GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT
I ~ Relation With God's People Before New Testament Written
(1) Over Nature
(5) Healing & Demon Control
(8) Signs & Miracles
(9) Spiritual Gifts
Deuteronomy 34:9-12 (pg. 206) What kind of power did Moses get from God's Spirit? (See headings for Exodus 7-10, pg. 60) _______________________________
Judges 14:6,19; 15:14f (pg. 247) What kind of power did Samson get from God's Spirit? ______________________________
1 Samuel 10:1, 5-7 (pg. 269) What kind of power did Saul get from God's Spirit? _________________________________
1 Samuel 11:2, 6, 11 (pg. 270) What kind of power did Saul get from God's Spirit? _________________________________
Isaiah 11:1-2 (pg. 673) What kind of power was the Branch (Jesus) to get from God's Spirit? __________________
Isaiah 63:11-14 (pg. 726) What kind of power did Moses get from God's Spirit? _______________________________
Micah 1:1, 3:8 (pg. 899) What kind of power did Micah get from God's Spirit? _______________________________
Zechariah 4:6, 9 (pg. 920) There had been no miracles since the days of Elisha (2 Kings 6, about 850 BC, pg. 361). It was now four centuries later. God now tells this discouraged little group of men they'll be able to rebuild the Temple, not by their own power, or even a miraculous power, but what? ______________________
Luke 1:35 (pg. 991) What kind of power did Mary get from God's Spirit? ________________________________
Luke 4:14, 40-41 (pg. 995) What kind of power did Jesus get from God's Spirit? ________________________________
NOTE: The word translated "power" is from the Greek word "dunamis" which is also translated "mighty works" and "miracles."
Acts 1:8 (pg. 1055) SO, what kind of power did the Apostles get from God's Spirit? _______________________
Acts 10:38 (pg. 1067) What kind of power did Jesus get from God's Spirit? _______________________________
Romans 1:4 (pg. 1090) What kind of power did Jesus get from God's Spirit? _______________________________
Romans 1:7, 11 (pg. 1090) What kind of power did these Christians in Rome get from God's Spirit? _______________
Had the Apostle Paul been to Rome yet (1:11)? _______________ What did he want to do for them when he did come? ___________________________________________________________________________
Romans 15:18-19 (pg. 1103) What kind of power did Paul get from God's Spirit? ________________________________
1 Corinthians 1:1; 2:4 (pg. 1105) What kind of power did Paul get from God's Spirit? ________________________________
1 Cor. 1:6-7; 12:10-11 What kind of power did the Christians in Corinth get? _________________________________________ Who did God's Spirit work through to give them these gifts? ______________________________ What was his title in the church? _______________________________________
1 Corinthians 15:42-46 What kind of power will all Christians get from God's Spirit some day after we die? ________________
Galatians 4:28-29 (pg. 1131) What kind of power did Isaac's parents, Abraham and Sarah, get from God's Spirit (Hebrews 11:11-12, pg. 1169)? _________________________________________________________________
Exodus 28:3 (Pg. 81) How did God use the gift/skill of tailoring that His Spirit had given certain men?
NOTE: The KJV reads "...filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make...garments..."
Exodus 31:3-7 How did God use the gift/skill of crafting metals, stone, and wood that His Spirit had given certain men? _______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Exodus 35:30-33 How did God use the gift/skill of artistically designing that His Spirit had given Bezalel? (See also 36:1) ____________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: Notice what tribe he was from? Jesus was from the same tribe - Judah. I wonder if Jesus inherited some of that skill.
Exodus 35:34-35 How did God use the gift/skill of teaching that His Spirit had given Bezalel and Oholiab?
Matthew 10:1a, 19-20 (pg. 942) To whom did Jesus directly give gifts of healing and prophesy? ________________________
Luke 4:16-18 (pg. 996) What gifts did Jesus announce God's Spirit had given Him directly? _____________________ good news to poor, _____________________________________ freedom for the prisoners and ________ __________________________ of sight for the blind, to ___________________________ the oppressed, to _________________________________ the year of the Lord's favor.
NOTE: One of the first things Jesus did was to announce to the people that he now had miraculous power. He had worked only two miracles before this: Turning water to wine, which some could say was a setup; and healing a Roman official's son by long distance which some could say was a coincidence.
