10 May 2015

Sunday School Lesson--Holy Spirit


sunday school lesson


Key Theme: God is faithful to His promises.


A1 Objectives

B1 Describe how Jesus's promise of the Holy Spirit was fulfilled.

B2 Explain the work of the Holy Spirit in believers.

A2 Scriptures

B1 John 16:5-15

B2 Acts 2:1-24

B3 Ephesians 1:13-14

B4 Galatians 5:22-23

A3 Notes

B1 Holy Spirit

C1 Who is He?

D1 God Acts 5:3-4

E1 Omnipresent Psalms 139:7-8

E2 Omniscient 1 Corinthians 2:10-11

E3 All other characteristics of God

D2 Person, not force or power

E1 Personality and Emotions

F1 Thinking and knowing 1 Corinthians 2:10

F2 Grieved Ephesians 4:30

E2 Has a will 1 Corinthians 12:7-11

E3 Prays for us Romans 8:26-27

D3 Seven spirits of God, that is, the sevenfold Spirit of God

E1 God the Holy Spirit is identified as the sevenfold Spirit of God in Revelation

E2 Most likely it refers to Holy Spirit being perfect and complete (the perfect, highest possible)

C2 What does He do?

D1 Indweller of Christians Romans 8:16, Galatians 4:6, 1 John 3:24, 1 John 4:13

D2 Teacher 1 John 2:27, Luke 12:12

D3 Convictor (the idea of convicting of sin, so the one who convicts/convinces) John 16:8, Acts 2:37

C3 Books on

D1 The Free Will Baptist Treatise Chapter 7 is the doctrinal statement on the Holy Spirit

E1 Text


The Holy Spirit

1. The Scriptures ascribe to the Holy Spirit the acts

and attributes of an intelligent being. He guides,86

knows,87 moves,88 gives information,89 commands,90

forbids91 sends forth,92 reproves,93 and can be sinned


2. The attributes of God are ascribed to the Holy


3. The works of God are ascribed to the Holy

Spirit: creation,95 inspiration,96 giving of life,97 and


4. The apostles assert that the Holy Spirit is Lord

and God.99

From the foregoing, the conclusion is that the Holy

Spirit is in reality God and one with the Father in all

divine perfections. It has also been shown that Jesus

Christ is God—one with the Father. Then these three—

the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—are one God.

The truth of this doctrine is also proved from the

fact that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are

united in the authority by which believers are baptized;

and in the benedictions pronounced by the apostles,100

which are acts of the highest religious worship.101

E2 Supporting verses

86 John 16:13: Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he

will guide you into all truth.

87 1 Corinthians 2:11: Even so the things of God knoweth no

man, but the Spirit of God.

88 Genesis 1:2: And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of

the waters. Acts 8:39.

89 Acts 10:19: While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said

unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 1 Cor. 2:13; Acts 21:11;

John 14:26.

90 Acts 13:2: The Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and

Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

91 Acts 16:6: And were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach

the word in Asia.

92 Acts 13:4: So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost,

departed unto Seleucia.

93 John 16:8: And when he is come, he will reprove the world of

sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Gen. 6:3.

94 Mark 3:29: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy

Ghost hath never forgiveness. Isa. 63:10, Acts 7:51; Eph. 4:30.

95 Job 33:4: The Spirit of God hath made me. Job 26:13; Psa.


96 2 Peter 1:21: Prophecy came not in old time by the will of

man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy


97 1 Peter 3:18: Quickened by the Spirit. Rom. 8:11.

98 1 Corinthians 6:11: But ye are sanctified, but ye are justified

in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

99 Isaiah 6:8, 9: I heard the voice of the Lord,...And he said, Go,

and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not. Acts 28:25,

26: Well spake the Holy Ghost...Go unto this people, and say,

Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand. Compare John 3:16

with Matt. 1:18.

100 Matthew 28:19: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing

them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the

Holy Ghost. 2 Cor. 13:14: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and

the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with

you all. 1 Pet. 1:2.

E3 Addendum


Adopted July, 1979

Free Will Baptists understand the Bible teaches the following

facts: On the Day of Pentecost believers spoke in distinct foreign

languages which were readily understood by the nationalities present.164


Tongues were given as a special gift to the early church as only

one sign which confirms the witness of the Gospel to unbelievers.165

While tongues were bestowed by the sovereign will of God on

some believers, all did not speak with tongues.166 When this gift

was abused, it became a source of disturbance in the congregational

meetings. To eliminate confusion and correct the error, Paul set

particular guidelines for the Christian church to follow.167 The gift

of tongues was neither an evidence of the baptism of the Holy

Spirit, nor does it bring about sanctification.168

We believe that speaking in tongues as a visible sign of the baptism

of the Holy Spirit is an erroneous doctrine to be rejected. Any

implication of a "second work of grace" has never been tolerated in

our fellowship of churches, and will not be permitted.

We teach and preach the fullness of the Holy Spirit and heed the

scriptural admonition, "Be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves

in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making

melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all

things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus



165 1 Corinthians 14:1-40; Heb. 2:4.

166 1 Corinthians 12:10, 30.

167 1 Corinthians 14:18, 19, 23, 33.

168 1 Corinthians 12:13.

169 Ephesians 5:18b-20

E4 Also found in Chapter 10 on faith

D2 http://www.catholic.com/magazine/articles/the-divinity-of-the-holy-spirit (Roman Catholic but has some good points)

D3 http://www.spokanebiblechurch.com/study/Bible%20Doctrines/Doctrine%20of%20the%20Holy%20Spirit.htm#HolySpiritIsAPerson

B2 John 16:5-15

C1 Jesus's message about leaving and returning to heaven.

C2 Disciples

D1 Sad

D2 Hopeful

E1 Jesus tells them that it is OK.

E2 You will be OK, because the Helper will come to you.

E3 Jesus is the sender.

E4 The church--the disciples at that point--will have the Helper with them.

C3 Holy Spirit

D1 Comes

D2 Works in the world.

E1 Convicts the world, that is, all humans.

F1 Sin

G1 This sin is of unbelief.

G2 They do not believe Jesus.

F2 Righteousness

G1 Go to Father

G2 See Him no more.

H1 That is in this life.

H2 His return will be after they die.

F3 Judgment

G1 Ruler of this world

G2 Is the devil. (John 12:31, John 14:30

D3 Works with the disciples who have many things to learn yet. The Holy Spirit will

E1 Come

E2 Guide you into all truth

E3 He will convey the message of God to these disciples

D4 Glorifies Jesus

D5 Takes Jesus's message and declares it

D6 The Godhead shares all things. The Holy Spirit is the worker of it and the messenger of it.

B3 Acts 2:1-24

C1 Day of Pentecost

C2 A gathering of the early church

C3 A sudden event

C4 A sound of wind

C5 A symbol of fire on each head

C6 A real earthly language spoken by each person

C7 A crowd gathers

C8 A message given--a message of glorifying God

C9 A ridicule

C10 A preacher--Peter

D1 An announcement

D2 A clarification (we are not drunk with wine)

D3 A fulfillment of prophecy

D4 A quote (from the prophet)

D5 A statement of doctrine--whosoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.

D6 An application--Jesus's life of miracles and other things that proved beyond any doubt that He is Messiah.

D7 A death--Jesus was killed. God know this and the plan of salvation was decreed beforehand.

D8 A resurrection

A4 Questions


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