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God has given us the Holy Spirit to every person who receives the message of Jesus' saving work on the cross. One important act of the Spirit was to establish Christ's church.

Key Points:

  • Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
  • Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
  • The Church
  • Becoming Christ-like

See Also: Holy Spirit

Talk About It
  1. Read Jeremiah 31;31-34 carefully. This promise of the New Covenant declares that each one will “know God”. Why? What will happen to make this possible?
  2. Ezekiel 36:26 further describes this New Covenant. What role will the Holy Spirit have in this New Covenant?
  3. Jesus taught His disciples about the role the Holy Spirit would have after He returned to heaven following the resurrection. Read John 14:16-17, 26. What important truths did Jesus teach? Are these things still part of the Holy Spirit’s role today?
  4. Acts 2 recounts the coming of the Holy Spirit, indwelling the believers on the day of Pentecost, more than 2,000 years ago. Read Ephesians 1;13-14. Who receives the Holy Spirit now? How?
  5. What must happen in order for a person to receive the Holy Spirit? Have you received the Holy Spirit? How do you know?
  6. What promises does Jesus make in Matt.16:16-18 concerning His church? What is the church? What is the relationship between the Holy Spirit and the church?
  7. Read Matthew 28:19-20. What are some of the purposes of the church? Where do you fit in this- what is your role?

This is part of the Fresh Start series.

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