Lesson 11 Page 1

Prayer: "Help me to understand the importance of the Holy Spirit in my Christian life; open my heart and mind to this great truth. For Jesus sake. Amen."

Review all scripture verses from lessons 1-10.

Write from memory the verses for lessons 6 and 7. 

Read "Points to Remember" in lessons 1-10. 

Do the test for lesson 9. 

Read the Memory verse 5 times.

MEMORY VERSE

(John 15:26):

"But when the comforter is come whom I will send unto you from the Father even the spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of me."
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In this lesson, I am going to be quoting much from Billy Graham's book, "The Holy Spirit." Wherever you see quotation marks and the initials B.G., that quote was taken from the above mentioned book. 

Turn back to Lesson #2 and read again about the Trinity - one God in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.  They are equal in attributes and power. 

In Matt. 28:19-20, the disciples were told to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  That does not mean that there are Three Gods - it is not 1 + 1 + 1 = 3.  No; it is 1 x 1 x 1 = 1. 

Don't worry if you can't understand this in its complexity - just have faith.  Heb 11:16 says, "Without faith it is impossible to please God..." 

The Holy Spirit is a person and should always be interpreted "He" - never "it." 

Before Jesus' death, burial and resurrection, Christ knew he would soon be leaving His Disciples, so in Chapter 14 of John, He plainly told them He would be going back to God, the Father, but He had good news.  He would not leave them alone.  The Holy Spirit would come and not be with them but be in them! He - the Holy Spirit - would be their teacher, comforter and guide.  Open your Bible and read the entire Chapter of John 14.  It will bless your heart.  Read again these verses, 16, 17, 26; John 14:16 - "And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Comforter, that He shall abide with your forever." Verse 17: "Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth Him but ye know Him for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." Verse 26: "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever I have said unto you." Also read Chapter 16:5-14 -- 

"But now I go my way to Him that sent me and none of you asketh me, whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your hearts. Nevertheless, I TELL YOU THE TRUTH: IT IS EXPEDIENT FOR YOU THAT I GO AWAY: FOR IF I GO NOT AWAY, THE COMFORTER WILL NOT COME UNTO YOU. AND WHEN HE IS COME, HE WILL REPROVE THE WORLD OF SIN, AND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND OF JUDGMENT. BECAUSE THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD IS JUDGED. I HAVE YET MANY THINGS TO SAY UNTO YOU, BUT YE CANNOT BEAR THEM NOW. HOWBEIT WHEN HE, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH IS COME, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH, FOR HE SHALL NOT SPEAK OF HIMSELF: BUT WHATSOEVER HE SHALL HEAR, THAT SHALL HE SPEAK: AND HE WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME. HE SHALL GLORIFY ME; FOR HE SHALL RECEIVE OF MINE, AND SHALL SHOW IT UNTO YOU."

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