Key Theme: God is faithful to His promises.
A1 Objectives
B1 Describe how Jesus’s promise of the Holy Spirit was fulfilled.
B2 Explain the work of the Holy Spirit in believers.
A2 Scriptures
B1 John 16:5-15
B2 Acts 2:1-24
B3 Ephesians 1:13-14
B4 Galatians 5:22-23
A3 Notes
B1 Holy Spirit
C1 Who is He?
D1 God Acts 5:3-4
E1 Omnipresent Psalms 139:7-8
E2 Omniscient 1 Corinthians 2:10-11
E3 All other characteristics of God
D2 Person, not force or power
E1 Personality and Emotions
F1 Thinking and knowing 1 Corinthians 2:10
F2 Grieved Ephesians 4:30
E2 Has a will 1 Corinthians 12:7-11
E3 Prays for us Romans 8:26-27
D3 Seven spirits of God, that is, the sevenfold Spirit of God
E1 God the Holy Spirit is identified as the sevenfold Spirit of God in Revelation
E2 Most likely it refers to Holy Spirit being perfect and complete (the perfect, highest possible)
C2 What does He do?
D1 Indweller of Christians Romans 8:16, Galatians 4:6, 1 John 3:24, 1 John 4:13
D2 Teacher 1 John 2:27, Luke 12:12
D3 Convictor (the idea of convicting of sin, so the one who convicts/convinces) John 16:8, Acts 2:37
C3 Books on
D1 The Free Will Baptist Treatise Chapter 7 is the doctrinal statement on the Holy Spirit
E1 Text
The Holy Spirit
1. The Scriptures ascribe to the Holy Spirit the acts and attributes of an intelligent being. He guides,86 knows, 87 moves,88 gives information,89 commands,90 forbids91 sends forth,92 reproves,93 and can be sinned against.94
2. The attributes of God are ascribed to the Holy Spirit.
3. The works of God are ascribed to the Holy Spirit: creation,95 inspiration,96 giving of life,97 and sanctification.98
4. The apostles assert that the Holy Spirit is Lord and God.99 From the foregoing, the conclusion is that the Holy Spirit is in reality God and one with the Father in all divine perfections. It has also been shown that Jesus Christ is God—one with the Father. Then these three—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—are one God. The truth of this doctrine is also proved from the fact that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are united in the authority by which believers are baptized; and in the benedictions pronounced by the apostles,100 which are acts of the highest religious worship.101
E2 Supporting verses
86 John 16:13: Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.
87 1 Corinthians 2:11: Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
88 Genesis 1:2: And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Acts 8:39.
89 Acts 10:19: While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 1 Corinthians. 2:13; Acts 21:11; John 14:26.
90 Acts 13:2: The Holy Ghost said, separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
91 Acts 16:6: And were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia.
92 Acts 13:4: So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia.
93 John 16:8: And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Gen. 6:3.
94 Mark 3:29: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness. Isaiah. 63:10, Acts 7:51; Ephesians. 4:30.
95 Job 33:4: The Spirit of God hath made me. Job 26:13; Psalm. 104:30.
96 2 Peter 1:21: Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
97 1 Peter 3:18: Quickened by the Spirit. Rom. 8:11.
98 1 Corinthians 6:11: But ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
99 Isaiah 6:8, 9: I heard the voice of the Lord…And he said, Go, and tell this people, hear ye indeed, but understand not. Acts 28:25, 26: Well spake the Holy Ghost…Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand. Compare John 3:16 with Matt. 1:18.
100 Matthew 28:19: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 2 Corinthians. 13:14: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. 1 Pet. 1:2.
E3 Addendum
Adopted July, 1979
Free Will Baptists understand the Bible teaches the following facts: On the Day of Pentecost believers spoke in distinct foreign languages which were readily understood by the nationalities present.164
Tongues were given as a special gift to the early church as only one sign which confirms the witness of the Gospel to unbelievers.165 While tongues were bestowed by the sovereign will of God on some believers, all did not speak with tongues.166 When this gift was abused, it became a source of disturbance in the congregational meetings. To eliminate confusion and correct the error, Paul set particular guidelines for the Christian church to follow.167 The gift of tongues was neither an evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, nor does it bring about sanctification.168
We believe that speaking in tongues as a visible sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an erroneous doctrine to be rejected. Any implication of a “second work of grace” has never been tolerated in our fellowship of churches, and will not be permitted.
We teach and preach the fullness of the Holy Spirit and heed the scriptural admonition, “Be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”169
165 1 Corinthians 14:1-40; Heb. 2:4.
166 1 Corinthians 12:10, 30.
167 1 Corinthians 14:18, 19, 23, 33.
168 1 Corinthians 12:13.
169 Ephesians 5:18b-20
E4 Also found in Chapter 10 on faith
D2 Divinity of the Holy Spirit (Roman Catholic but has some good points)
B2 John 16:5-15
C1 Jesus’s message about leaving and returning to heaven.
C2 Disciples
D1 Sad
D2 Hopeful
E1 Jesus tells them that it is OK.
E2 You will be OK, because the Helper will come to you.
E3 Jesus is the sender.
E4 The church—the disciples at that point—will have the Helper with them.
C3 Holy Spirit
D1 Comes
D2 Works in the world.
E1 Convicts the world, that is, all humans.
F1 Sin
G1 This sin is of unbelief.
G2 They do not believe Jesus.
F2 Righteousness
G1 Go to Father
G2 See Him no more.
H1 That is in this life.
H2 His return will be after they die.
F3 Judgment
G1 Ruler of this world
G2 Is the devil. (John 12:31, John 14:30
D3 Works with the disciples who have many things to learn yet. The Holy Spirit will
E1 Come
E2 Guide you into all truth
E3 He will convey the message of God to these disciples
D4 Glorifies Jesus
D5 Takes Jesus’s message and declares it
D6 The Godhead shares all things. The Holy Spirit is the worker of it and the messenger of it.
B3 Acts 2:1-24
C1 Day of Pentecost
C2 A gathering of the early church
C3 A sudden event
C4 A sound of wind
C5 A symbol of fire on each head
C6 A real earthly language spoken by each person
C7 A crowd gathers
C8 A message given—a message of glorifying God
C9 A ridicule
C10 A preacher—Peter
D1 An announcement
D2 A clarification (we are not drunk with wine)
D3 A fulfillment of prophecy
D4 A quote (from the prophet)
D5 A statement of doctrine—whosoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.
D6 An application—Jesus’s life of miracles and other things that proved beyond any doubt that He is Messiah.
D7 A death—Jesus was killed. God know this and the plan of salvation was decreed beforehand.
D8 A resurrection
Posted by Choco at 05:51 10 May 15B
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