The Nature of the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 3:14, 16, 19
pneuma= wind, breath, spirit.
There is one God manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Key Idea 1: The Holy Spirit is God, not anything less.
Holy Spirit is uncreated. Genesis 1:1
Holy Spirit is eternal Hebrews 9:14
Holy Spirit is omiscient (all-knowing) 1 Corinthians 2:10
Holy Spirit is omnipresent (all-present). Psalm 139:7-121
Holy Spirit omnipotent (all-powerful). Luke 1:35, 37
Key Idea 2: The Holy Spirit is a person, not an impersonal force.
Holy Spirit thinks like a person does 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, Romans 8:27
Holy Spirit acts like a person does. Acts 13:2, John 14:26, Acts 16:6-7, Genesis 6:3, 1 Corinthians 12:11, 2 Corinthians 13:14
Holy Spirit feel like a person does. Ephesians 4:30, Hebrews 10:29 , Acts 5:3, Matthew 12:31-32
(Holy Spirit has personal pronouns!) John 16:7-15
How do we interact with Holy Spirit?
As a person.
Assignment: This week, spend some time in prayer, and when you are speaking to God, specifically acknowledge Holy Spirit in prayer.