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The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Since his ascension Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to empower and strengthen, guide and to teach us, therefor it is vital that we understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  Sadly even today many Christians are found quite unaware of the presence and vital power of this ministry like the those Paul found in one of his ministry trips:

During one of his missionary trips the Apostle Paul questioned a group of believers about the Holy Spirit. He asked if they had received the Holy Spirit since they believed. 2:17)

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Ministry of the Holy  Since his ascension Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to empower and strengthen, guide and teach us, therefore it is vital that we understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  Sadly even today many Christians are found quite unaware of the presence and vital power of this ministry like those Paul found in one of his ministry trips for it was during one of his missionary trips the Apostle Paul questioned a group of believers about the Holy Spirit. He asked if they had received the Holy Spirit since they believed. Their answer was,

"We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost" (Acts 19:2).

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Paul shared the message of the ministry of the Holy Spirit with these Christians (Acts 19). Today it is equally important that believers understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit. God promised:

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh... (Acts 2:17)

The fact that God is willing at this time to pour out His Spirit upon us makes this study important.

We must understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit in order to be part of this special revelation of the power of God. The study of the Holy Spirit is one of the major doctrines of the Bible. A doctrine is all the teachings that relate to a particular subject. Paul said:

...give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. (I Timothy 4:13)

It is not through the natural powers of man that God moves in our world. It is through the ministry of the Holy Spirit:

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord. (Zechariah 4:6)

This course examines the nature and personality of the Holy Spirit. It discusses the titles given to the Holy Spirit and the emblems that represent Him. Both reveal much about His ministry. The purposes, gifts, and fruit of the Holy Spirit are examined in detail. Practical guidelines are given for experiencing the baptism of the Holy Spirit, identifying spiritual gifts, and developing the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the personality of the Holy Spirit.
  • List various names and titles of the Holy Spirit.
  • Identify emblems representing the Holy Spirit.
  • Describe the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
  • Explain how to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  • Receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  • List and define the gifts of the Spirit.
  • Identify your spiritual gift(s).
  • Identify the fruit of the Spirit.
  • Identify the works of the flesh.
  • Develop the fruit of the Holy Spirit in your life.

Doctrine Study Stream

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit  is a subject taken from our Doctrine Study Stream,

All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfected, thoroughly furnished to every good work.  (2Ti 3:16-17)

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