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Study Guide #11b—The Spirit of God


By Kay Smith and Ruth Wood

Since the Holy Spirit always points to Jesus, it is not surprising that, in general, we are less aware of Him at work. Ask God for new insights as you study!

1. First, the Old Testament. For each passage, jot down what the Spirit did, what He enabled people to do, and what kind of people they were.

Exodus 31:3

Numbers 11:16-17, 24-25

Judges 3:8-10

Judges 6:34

Judges 13:24 – 14:19

I Samuel 10:6, 10

I Samuel 11:6

I Samuel 16:13-14

What general observations would you make about how the Spirit worked before Christ came?

2. Before His death, Jesus told His disciples about the Spirit. What would the Spirit do? How would the disciples’ lives be different than before because of the Spirit?

John 14:16-26

John 15:26-27

John 16:7-15

3. What ministries of the Holy Spirit are talked about in I Corinthians 2:10-16?

4. What more are we told the Spirit does for us in I Corinthians 12:1-11?

5. What does Galatians 5:22-25 add to our understanding of the Spirit’s work?

6. Summarize from New Testament teachings:

Who is the Holy Spirit?

What does He do?

How does He do it?

How is this alike/different from what we saw of the Spirit in the Old Testament?

7. Are there aspects of the Spirit’s work that you’re particularly thankful for? Give thanks to God!

8. In your life or someone else’s, are there aspects of the Spirit’s ministry where you’d like Him to work harder or faster or perhaps you can’t believe He’s working at all? Talk with God about it.

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