Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

Text: Mark 3:28-30 People sometimes have questions about sin and forgiveness. Are some sins unforgivable? There is one sin in the Bible that many point to as being the unforgivable/unpardonable sin. This was identified by Jesus as blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. What is this sin? Why will it not be forgiven? Is it truly unforgivable? Let […]

The Work of the Holy Spirit

Text: John 16:13 Among religious people, there are various ideas about the nature and work of the Holy Spirit. The prevalence of certain ideas may make it seem like a difficult topic; however, the Bible explains it for us. In this lesson, we are going to consider what the Bible says about the work of the Holy […]

The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

Text: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you.” But there is confusion about this. How does the Holy Spirit dwell in us? And what does this mean for us? The Holy Spirit Dwells in the Christian This is plainly taught in the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 […]

Be Filled with the Spirit

Text: Ephesians 5:18 This is a Command Therefore, this does not mean that God miraculously fills us with the Spirit — we can obey this command How do we become filled with the Spirit? … By letting the word of Christ richly dwell within us (compare Ephesians 5:18-6:9 with Colossians 3:16-4:1) What is this verse […]

The Work of the Holy Spirit

Text: John 14:16-17,26; 15:26-27; 16:7-15 Who is the Holy Spirit? Not some mystical force or influence He is a person – Jesus used He, not it to refer to the Spirit (14:16,26; 15:26; 16:7,8,13,14,15) Who is Jesus Talking To? – The Apostles What Would the Holy Spirit Do? Provide help/comfort (14:16,26; 15:26; 16:7) — How? […]

Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit Does Dwell in the Christian (1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14) Other Persons of God also Dwell in the Christian (Romans 8:10; 2 Corinthians 6:16) How the Holy Spirit Dwells in Us – through the word (compare Ephesians 5:18-6:4 and Colossians 3:16-4:1) The Spirit Accomplishes What the Word Does Gives life (John […]

Spiritual Gifts

What are Spiritual Gifts? – 1 Corinthians 12:4-10 How were Spiritual Gifts Given? – Through the laying on of the apostles’ hands: Acts 8:14-17 What was the Purpose of Spiritual Gifts? – Confirm & reveal the word: Mark 16:20; Hebrews 2:2-4 How Long would Spiritual Gifts Last? – Until the will of God was completely […]