The Promise of the Holy Spirit

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In today’s class, We will be discussing The Promise of the Holy Spirit. We hope you enjoy the class!

CONTENT

  • The Promise of The Holy Spirit (John 14: 15-28, 16: 5-16, Acts 1: 3-5)
  • The Ascension of Jesus Christ (Acts 1: 9-11)
  • Functions of The Holy Spirit
  • The Significance of The Holy Spirit

 

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THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is the third personality of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy spirit). Before the ascension of Jesus, He promised to send the Holy Spirit to His disciples according to the will of his father. Jesus made us understand who they Holy Spirit is and how we can receive him. Thus, we know that the Holy Spirit is as gentle as a dove, but he is not a dove. As humble as a lamb, but he is not a lamb. Also, as protective as a lion, but he is not a lion. These are the attributes acquainted to the personality of the Holy Spirit and they are expressed and seen in the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

So, Jesus told the disciples that when they are filled with the Holy Spirit, they would be empowered and the Holy Spirit would teach them all things. Jesus prayed to God to give them the Spirit to make them continue in faith and He left them with the Great Commission of preaching the gospel around the nations of the world in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. He ordered them not to leave Jerusalem until the arrival of the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit comes they would be filled with power to witness in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth (Act 1:8)

SELF EVALUATION

  1. Who is the Holy Spirit?
  2. Discuss the promise of the Holy Spirit.

THE ASCENSION OF JESUS CHRIST

At Mount Olive, after Jesus had promised the disciples of the coming of the Holy Spirit, He ascended into heaven. The heaven opened and Jesus was taken up into heaven. The disciples were filled with awe watching Him going to heaven until He was covered by the cloud. After that, they returned to Jerusalem waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus Christ.

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FUNCTIONS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  1. Teaching
  2. Guidance
  3. Counselling
  4. Comforting
  5. Advocating 

SELF EVALUATION

  1. Discuss three functions of the Holy Spirit.
  2. Explain the ascension of Jesus Christ.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  1. The presence of the Holy Spirit creates awareness that man cannot go far with God without the power of the Holy Spirit.
  2. Holy Spirit becomes the source of all provision to any man who wants to walk with God.
  3. The Holy Spirit is man’s vehicle of inspiration for guiding man into all truth.
  4. The Holy Spirit is the facilitator of evangelism, the spread of the message of God.
  5. The Holy Spirit is the one that propels man to thirst and hunger after God.
  6. The Holy Spirit the deliverer of man in this wicked world.

THE FRUIT OF SPIRIT

The fruit of the Holy Spirit is the nature and personality of the Holy Spirit and we must exhibit them too, because he dwells in us. There are nine fruits of the Holy Spirit and they are: love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, meekness, gentleness, faith and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23).

SELF EVALUATION

  1. Highlight five major importance of the Holy Spirit.
  2. How does the Holy Spirit relate with Man?

GENERAL SELF EVALUATION

  1. Mention six fruits of the Holy Spirit
  2. Mention four things that Holy Spirit does not like.
  3. Highlight five things Holy Spirit will not do in the lives of believers.
  4. How does the Holy Spirit work in the lives of believers?
  5. How can a person contact the Holy Spirit?

READING ASSIGNMENT

  1. Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS BK 3, by T.N.O Quarcoopome et al. Chapter 1, pages 19-23
  2. Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS BK 3, by Adeyinka.et al Chapter 1, pages 1-3.

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. The Holy Spirit is the (a) first person of the Trinity  (b) spirit that controls man  (c)  third personality of the Trinity  (d) falling spirit of God
  2. Which of the following precedes power that Jesus promised the disciples (a) temptation  (b) Holy Ghost  (c) feast of Passover  (d)  meeting in the upper room
  3. Jesus last speech to His disciples was at Mount (a) Horeb  (b)  Sinai  (c) Olive  (d) Carmel
  4. Which of these is not a function of the Holy Spirit (a) advocating for man  (b)  counselling man  (c) parading man  (d)  teaching man
  5. The first set of people to experience the Holy Spirit are the (a) Gentiles  (b) disciples  (c)  Jews  (d)  Romans

THEORY

  1. Discuss the essence of the Great Commission.
  2. Explain the ascension of Jesus Christ.

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In our next class, we will be talking about The Coming of the Holy Spirit. We are eager to meet you there.

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