Luke 11:13 Does this passage say that God's Spirit will give everyone special spiritual gifts? _________
John 3:6 (pg. 1029) What does God's Spirit give? _____________________________
John 6:63 What is Spirit? _________________________________________________________________________ What does the Spirit/Word give? ___________________________
John 7:38-39 Did anyone received God's Spirit while Jesus was on earth? _____________
John 14:15-17 If we love Jesus, he will send us the Spirit. How do we prove we love Jesus? _____________________ The Spirit is what? __________________________ What is truth (John 17:17)? ___________________
When we worship, do we sometimes do what pleases our friends? _______________________________
Who will judge us, our friends or God? ______________________
Who died for us, our friends or God? _________________________________
If we had to make a choice, who would we spend eternity with, our friends or God? ________________
John 14:26 "What did Jesus promise God's Spirit will do for the Apostles? __________________________________
NOTE: This is the gift of prophecy.
John 20:20-23 After Jesus came back to life and just before he returned to heaven, what did he give his Apostles? _____________________ ______________________________________________ As a result, they could do what about people's sins? ______________________________________________
NOTE: This was a special gift only the Apostles received. Jesus was repeating what he had said earlier in Matthew 16:19 and 18:18 (pg. 951). Since they now had God's Spirit, that meant they had God's Word. They would thereby judge whether people sinned and whether they repented based on God's Word. They would later put it in writing.
NOTE: The word "spirit" is also translated "breath."
Acts 1:4b-5 (pg. 1055) Who did Jesus say would receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit (1:2b-3)? _______________
Acts 2:38 Peter said everyone would receive the gift of God's Spirit when they did what? ____________________
What does baptism do for us (1 Peter 3:21)? ______________________________________________ Therefore, what would the gift be? ____________________________________________
NOTE: The word translated "gift" is from a Greek word which emphasizes its gratuitous character - it is FREE.
NOTE: Some people interpret this verse to mean "the gift from the Holy Spirit" (forgiveness of sins/salvation). Others interpret it to mean "the gift which is the Holy Spirit." If it is the latter, God's Spirit in us does make us adopted children of God (Romans 8:15, pg. 1096). Either interpretation is good and coincides with the other.
Acts 5:32 In the first century, the Holy Spirit witnessed orally through the Apostles. Today the Holy Spirit witnesses how? (Hint: John 14:17 and 7:17, pg. 1046)? _______________________________________________
When God gives us His Spirit and we accept it, what does that make us (Romans 8:15, pg. 1096)?
Acts 8:14-19 Who was required to give God's Spirit in cases where people did not know there was such a person as a Holy Spirit? _______________________________________________ Therefore, can people give it today? __________________
Once again, in the early years of the church, people were still sometimes confused and they still did not have the written word, not even the life of Christ. These people obeyed God to the degree they thought was necessary. But they had not obeyed what (Matthew 28:19, pg. 967)? _________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Acts 10:44ff God gave His Spirit to what nationality for the first time ever? __________________________________
Acts 11:15 This was the same gift that he gave the apostles when (see Acts 2:1, 14)? _________________________ If God had given the gift of speaking in languages to everyone, why would this or the other two times God's Spirit was given separately have been any big deal and even mentioned in Scripture?
Romans 1:1, 11 (pg. 1090) What title did Paul hold in the church? ___________________________ Why did he want to visit the church in Rome? ________________________________________________________ If they could just pray for those gifts, why would his long trip be necessary? ______________________
These gifts were signs of what (2 Corinthians 12:12, pg. 1126)? _________________________________
1 Corinthians 1:6-7 (pg. 1105) How did Paul confirm their testimony about Christ when they started the church in Corinth? ________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
What was Paul's title (1:1)? ________________________________
Did having these spiritual gifts necessarily make them better or superior Christians (see 11:17)? _______
1 Corinthians 7:39-40 Three times in Scripture, Paul acknowledged that he was not sure God's Spirit had told him something. In these cases he acknowledged that it was "in my ______________________________."
In 7:25 he said, "I have no command from the Lord, but I give a ________________________."
In 11:1-16 he said so outright, which is clearer in the KJV: "...we have no such custom, neither the churches of God."
