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Lesson Plan:

Time: 30 minutes

Objective : 

To increase understanding and knowledge concerning the person of the Holy Spirit.

To prepare people to be baptized in the Holy Spirit

To recognize the  Holy Spirit is a person not an IT.

To discuss the Role, characteristics and Names of the Holy Spirit


  1. Define  Who is the Holy Spirit                2 minutes
  2. Define why is the Holy Spirit God           5
  3. Drama of God.                                          2
  4. Characteristics of the Holy Spirit             10
  5. Personality of the Holy Spirit                   5
  6. Names of the Holy Spirit                          4
  7. Conclusion Sum up main points              2 minutes.



Who is the Holy Spirit?    

The Holy Spirit is God. To deny the Holy Spirit is to  deny God. John 4:24  God is Spirit  and those who worship HIM must worship Him in spirit and truth.

The Holy Spirit created the world            Genesis 1 : 2-3  Job 26 :13,the earth was without form or void, and darkness was a on the face of the deep. The Spirit of God was hovering on the face of the waters.                          Acts 28 : 25 - 26 here Paul quoted Isaiah 6 verse 9.

The Holy Spirit is God because:

The Holy Spirit has the attributes of God

Hebrews 9 :14  He is eternal – Deut 33:27 The eternal  God is your refuge,  and underneath are the everlasting arms, He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, “destroy.”

1 Corinthians 2 : 10 omniscient  He knows all things.

Luke 1:35 omnipotent - nothing is impossible.

Ps 139:7 -- omnipresent. Everywhere. To Warren one

The power of the Holy Spirit is even more effective to day because he is an all places at the same time. Where  can I go from your Spirit?  Or where can I flee from your presence.

The Holy Spirit  convicts  Romans 1 :4, John 3 : 5 - 7 reproved the world of sin, of righteousness, of judgment.

John's 16 :8, Matthew 12 :28  - the major function of the Holy Spirit.  –draws people to salvation.

The Holy Spirit is helper, comforter:   John 14:16-17 and I will pray the father, and he will give you another helper, that he may abide with you forever-the spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive, because it neither  sees him nor knows him; but you know him  for he dwells with you and will be in you.

The Holy Spirit is the paraclete

--John 15:26 But when the helper comes whom I shall send you from the Father, the spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of me.

He wants His energy to be poured out through YOU

He wants His wisdom to be deposited in your life

He wants you to feel as He feels

He wants you to see what he is looking at

He wants to breathe the Holy Spirit through you

The bread of life [Jesus ] comes through the Holy Spirit.

We need His divine life t o be evident in us

We are to feel the compassion of God.

We are to be like God 2 Peter 1:3-4 we are to be partakers of the divine nature.

We are to feel –love –grace –mercy –for the person.

Like water coming out of a tap it can be clean or dirty.

The Holy Spirit gives life John 6: 63  the Holy Spirit gives  life, the flesh profits nothing.  The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life.

The Holy Spirit gives strength Acts 1:8 but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem and in  Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.   – power to witness.

The Holy Spirit strengthens and empowers us.

Without the Holy Spirit there it is a no  power.

His purpose is to equip us with power

He refreshes our mind and renews our  strength                    1 Cor 2:4-5  and my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive  words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but  in the power of God.

-power comes out from me

-power goes out before me.

-Romans 8 :14 for as many as are led by the Spirit of God  “these are sons of God.

-this gives us our  position—The position  of God in prayer is power

- the position of God in my life is power in my life-without the Holy Spirit there it is  no power

- We should pray and preach in the power of the Holy Spirit.

And the Holy Spirit is the teacher John 14:26, but the helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

The Holy Spirit brings a revelation

The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth     John 16:13 and in this part of a traitor when he this spirit of truth is come,  he will guide you in all truth, for he will not speak on his own authority but whatever he hears he will speak;  and he will tell  you things to come

As he hears  He speaks to us

The Holy Spirit is our Intercessor:

--His mercy endures forever

--Through Him we have access to the presence of God

Romans 8: 26-27  the spirit had helps us in our  weaknesses, He makes intercession for us

The Holy Spirit works with God

*To know the Holy Spirit is to know Jesus

*To know the truth is to know Jesus Christ

*Jesus is the power of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is our advocate for salvation. He helps us to accept  Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.

He completely  changes our lives-through Jesus Christ we are converted and born again.

He comes into our hearts  when we are converted.

The Holy Spirit is with the believer forever.

We should be baptised in with the Holy Spirit.

Our conscience must be educated by works of the Holy Spirit    Romans 9: 1 I tell the  truth in Christ I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit.  ---a clear conscience  1 Jn 3    releases confidence.

