Categories: Spiritual Messages

Monday Lesson: The Living Stone

Read 1 Peter 2:4-8 (see also Isa. 28:16; Ps. 118:22; Isa. 8:14, 15). What crucial truth is Peter referring to here? What is he saying to us about how we should act in response to Jesus? After telling his readers to seek spiritual nourishment, Peter immediately directs their attention to Jesus Christ, the Living Stone, […]

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The Spirit of Truth

In the Gospel of John, the word truth is a key term. Our contemporary understanding of truth often is very abstract and theoretical. In the Western world it has been shaped by Greek philosophy. However, in the Bible, and particularly in John’s Gospel, truth carries a rather personal and specific meaning: Jesus is the truth […]

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Jesus’ Description of the Holy Spirit

Jesus’ Description of the Holy Spirit Read John 16:13, 14; John 15:26, 27; and John 14:17, 26. What very personal characteristics does Jesus attribute to the Holy Spirit in these passages? What does it mean to you that Jesus describes the Holy Spirit as a helper or comforter (parakletos)? According to Jesus, the Holy Spirit […]

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The Importance of His Divinity

Is the Holy Spirit really God? Sometimes we find ourselves doubting the authenticity of the things we are taught, but in such cases, we can always consult the Bible, where nothing but the truth is found. The Holy Spirit is truly God. In the Bible we see that He is given the same respect as […]

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Divine work of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit performs certain works, which the Bible ascribes only to God. He is active in the divine work of the creation, and He is just as active in God’s re-creation of sinners. Read Titus 3:4-6. How does Paul describe the involvement of the Holy Spirit in the process of re-creation? The Holy Spirit […]

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The Holy Spirit’s Divine Attributes

      In several biblical passages the Holy Spirit is described as having divine attributes. What attributes and activities of the Holy Spirit are listed in the following Bible passages that, otherwise, can be attributed only to God? 1 Cor. 2:10, 11; compare withx Ps. 139:7 Heb. 9:14; compare with 1 Tim. 6:16 Luke […]

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Thursday lesson

The Holy Spirit  and Christ In Luke 1:34 – 35, the incarnation of Jesus was affected by the the Holy Spirit. He anointed Jesus for His mission (Luke 3:21, 22). The anointing of Jesus endued Him with power to fulfill His Messianic mission and qualified Him to bestow the Holy Spirit on His disciples. The […]

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The Elusiveness of the Holy Spirit

The Elusiveness of the Holy Spirit Read John 3:3-8 and Ezekiel 37:5, 9. Why is the wind a fitting picture for the mysterious workings of the Holy Spirit? By comparing the Holy Spirit’s actions to that of the wind, Jesus describes the Spirit’s elusiveness. The movements of the wind have something mysterious about them. It is difficult to predict […]

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