The Divinity of the Holy Spirit – Teaching Plan

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Key Thought: Understanding the reality of the Holy Spirit’s Divinity brings a better appreciation of who He is and His desire to change us.

Lesson for January 21, 2017

1. Have a volunteer read Acts 5:1-4.

Divinity of the Holy Spirit

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a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How does this Scripture help us understand that the Holy Spirit is God and a personal being?
c. Personal Application : How does this story help us in being careful about how we justify our actions? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “They volunteered to give money to the church. They gave some to the church, but not all of it. Were they killed for lying, for greed, for not giving all they had? How about church members who give money, but not a faithful tithe and offerings? Or are they supposed to give everything they have? Are they under condemnation as well?” How would you respond to your relatives?

2. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 3:16,17; 6:19,20.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. What are some mental, physical, and spiritual ways we can glorify God in our bodies?
c. Personal Application : Are there any habits or challenges you have that may not be treating your body as God’s holy temple? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “There are a lot of health nuts in the world. Some are in the church; many are not. Are these church members actually glorifying God by bringing a holier and healthier than thou attitude toward others? Are those outside the church who are health conscious led by the Spirit, or are they just athletically minded?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Titus 3:4-6.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What role does the Holy Spirit play in the regeneration or rebirth process?
c. Personal Application: How can one tell if they have received the Holy Spirit in their lives? Is it manifested in any way, or could it be? And how would that be manifested? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your neighbors states, “What does it mean to be renewed by the Holy Spirit? Is it a feeling you get that makes you feel right with God? Is it a renewed mind that gives you the assurance of peace with God? Is it in a renewed life and focus in life that changes a person’s outlook and attitudes?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Matthew 28:18,19.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. Why would Jesus ask the disciples to baptize in the name of the Trinity if there was no Trinity? Why would Satan have the false trinity of the beast, dragon, and false prophet if there wasn’t a true Trinity?
c. Personal Application : When you think of the Holy Spirit, what thoughts come to mind?? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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