Our mind is renewed by the Holy Spirit    1  Cor 2:13 these things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

Romans 12:2

In the absence of Christ the Holy Spirit was to descend and, in one sense he was to take the place of Jesus Christ

Jesus was with them.

The Holy Spirit was to come in the place of Jesus Christ and yet He  is the Christ   Jn 14;17   the Spirit of truth whom the  world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows Him but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

The Holy Spirit is the personal representative of Jesus Christ

Because the apostles knew Jesus they knew the Holy Spirit

Because the apostles  knew the Holy Spirit they became problems solvers and so can we.

The Jesus I know who is the One who is the power of the Holy Spirit

But Our body  is the temple of the Holy Spirit     1 Cor 3:16  Do you not know that you are the temple of God to and that the spirit of God dwells in you

Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.   --For you were bought at a price therefore glorify  God in your  body and your  spirit, which are God’s

Deliberate willful sin  defiles and causes sickness. If you view

God speaks to the world by his Spirit Jn 16:23  And it in that day you will ask me nothing. Most assuredly I say to you whatever you ask the father and my name He will give you.

He listens by the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit gives us inspiration.   .

When we are born of the Spirit  the words we speak should be the word of the Spirit, Ps 107 :20 He sent His word and healed them.

The Holy Spirit testifies  of Jesus Christ   John 15:26   But when the helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the father the spirit of truth a melee who proceeds from the father, He will testify  of me

The Holy Spirit has a personality

personal pronouns are used for people.  Personal pronouns are always used for the Holy Spirit.

John 15 :16, John 16 : 7-8, 13.

Many acts that only a person can perform are ascribed to the Holy Spirit.

-- He speaks    Revelation 2 :7 

---in He gives us choices  -- Acts 16:6-7 Paul told not to go to Bythinia  Paul listened and obeyed. In

-- He helps us    Romans 8 : 26

-- He teaches us     John 14 :26

-- He testifies of Jesus      John 15 :26

-- He guides us           John's 16 :13

-- He commands us    - people            Acts 16 :6-7, Acts 13:2

-- He comforts believers          Acts 9 :31

-- He has intellect 1 Corinthians 2 : 10,Romans 8 :27. 1 Cor 2:16 who has known the mind of the Lord? who has the mind of Christ?

-- He has emotions and feelings -- Romans 5 :5, Ephesians 4 :30  is Holy ; Romans 3 :26.

--  He has a will          Acts 16 :6-7, 1 Corinthians 12 :11

-- he is wisdom and grace  Isaiah 11:2 The  spirit of the lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of council and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of God

Names of the Holy Spirit --

-- the Holy Spirit           1 Thess 4:7-8in

-- -- he has the office of holiness and purity.

-- Spirit of God             Ephesians   4 :30, Genesis 1 :2,  Matthew 11 :25, Romans 8 : 14, 1Corinthians 2:11, John 15 :26, John's 6 :44.

-- Spirit of Christ -- Romans   8 :9; Acts 2 :33; John 14 :16 -- 20; 15 :26.

The comforter John 15 :26.  An other comforter John 14 :16.  Jesus was the first comforter the word in great signifies Analogous, of the same kind, quality --Galatians 1 verse 6 speaks of another Gospel -- different words -- different kind etc,.  Analagous to the same presence as Jesus -- John 14 verse   8 -- the abiding of the Holy Spirit is the abiding of Jesus.  The fullness of the Holy Spirit is the fullness of Jesus.

The symbols of the Holy Spirit

1.  Water

John 7 verse is 37 -- 38 -- water is indispensable to human life.  It is needed for preservation -- John 3 verse 5 we are born again; 1 Corinthians 12 verse 13 there is to be a continuous drinking of the Holy Spirit.  We preserve our spiritual life through the drinking of the word.

John 4 vs. 13 -- 14 we become energetic enjoying the satisfying life of not thirsting.

-- cleansing -- we are cleansed daily -- we are refreshed, we are renewed Titus 3 verse 15.  The

the Holy Spirit is the origin of life to the obedient but the spirit of judgment, a concuming fire , to the disobedient.  Noah Genesis 7; Exodus 14 verse 28; Acts 5; Acts 13 Elymas.

2. River :  John 4:14 Whoever drinks of  the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of living  water  springing up into ever lasting life.

-let it flow

John7:37 38-39. There should always be a river  of living Water.  If anyone thirsts let him come to me and drink—out of his heart will come rivers of  living water.

He was poured out-on the prophets, on the came kings,  on the messiah.

God pours out his spirit on all flesh. Joel 2:28 Acts 2:17.   Word of knowledge, wisdom – thought –impression, audible voice.

