22 December 2015

Sunday School Lesson—The Holy Spirit helps us

The Holy Spirit helps us

sunday school

A1 Scripture

B1 John 14:15-27

B2 John 15:26-27

A2 Outline

B1 Jesus's message to the Apostles John 13-17

B2 Jesus's leaving will be a blessing to all John 14

C1 Preparing a place for believers John14:1-7

C2 Making followers to be co-workers John 14:8-14

C3 Sending the Holy Spirit to help in Christian life and to remember John 14:15-24

C4 Leaving a peace that overcomes the world John 14:25-31

A3 Notes and Questions

B1 Basic doctrine of Holy Spirit

C1 From Matt Slick

D1 With the ascension of Christ, we have the arrival of the Holy Spirit (John 14:26, Acts 2) who ministers to the Church through the mediation of Christ (1 Tim. 2:5) and the Scriptures.

D2 He is fully God. He is not a force. He is the third person of the Trinity.

E1 He has a will--1 Corinthians 2:11

E2 He speaks--Acts 13:2

E3 He loves--Romans 15:30

E4 He can be grieved--Ephesians 4:30

E5 He convicts of sin--John 16:8

E6 He creates--Genesis 1:2, Job 33:4

E7 He gives gifts--1 Corinthians 12:8

E8 He intercedes--Romans 8:26

E9 He teaches--John 14:26

E10 He testifies of Jesus--John 15:26

E11 He baptizes--1 Corinthians 12:13

E12 He guides--John 16:13

E13 He encourages--Acts 9:31

E14 He empowers--Micah 3:8

E15 He gives joy--Romans 14:17

E16 He comforts--John 14:16-26

D3 The Holy Spirit indwells the believer (Romans 8:11) and continues to work in him to bring about sanctification (Romans 15:16).

D4 The Holy Spirit illuminates the mind of the believer (1 Corinthians 2:12, 13) and reveals to him the things of God (1 Corinthians 2:10, 13, 1 John 2:27).

C2 From Free Will Baptist Treatise

The Holy Spirit

1. The Scriptures ascribe to the Holy Spirit the acts and attributes of an intelligent being. He guides, knows, moves, gives information, commands, forbids sends forth, reproves, and can be sinned against.

2. The attributes of God are ascribed to the Holy Spirit.

3. The works of God are ascribed to the Holy Spirit: creation, inspiration, giving of life, and sanctification.

4. The apostles assert that the Holy Spirit is Lord and God.

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, which are acts of the highest religious worship.

B2 Gender

C1 Hebrew

D1 Original: רוּח

Transliteration: Ruwach

Phonetic: roo'-akh

Part(s) of speech: Noun, Feminine

D2 Some have concluded that since the Hebrew word is feminine, then the Holy Spirit is feminine (she).

C2 Greek

D1 Original: πνεύμα

Transliteration: pneúma

Phonetic: pnyoo'-mah

Part of speech: Noun, Neuter

D2 Some have concluded that since the Hebrew word is neuter, then the Holy Spirit is it (force, effect).

C3 Apostle John

D1 John 15:26


E2 εκεινος is masculine, not feminine. John knew Greek will and deliberately uses the masculine, because the Holy Spirit is "he."

D2 John 14:26

E1 Greek--εκεινος is masculine

E2 The Apostle John knew Greek very well and used this word deliberately.

C4 God is masculine as in Father and Son, so it is most reasonable to believe Spirit is also. God is one God in three persons, not three gods.

B3 John 14:15-27

C1 How do we love God? (Keep His rules).

C2 How does this show love?

C3 What are His rules? Some examples: Lay aside

D1 Wickedness (James 1:21)

D2 All malice (1 Peter 2:1)

D3 All guile (1 Peter 2:1)

D4 All hypocrisies ((1 Peter 2:1)

D5 All envies (1 Peter 2:1)

D6 All evil speaking (1 Peter 2:1)

C4 John 14:16

D1 Why does Jesus have to ask for something?

D2 How is the giver of the Holy Spirit?

D3 How do we know that this helper, comforter, is the Holy Spirit and not a human? (Next verse)

C5 John 14:17

D1 What is a description of the Holy Spirit in this verse? (Spirit of truth).

D2 Why is truth so important?

D3 How do we know what is truth?

D4 Is it ever OK to lie? (Hiding slaves during 19th century, hiding Jews in WWII, keeping a secret, etc.).

D5 Who is the "world?"

D6 Why can't the world receive the Holy Spirit?

C6 John 14:18 What is the meaning of this verse?

D1 Clarke in his commentary on this verse writes:

The disciples of a particular teacher among the Hebrews called him father; his scholars were called his children, and, on his death, were considered as orphans. Christ calls his disciples children, beloved children, Joh 13:33; and, now that he is about to be removed from them by death, he assures them that they shall not be left fatherless, or without a teacher; for in a little time he should come again, (rise from the dead,) and, after his ascension, they should be made partakers of that Spirit which would be their comforter, advocate, teacher, and guide for ever.

D2 Matthew 28:20 and Hebrews 13:5

C7 John 14:19

D1 What are some facts about this verse?

E1 Yet in a little while

E2 The world will see me no more

E3 You will (resurrection was only seen by believers. Compare 1 Corinthians 15:6).

E4 Because I live, you will, too.

D2 What comfort does one get from the life that is described here? (Comfort of the resurrection)

C8 John 14:20

D1 What day is Jesus talking about? (Some say it is Pentecost, but most likely it is a new dispensation that starts with Jesus's resurrection).

D2 What important knowledge comes to believers from Jesus's resurrection?

C9 John 14:21

D1 Are we to obey Jesus's rules? Is that happening today?

D2 What is the idea of Jesus's revealing Himself to believers?

E1 "Will show" is future present indicative.

E2 He does not say when.

E3 It could refer to His post-resurrection appears to the Apostles and those with them.

E4 Strictly speaking Jesus is speaking to the Apostles.

D3 Who are the ones who will see Jesus? (Those who obey His rules).

D4 Does this refer to mystical voices, visions, appearances? (No)

C10 John 14:22 What is Judas's misunderstanding? (He thought that the earthly kingdom was going to be set up shortly).

C11 John 14:23

D1 How can God live in us?

E1 We are God's living Temple.

E2 Compare Ezekiel 37:27, 2 Corinthians 6:16

D2 Who are the ones in whom God lives? (Those who obey the New Testament).

C12 John 14:24 Why does Jesus keep emphasizing obedience?

C13 John 14:25-26

D1 Who is Jesus addressing here? (The Apostles).

D2 How can we apply this to us today? (We remember a Bible verse).

C14 John 14:27

D1 What kind of peace is Jesus speaking of?

D2 Why is His peace different from any other peace?

D3 Do we disobey God when we are troubled (anxious, worried) or fearful? (No, we run to Him for help. Psalm 18:2, Psalm 61:3, Proverbs 18:10

C15 John 15:26

D1 How does the Holy Spirit testify about Jesus?

D2 What authority does the Holy Spirit have to testify about Jesus?

C16 John 15:27

D1 What are we to do?

D2 What is the method? (Bells, whistles, light show, entertainment, or preaching? Preaching 1 Corinthians 1:18-21, Acts 17:18, Acts 17:32).

C17 List some things that we must do, the Holy Spirit will do, and Jesus will do?

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