RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL MANUAL
SUNDAY, 29TH OCTOBER 2017
TOPIC: THE HOLY SPIRIT: PERSONALITY AND ATTRIBUTES
MEMORY VERSE: ‘’But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” – John 14:26
BIBLE PASSAGE: John 16:1-11
The Holy Spirit is a Personality often misunderstood or misinterpreted in the Christian faith. His outstanding numerous qualities, diversities of operations and dramatic influence (as the successor of Jesus Christ) on the Apostles and the Christians as a whole, are so remarkable and worthy of considerations.
1. Who is the Holy Spirit?
2. What are His attributes?
WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?
The Holy Spirit is not a feeling or a falling, a crying or a wailing. He is no emotion. He is, however, a person. He is the third person of the Trinity otherwise known as the Comforter (John 16:5-7). He is the One that will make life more comfortable and profitable for His people especially as they engage in greater works than the Lord Jesus did (John 14:12). He is the Chief Executor of the divine programme on earth (John 15:26; 16:7-14) and the force behind every revealed plan of God. He is the Revealer of the hidden treasures of the kingdom of God (John 14:25-26). He is the key to the inheritance of the saints in glory (Ephesians 1:18; Colossians 1:12) and the Central Figure behind any breakthrough in life (Acts 1:8; 19:11-12). He is also the Revealer of the sonship of the sons of God (Romans 8:16). He was the divine interruption of an ungodly order, who supernaturally released the Apostles from the clutches of fear (of the Roman Empire) to the realm of exploits for God e.g. taking over the synagogues as if there were no priests there previously (Acts 6:7; 4:1-4).
WHAT ARE HIS ATTRIBUTES?
He is omnipresent (Psalm 139:7; Ephesians 2:17-18; 1Corinthians 12:13); omniscient (1Corinthians 2:10-11); omnipotent (Luke 1:35; Romans 8:11); eternal (Revelations 1:8). He comforts, teaches and guides (John 14:26, 15:26, 16:13). He reproves, helps, glorifies and intercedes (John 16:7-13; Romans 8:26). He is the oil of joy (Isaiah 61:3), the oil of gladness (Psalm 45:7). He is honoured as they are in the baptismal formula (Matthew 28:19), and in the apostolic benediction (2Corinthians 13:14). He receives the name (2Corinthians 3:17), and exercises the attributes of God (Romans 8:14; 1Corinthians 6:19). He is prayed to as God (Philippians 2:6-11). Sin against Him is sin against God (Acts 5:3-4; Ephesians 4:30) and blasphemy against Him is unpardonable (Matthew 12:31). Creation is ascribed to Him (Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13) and the working of miracles (Matthew 12:28; 1Corinthians 12:9-11). Worship is required and ascribed to Him (Isaiah 6:3; Acts 28:25).
The Holy Spirit undoubtedly has a comforting ministry, which can be our experience today.
1. Who exactly is the Holy Spirit?
2. What are the attributes of the Holy Spirit?