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Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit The “Person” of the Holy Spirit Of the three “persons” to the concept of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is often shrouded in more mystery than the other two. While the person of God the “Father” as the creator and sustainer of creation is well established in the scripture and the history of Judaism and Christianity, and while the person of Jesus the “Son” as an actual person in the course of human history is well documented in history and scripture, the person of the Holy Spirit...

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The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are enumerated in Isaiah 11:2-3. They are present in their fullness in Jesus Christ but are found in all Christians who are in a state of grace. We receive them when we are infused with sanctifying grace which we receive twice, once during baptism, and once during confirmation. I chose this topic because the Holy Spirit lives inside us and guides the actions of those who desire His presence. The Holy Spirit empowers the believer...

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The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts

The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts A research paper submitted to Professor P. L. Brewster In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements For BIBL364 Liberty University Online By Robert Ortiz Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia August 17, 2012 Table of Contents Introduction 2 The Coming / Filling of the Holy Spirit 2 The Holy Spirit Speaks through Believers 4 The Holy Spirit Speaks to Believers 4 The Holy Spirit Works...

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The Work of the Holy Spirit in Regeneration

THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN REGENERATION INTRODUCTION The words "born again" have been cheapened today by many in religion. Satan is a master at redefining Bible terms; therefore, it behooves us to have a clear understanding of the Scriptural meaning of these words. Let’s consider what the Bible teaches about being "regenerated" or "born again." I. THE NECESSITY OF THE NEW BIRTH A. OUR LORD CLEARLY REVEALED THAT REGENERATION WAS NECESSARY TO SALVATION (Jn. 3:3, 5). 1. Before a man...

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Christianity and Holy Spirit

WHAT IS PENTECOST? Pentecost is the great festival that marks the birth of the Christian church by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Pentecost means "fiftieth day" and is celebrated fifty days after Easter. [pic] WHAT HAPPENED ON PENTECOST? Ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven, the twelve apostles, Jesus' mother and family, and many other of His disciples gathered together in Jerusalem for the Jewish harvest festival that was celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover.  While they were indoors...

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Baptism and the Holy Spirit

Baptism and the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts Water Baptism vs Baptized with the Spirit and Power The book of Acts begins with Jesus' parting words to His apostles before His ascension to the right hand of God the Father. In His opening statement Jesus promises the Holy Spirit, and He does this by distinguishing the coming of the Spirit from the baptism of John. “For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” (Acts 1:5) John had testified...

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Christianity and Holy Spirit

Baptized by the holy spirit   7) What question did the apostles ask Jesus?  How did he respond? (6-7)  They asked, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”  He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”   8) What was promised when the Spirit came upon them...

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Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- St. Josaphat's Cathedral in Edmonton, Canada is shaped as a cross with seven copper domes representing the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and descriptions outlined by St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologica, the seven gifts are as follows: * Wisdom: We see God at work in our lives and in the world. For...

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Pentecost and the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost and the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit I am passionate about Evangelism! My soul aches when I find out a person has died without knowing Christ. If only I could have done something. What if I would have told them about Jesus and His saving grace? The Holy Spirit enables us to be His witness; to take the Good News “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). I often think I should wait to share the gospel until I have had the proper “training”. I am afraid I won’t represent the word of God...

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Jesus and Holy Spirit

two or three in the mist there will be a revival for which the word of God is proclaim. Dr. Gutierrez states: “With an open Bible and a willing spirit, you can begin an exciting spiritual journey that will not only instruct you in teachings of the Book of Phillippians but also equip you with wise counsel and guidance”.1 So in our meeting we have the spirit and devotion to be with the Mind of Christ. 2. Would you consider yourself a “Wounded Healer?” Also, would you please share an example where...

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