Seminary and Student Ministry (part 6): the importance of teaching on the SPIRIT

holy-spiritFree file for youth pastors:

Paper: How does Acts teach about the Holy Spirit?

When we talk about the Holy Ghost, we scare little children.  When we talk about the Holy Spirit, we excite teenagers.  So many people look at the Holy Spirit as either a spiritual energy drink Who’s going to make them feel the energy of Jesus, or more like a spiritual shot Who’s going to make them lose all control.  Have you ever thought any of these questions to yourself: Continue reading

Framework #9 – MACRO Theology – Doctrine of the Spirit

Files for my fellow student pastors…

            Who is the Holy Spirit?  What is the Holy Spirit’s primary role in the universe?  Has the Holy Spirit always existed?  How are we supposed to relate to the Holy Spirit as Christians?  Let’s begin with some true-false questions, and then we’ll answer them in the lesson.

Before we get into all that, let’s first understand who the Holy Spirit is not. 

  1. When referring to the Holy Spirit, we should say “It” because that’s what the Bible says.
  2. The Holy Spirit won’t be in eternity since we won’t be sinners and Jesus will be ruling.
  3. The Holy Spirit’s primary role is to point the world to God the Son, Jesus Christ. Continue reading