1 Corinthians 12:1 Even though the church in Corinth had spiritual gifts, they were still having problems with what? _________________________ ______________________________________________
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 Paul defines gifts of the Spirit is what two categories? S___________________ and W________________
Do we serve others and do Christian works for others when there are no other people involved in what we're doing? _______________ Therefore, could people with these gifts of the Spirit use them properly in private? _______________
1 Corinthians 12:7 Does the Holy Spirit give us a gift for OUR edification and good, OR for the edification and good of OTHERS? ___________________ _________________________________________________
Does speaking in gibberish edify oneself or others? ________________________
1 Corinthians 12:8 Chapters 1 and 2 say "wisdom" 16 times. According to 2:13, what is spiritual wisdom? _______________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
According to 2:12, spiritual knowledge is knowing what? _______________________________________
Romans 10:1-2 says the Israelites were not saved even though they had a lot of religious zeal, because their zeal was not based on what? ____________________________________
Would spiritual gifts be needed at a time when the scriptures were not written yet? _________________
Today we can gain this knowledge from where (Romans 10:17)? ________________________________
1 Corinthians 12:9 The word translated "faith" is from a Greek word "pistis" meaning faithfulness, steadfastness, commitment. How could such faith help others? __________________________________________________________
1 Corinthians 12:11 God's Spirit gave spiritual gifts how? _______________________________________________________
So, if someone did not heal or speak in tongues, were they inferior to those who did? _______________
1 Corinthians 14:1 Which spiritual gift did Paul tell the mixed-up Christians in Corinth to most desire? ________________
Why would prophecy be superior to all other spiritual gifts (v. 3)? _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Today, we have God's Spirit in written form - "God-breathed." (Remember, Spirit is from the Greek word for wind or breath). Look at 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (pg. 1156):
What do the Scriptures make us wise for? ___________________________________________________
What else are the Scriptures useful for? ___________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ The Scriptures then, thoroughly equip us for what? ____________________________________________
2 Corinthians 12:12 What marked the apostles? ________________________________________________________________
Therefore, when the apostles died, could these gifts be passed on? __________
Galatians 3:14 What was promised to Abraham (Hebrews 11:8, 10, pg. 1169) that we may also receive? ____________
Galatians 4:29 NOTE: Paul had recalled how Abraham had one son by his wife's slave while he was able to (Ishmael), and another son, Isaac, by his wife when he was 100 years old and not able to. Abraham always considered his second son by his wife, Isaac, to be his legal heir. Ishamael's descendants became Arabs. Isaac's descendants became Jews. They never have and never will get along. Even in Paul's day the Jews (descendants of Isaac by the flesh) were persecuting the Christians (descendants of Isaac spiritually because they followed Abraham's examples of faith with the aid of the Holy Spirit).
When we try to break away from church customs that are copies of the Old Testament, do people tend to persecute us or praise us? ______________________________
Ephesians 1:17 (pg. 1133) Notice the Trinity again: Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious father, the Spirit. Before the New Testament was written, what two things did the first-century Christians get from the Holy Spirit to understand the Trinity better? ____________________________ ______________________________________________________________
Hebrews 2:3,4 (pg. 1161) Our salvation was __________________________ by the Lord, then testified to by gifts of the Holy Spirit _______________________________________ according to HIS will.
NOTE: Notice this is in past tense, as though by now, they aren't needed as much because much of the Gospel has been written down now.
1 John 4:13f John, the apostle, had seen Jesus for himself, both before his death and after. So he could testify first hand. Since God's Spirit is God's Word in written form (John 14:17 and 17:17, pg. 1046), and if we believe and follow those words, we too have God's Spirit in us.
Exodus 31:3 (pg. 85) (Also 35:30-31) God's Spirit filled Bezalel, giving him what? _____________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Deuteronomy 34:9 (pg. 206) God's Spirit filled Joshua, and gave him what? ______________________________________
Deuteronomy 34:9-14 God's Spirit filled Moses, and gave him what? _______________________________________________
Micah 3:8 (pg. 901) God's Spirit filled Micah, and gave him what? ______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Luke 1:15-17 (pg. 990) God's Spirit filled John the Baptist, and gave him what? _________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Luke 1:41 God's Spirit filled Elizabeth, and gave her what? ______________________________________________
Luke 1:67 God's Spirit filled Zechariah, John the Baptist's father, and gave him what? _________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Luke 4:1-2, 13 God's Spirit filled Jesus and gave him what? _________________________________________________
Luke 4:14, 18 God's Spirit filled Jesus and gave him what? ________________________________________________
Acts 2:1-6 (pg. 1056 God's Spirit filled the house and gave the Apostles what? _____________________________
Acts 4:5-9 God's Spirit filled Peter and gave him what? _________________________________________________