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LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES Who Is the Holy Spirit? Click to watch video. Questions or Comments?
LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES Who Is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity, one God with the Father and the Son. The Bible calls Him God. “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES What Does the Holy Spirit Do? The Holy Spirit teaches us the message of Jesus and through it brings us to faith in Him. (Jesus said) “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness about Me.” John 15:26
LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES What Does the Holy Spirit Do? He inspired every writer of the Bible, giving them every word that was written. “For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:21
LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES What Does the Holy Spirit Do? The Holy Spirit causes us to believe in Jesus Christ. We have no ability to come to faith in Jesus by ourselves, but the Holy Spirit creates faith in us. “… no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says ‘Jesus is accursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except in the Holy Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 12:3b
LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES What Does the Holy Spirit Do? The Holy Spirit gave birth to the Christian church on the day of Pentecost and continues to sustain it. “ And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4
LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES A Special Promise God promises that the Holy Spirit lives in you! “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?” 1 Corinthians 6:19a
LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES A Special Promise The Holy Spirit cleanses your life from sin, empowering you to follow His ways (sanctification). “… But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:11b
LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES DISCUSSION The Holy Spirit is sometimes called the silent Person of the Trinity. Why do you think He may be pleased with that? Even though the Holy Spirit is present in the church and sanctifying the people in it, why do problems still arise?