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1 Sermon, Introduction to the Holy Spirit Introduction: The Person and Work of Holy Spirit Turn To: Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. 4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. He Has a mind, will and emotions He has a personality He is co-equal and made of the same substance as Jesus and the Father Holy Spirit is God He is the one who calls us He is the one who sends us He is the one who gives the Gifts of the Spirit He is the one who decides who gets which Gifts He is the one who is with us on the Earth, day to day He is our teacher He is our comforter He is our helper He is our companion He convicts men of their sins He saves us He raises us from the dead He is with us here and he is with us forever. John 14, 15 & 16, Romans 7 and 8, Hebrews 8 Opening Prayer: Come Holy Spirit I. Bible Terms The Holy Spirit or The Holy Ghost? Hebrew ru-ach Explain : Greek- pneu ma Luke 11:33 / Holy Spirit vs. Matt 1:18 / Holy Ghost Spirit

2 Wind Breath II. Biblical Names of Holy Spirit Revealed and Honored Ex 20:24b. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you. NIV 1. The Holy Spirit Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 2. The Holy Ghost Matt 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 3. The Spirit John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 4. The Spirit of God Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 5. The Holy Spirit of God Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 6. The Spirit of the LORD (Jehovah/Yahweh) and the next six names come from Isa 11:2 Turn to: Isa 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: 7. The Spirit of Wisdom 8. The Spirit of Understanding

3 9. The Spirit of Counsel 10. The Spirit of Might 11. The Spirit of Knowledge 12. The Spirit of the Fear of the LORD ((Jehovah/Yahweh) 13. The Spirit of the Lord GOD (Adoni-Jehovah/Yahweh) Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 14. The Spirit of the Living God 2 Cor 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. 15. The Spirit of Christ (Messiah) Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 16. The Spirit of Jesus Acts 16:6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. NIV 17. The Spirit of Jesus Christ (Messiah) Phil 1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 18. The Spirit of His Son Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 19. The Holy Spirit of Promise Eph 1:13 in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 which is an earnest of our inheritance, unto the redemption of (God's) own possession, unto the praise of his glory. ASV

4 20. The Spirit of Holiness Rom 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. 21. The Spirit of Judgement or Justice Isa 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. 22. The Spirit of Burning 23. The Spirit of Truth John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 24. The Spirit of Life Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 25. The Spirit of Grace Heb 10:29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? N 26. The Spirit of Grace Zech 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. 27. The Spirit of Supplication 28. The Spirit of Glory

5 1 Peter 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 29. The Eternal Spirit Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? III. Jesus said, Another, meaning Holy Spirit is Like me Turn to: John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. Comforter NT:3875 parakletos; parakleet;lit. called to someone s side It was used in a court to denote a legal assistant, an advocate: Jesus calls Holy Spirit "the Comforter." o "Advocate" o "Intercessor o Teacher o Helper o Companion He is always by your side 30. The Comforter (Another Comforter) 31. The Advocate 32. The Intercessor 33. The Teacher 34. The Helper 35. The Companion IV. Turn to: Holy Spirit is God working with Us on Earth John 16:7 I tell you the truth; it is expedient (advantageous), for if I don t go, the Comforter will not come to you, but if I depart, I will send Him. a. Jesus said it was to our advantage that He was leaving earth so Holy Spirit could come. The Comforter Paraclete, i. Holy Spirit Intercedes for us, ii. Holy Spirit Advocates for us. iii. Holy Spirit Helps us. iv. Holy Spirit is By Our Sides

6 b. Without Holy Spirit, there is NO CONVICTION. John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, c. Like Jesus, He tells us what He hears the Father saying. John 16:13 he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: d. Like us, He glorifies Jesus John 16:14 He shall glorify me: V. The Spirit and the Bride Turn to: Rev 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. The Bride of Christ will know Holy Spirit intimately as a real person The Bride will work with Holy Spirit.continually The Spirit and the true Bride of Christ, together, will see the return of JESUS Christ Conclusion: Holy Spirit and the Bride On the Last night of his life, Jesus said He would send another Comforter Jesus called Him The Spirit of Truth and revealed Him as Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is God Much of the Church no longer honors the present work of Holy Spirit Holy Spirit continues the ministry of Jesus through believers. The Holy Spirit empowers believers. Like Jesus, He is our Advocate, Intercessor, and Companion. The Holy Spirit reveals and glorifies Jesus. Here we honor the Holy Spirit and We love Him Here Jesus is Lord and Holy Spirit is Welcome.

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