God The Spirit
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Who is the Holy Spirit?
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What have you eaten in the last week?
“...in much of today’s church the Holy Spirit is rather
like a piece of furniture passed lovingly down the
generations, carefully polished and placed in the
corner of a room by a family who have forgotten what
it is for.”
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Alison Morgan,
The Wild Gospel
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HOLY SPIRIT
Counsellor / Advocate... “parakletos”
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‘one who comes alongside’
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The Holy Spirit is God
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The Holy Spirit is a Person
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The Holy Spirit ‘comes alongside us’
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REFLECTIONS...?
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The Holy Spirit & the Bible
The Holy Spirit is all over the Bible -
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but there are differences between the Old and New Testaments
Holy Spirit...
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is poured out on ALL people in the New Testament
The two baptists in the Bible...
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John (water) and Jesus (Spirit)
Being the people of God is about
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• Accepting the love of the Father
• Following the way of the Son
• Living in the life of the Spirit
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REFLECTIONS...?
Session 3:
What does the Holy Spirit do?
The Holy Spirit...
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reminds us that we are members of God’s family
The Holy Spirit...
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transforms our character
The Holy Spirit...
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challenges us about the right way to live
The Holy Spirit...
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helps us to remember what the Bible teaches us
The Holy Spirit...
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gives us boldness & courage to be effective witnesses
The Holy Spirit...
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gives us power & supernatural abilities
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The Holy Spirit...
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• tells us that we are members of God’s family
• transforms our character to become more like God
• challenges us about the right way to live
• helps us to remember what the Bible teaches us
• gives us boldness & courage to be effective witnesses
• gives us power & supernatural abilities
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How do I receive the Holy Spirit?
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...be continually filled with the Spirit
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Believe in Jesus
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Be thirsty for God’s Spirit
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Ask for God’s Spirit - and expect to receive
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REFLECTIONS...?