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These questions are intended as a study aid, to spur further thought on the concepts discussed in this lesson and to help you apply them on a personal level.

These questions are intended as a study aid, to spur further thought on the concepts discussed in this lesson and to help you apply them on a personal level. We suggest you take the time to write out your answers to these questions and compare them to the scriptures given. Please feel free to write us with any comments or suggestions, including questions about the course or this lesson.

What are some ways the Bible describes the Holy Spirit? (2 Timothy 1:7; Acts 2:1-4; John 7:37-39; 15:26).

Did God inspire His prophets and other servants of the Old Testament with His Spirit? (Nehemiah 9:20; 2 Peter 1:20-21). But did the people listen? (Nehemiah 9:30; Zechariah 7:11-12).

How does God propose to change the human heart? (Ezekiel 36:26-28; Jeremiah 31:31-34).

How vital is the Holy Spirit to our relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ? (Romans 8:8-11, 14-17; 1 Corinthians 2:12-14).

Should we ask God to guide us, through His Spirit, to rightly understand the Scriptures? (Luke 11:13; John 14:26; 16:13).

How does the Holy Spirit make us a new creation, and what responsibility does that put on those who are being transformed? (Colossians 1:27; 3:9-10, 12-14; Galatians 2:20; 3:26-27; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24).

Whose heart and thoughts should we copy? (Philippians 2:5).

What fruit should God’s Spirit be producing in us? (Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; Psalm 5:11-12; Matthew 5:9; James 5:7-8; Romans 12:10; Psalm 33:5; Luke 16:10-12; 2 Timothy 2:24; Acts 24:24-25).

Does God give special gifts to those in His Church through His Spirit? (Romans 12:4-8;
1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 13:13).

What Next?

In lesson 10 we learn how those who receive the Holy Spirit are members of the Body of Christ, the Church. We will study the scriptures that define the biblical Church of God and examine its purpose and mission.

In the meantime, to better understand this lesson, we recommend you read the following free booklets:

 

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