Who Is the Holy Spirit? – John 14:23-26 – Pastor Larry Kassebaum
One powerful sign of the Holy Spirit’s presence is enthusiasm.
God’s Holy Spirit enables us to move beyond thinking about God to thinking like God.
Jesus and the Holy Spirit
Nearly everyone connected with the birth of Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Jesus was completely filled with the Spirit of God.
His presence is a promise
Remember the seven-fold Spiritual promise of your baptism.
Holy Spirit power is intended for all Christians, including you!
1. What do you find comforting about being reminded that God’s Holy Spirit is mentioned in the creation story? Genesis 1:1-2
2. What does the story of Samson (Judges Chapters 15 & 16) reveal about God’s Spirit?
3. What connections do you see between the Holy Spirit’s presence in the Bible and life today?
4. Why is the sponge a good illustration of what it means to be “filled with the Holy Spirit?”
5. What was Peter’s explanation of what happened on the Day of Pentecost? (Acts 2)
6. How might your life be different if you took seriously the Spiritual Gifts given to you in Baptism?
7. How are baptism and confirmation connected with regard to the Gift of the Holy Spirit?