The holy spirit pours out: love, joy, power. These flow out of the spirit for healing of others.

2.  Fire

in the old Testament without exception the presence of God appeared in fire.  I [see the fire in the anointing manual]

3. Wind

John 3 8 Pneuma   holy wind -- wind exists permeates simply everywhere.  Wind is in continuous motion, and low atmosphere -- sin, sickness, despair.  We cannot control the wind direction John's 3 verse 8; A blowing wind makes stifling and stagnant  air fresh and full of vitality.  Acts 2 verse 2 a rushing wind; Ez 37 verse 9  blow to the dry bones

4. Oil

1 Sam. 16 verse 3; 1 John 2 verse 27; Exodus 32  vs. 25 -- 29; 13, 1 Sam. 16 verse 13; 1 Kings 19 verse 16; 1 Peter 2 verse 9 -- no one can receive such grace without being empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Oil is necessary for light, the 7 candle sticks in the tabernacle.  Only through the bright light of the Holy S pirit is the spiritual world revealed.  Oil prevents wear and tear and breakdown, it relieves friction, it lubricates.  It brings peace and joy and love -- the Holy Spirit brings these.

When we are born again of the Spirit of God  we have obtained the office of prophet whereby we preach the word.

oil preserves life         -Ez 37 the dry bones


 5.  The Rain

Ps 72 verse 6; Hosea 6 verse 3; no rain -- no fruit no life.

1 Kings 18 Elijah saw no rain He prayed and then there was rain.

With the early rain the seed is wet, sprouts, but the plant is barely alive.

With the latter rain there is rapid growth and the harvest -- James 5 verse 7.

6. The Dove

John 1 verse 32, is an emblem of peace.  Genesis 8 vs. 10 -- 11, when the Holy Spirit came judgment and wrath had gone and it is the same for us.  John 5 verse 24,Romans 5 verse 1.

-- symbol of meekness and humility

-- pure harmless creature – a Holy Spirit.  We must be holy and never allow any spiritual change in us that is not toward holiness.  The Holy Spirit does not come to bite and tear and kill.

-- the Holy Spirit is easily grieved, quenched by betrayal.  -- brings and love & harmony. Ephesians 4 verse 30; Ps 51 verse 11.

7.  The wine

Ephesians 5 verse 18; Acts 2 vs. 12 -- 13; Ephesians 519 to 21.

--   the  fullness of the Holy Spirit makes us strong in faith, helps us serve God.

-- gives gladness and joy

-- gives an overflowing peace

-- gives unusual boldness and is a bold life

-- causes perseverance and insulation from spiritual blows

-- gives strength to stand firm

8.  The Seal

Ephesians 1 verse 13 we are sealed, stamped.  No one can touch us without permission.

-- signifies special ownership

-- signifies special authority.  In the and of the apostles the apostles went from incompetent people to people of power, boldness, and authority.

9.  The Guarantee

2 Cor. 1 vs. 21 -- 22 to guarantee.

-- to be a guarantor is a serious business.

-- to guarantee, to pay -- to buy -- we fulfill our obligation.

-- the guarantee on an object.

The Holy Spirit is our guarantee of heaven.

10.  The Dew

Ps 133 vs. 1 -- unity, restfulness.  Num is 11 verse 9 manna and dewsettled at night,

John 6 vs. 32 -- 30 5.

1 1.  Clothing

Luke 24 verse 14 9, Jesus promise.

                        The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Galatians 3 verse 2 -- -- the covenant

                        -- -- by faith

                        -- -- verse 7 only those who have faith

                        -- -- verse 14 receive the promise

Luke 24 verse 48; Acts 2 verse 38; John 3 verse 17 -- 18; Luke 1 1 vs. 9 -- 13.

The problem is not  -- will you receive?

                                    -- -- but how with you respond?

Mark 11 verses 22  -- 24

-- -- shall say --  speaking in tongues is saying

-- -- believe you have it

-- -- speaking in tongues is a cooperation between you and the Holy Spirit.

John 20 verse 22, breathed -- I [blew ] as a flute. 

John 7 verse is 37 -- 3 9 we have to drink of the spirit, be immersed – then the flow comes.

Jn 20:27 open up every room of our heart.

Some people do not receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit because of fear.

Acts 2

-- there are three parts -- -- baptism --------immersion

                                    -- -- drinking 1 Corinthians 12 verse 13.

                                    -- -- outflow

ask him in -- -- get filled.  Get baptized, breathe Him  in -- -- get immersed -- -- breathe Him in -- -- get filled

then talk in tongues 1 Corinthians 14 verse 2

-- you don't learn -----------------it flows out of  your belly -- rivers not a trickle

out of your belly Rivers of living water. 

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