Q. Show that the Holy Spirit is a person.
A. The Bible tells us that He speaks and searches and prays and can be grieved.
Q. Why is He called the life-giving Spirit?
A. Because He gives life both in creation and in salvation.
Q. What work does the Spirit do in our hearts?
A. He regenerates us, teaches us God’s truth, and abides with us forever.
Talking Things Over:
- 1. Explain why the Bible compares the Spirit to wind (Acts 2:1); to fire (Acts 2:2); to water (Isaiah 44:3); to a dove (John 1:32). What does each of these tell you about His wonderful work?
- We read about a Pentecost feast in the Old Testament (Leviticus 23:15-21). What did the people then dedicate to God? What should we dedicate to God now?
- Peter preached on Pentecost. Many were converted then. Why and how does the Holy Spirit use preaching? How should we listen to preaching?
Words to Remember:
Pentecost – “the fiftieth day” after Easter when Jesus rose from the dead.
Prophecy – a word directly from God which the prophet brings to the people.
Regeneration – God’s work of making us spiritually alive so that we come to believe in Jesus.