SERIES: 20/20: Seeing Truth Clearly
MESSAGE: Who Is the Holy Spirit?
SPEAKER: Nate Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: John 16

MESSAGE SUMMARY
There can be a lot of mystery and misinformation surrounding the Holy Spirit. When we look to Scripture, however, the third person of the Godhead comes into clear focus. In this teaching, Nate Heitzig describes the person of the Holy Spirit, His work both at scale in the world and individually in the hearts of believers, and how He helps you gain a deeper understanding of God's Word.

STUDY GUIDE
Connect Group Recap Notes: October 11, 2020
Speaker: Nate Heitzig
Teaching: "Who Is the Holy Spirit?"
Text: John 16

Path

C.S. Lewis stated, "If you do not lis­ten to The­ol­ogy, that will not mean that you have no ideas about God. It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones—bad, mud­dled, out-of-date ideas." And the best place to begin to learn about theology is from God Himself—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—as found in God's Word, the Bible. In this teaching, Nate Heitzig looks at the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead.

  1. The Person of the Holy Spirit
  2. The Profession of the Holy Spirit
  3. The Priorities of the Holy Spirit
Points

The Person of the Holy SpiritThe Profession of the Holy SpiritThe Priorities of the Holy SpiritPractice

Connect Up: As the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit is God, uncreated, immeasurable, eternal, almighty, and Lord. As God, Christians worship the Holy Spirit in unity of God's nature—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Knowing that the Holy Spirit is God, what common characteristics does He share with the Father and Son? What different roles does He have? As an example, discuss the similarities of essence, will, and nature (attributes of God). Some of His unique roles were described in the message—conviction, sealing, leading people to truth, etc.

Connect In: As people who have invited God—via the Holy Spirit—into our lives (see John 3:1-12), what are some of the daily partnerships Christians have with the Spirit? Look up the following verses and discuss. What does each partnership mean?Connect Out: As Nate stated, the most effective tool we have in our spiritual toolbox is sharing the gospel. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in conversion? What is the role of the Christian in evangelism? In both cases, the Christian should not quench the Spirit's work (see 1 Thessalonians 5:19). The word Paul used for quench in 1 Thessalonians means to extinguish, like putting out a fire. How can we ensure we are not quenching the work of the Spirit in evangelism? If you have an example of either quenching the Spirit or allowing the Spirit to work, please share.


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