into these questions about the Holy Spirit. Let’s begin by
plunging into our study right now!
Guys, has anyone ever compared you to an elephant, a
bull, a rooster or a chicken? Ladies, has anyone ever compared you
to a flower, a tiger, a vision or a “tomboy?” We make such
comparisons to help others get a better picture of the person we are
discussing. God does this same kind of thing with the Holy Spirit.
To help us better understand His nature, the Bible compares the Holy
Spirit to several things which we will explore this week in our
study. Let’s plunge right into the Bible!
If I asked you whether you would like to be smarter,
wiser, stronger, and in general, more powerful, what would you say?
This week our study opens our eyes to the enormous power that Jesus
enjoyed while here on earth. Is that same power is available to us?
Let’s dive into our study to find out!
Have you ever been promised something that you really
wanted? A job promotion? A gift of money? Marriage? A new car? A
vacation? How did you like anticipating the gift? I don’t know about
you, but I get great enjoyment out of the anticipation. Sometimes, I
confess, the anticipation turned out to be as good as the actual gift
– maybe better! Sometimes, I find that I was anticipating the wrong
gift! This week our lesson is about anticipating the full power of
God in our life. Let’s race right into our study and find out what
Would you like the Holy Spirit to come in power into
your life? How about coming in power to your church? Our lesson
today is about the fulfillment of the promise that Jesus made to His
disciples of the gift of the Holy Spirit. How did they get ready for
Him? How did the Holy Spirit come? Let’s dive into our study and find
As a practical matter, what does it mean to be
“baptized” with the Holy Spirit? What is it that the Holy Spirit will
do to and through us? Is there some sort of test? Are there
“approved” gifts and “approved” work? How can we know? Our study
this week looks at how the Holy Spirit works in our life. Let’s
plunge into our study!
Last week, we discussed the baptism of the Holy Spirit
and, in a general way, we discussed the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
This week I promised you that we would get into a study of the
specific gifts. What are they? How do they work? Which one(s) do you
think you have? Why are some of them hiding? Let’s get specific and
dive in to our study of the Bible!
Talking with Christians about the Holy Spirit can
sometimes get pretty confusing. Last week we studied the specific
“gifts” of the Holy Spirit – which to an outsider sounds like the
Holy Spirit might have something in common with Santa Claus. This
week we study the “fruit” of the Holy Spirit, which sounds like the
Holy Spirit might have something in common with an fruit tree. How
would you explain the difference between the gifts of the Holy Spirit
and the fruit of the Holy Spirit? Let’s dive into our study of the
Bible and find out!
We have discussed the gifts given by the Holy Spirit.
We have discussed the fruit of the Holy Spirit in our life. What else
does the Holy Spirit do for those who are willing to work with Him?
Have you ever felt impressed by the Holy Spirit? Have you ever felt
the Spirit was guiding your actions? Let’s explore what God has to
say about the practical leading of the Holy Spirit in the life of the
willing and attentive Christian!
Have you ever seen a beautiful creation? Maybe it is a
car. Maybe a work of art made of glass. Maybe it is jewelry. Maybe
it is a flower. If it is really beautiful, you look at it from every
direction to appreciate every aspect of it. It just feels good to
take in all of the beauty! I feel that way about our series of
studies about the Holy Spirit. We have looked at the gifts of the
Holy Spirit. We have looked at the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Last
week we studied how the Holy Spirit leads in our life – with an
emphasis on His physical direction. This week our study moves to how
the Holy Spirit leads us spiritually. Let’s dive into the Bible for
a closer inspection!
Humans fell into sin, but it was not like accidentally
tripping on a root and falling. Adam and Eve made some important
choices in their “adventure” into sin. Thankfully, our God did not,
in disgust, abandon us. Instead, His desire then and His desire now
is to bring us out of sin. This week our study is how we got into sin
and what the Holy Spirit is doing to help us out of sin and to help
us prepare for eternal life. Let’s dive into the Bible and learn
You are constantly making decisions. When you make
those decisions you are not just saying “yes” or “no,” you sometimes
say, “Absolutely,” “this will make me popular,” “this will make me
rich,” or “this could really be a disaster.” This week we discuss
the worst disaster imaginable in a decision. We are discussing how we
can choose to commit the “unpardonable sin.” Is such a thing
possible? Let’s jump into the Bible and find out!
Do you want Jesus to return and take you to heaven with
Him? Are you tired of living with sin, sadness, pain, grief and
conflict? The Bible tells us that special things will be happing in
the “last days.” One of those “things” is that the Holy Spirit will
be especially active. What will the Holy Spirit be doing? Will we be
ready? Let’s jump into our study of the Bible and find out what the
Holy Spirit will be doing!