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Summary: The Holy Spirit is a person.

The Character of the Holy Spirit Acts 19:1-3

Introduction: personality, nature, make-up, reputation

. Most important doctrine. Often misunderstood & least talked

. Involves a person that we can’t see, touch, taste or smell.

. Our culture: Is He real? Ghost? Imaginary? He is vital to us!!!

. Where’s the power? Romans 8:11

1. The Responses – attitudes about Him

A. Unaware – ignorance; unknowing, oblivious

. Romans 10:3; concerning God’s righteousness

. Romans 11:25; about the future of Israel

. 1 Corinthians 12:1; regarding spiritual gifts

. 1 Thessalonians 4:13; the destiny of believers

. Do you know Him? Have you heard? Sunk in?

B. Unconcerned / Unresponsive – indifference, unconcern

. No time for the Spirit / What do you mean?

. Too controversial!

C. Unreasonable - indulgence; excess, extremes

. Apathetic, jumping pews; weird stuff

. Don’t be robbed of the real meaning & joy; give to grow

2. The Reality – resources; attributes of

A. His existing person – not just an influence, a force

. He chooses – possess a will; decides, determines, motivate

1 Corinthians 12:7-9, 11

. He cares – possess emotion; desires, loves, compassionates

. Romans 15:30; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 4:30

. He comprehends – possess intellect; deliberates, thinks

Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 2:11-12

Matthew 4:1; Galatians 5:18

. He commands – Acts 16:6-7; did not permit

. He commissions – Acts 13:3; 20:28; appoints

. He communicates – speaks; Acts 13:2; 10:19; 8:29

B. His eternal power – He is God! Member of the Trinity.

. The actual – called God; Acts 5:3-4; Ephesians 2:21-22

. The association – with God & Christ; Ephesians 3:14-16

2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19

. The action – everything God does, He does. Matthew 1:20

. The attributes – all that God is

. He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, holy, love, wise

3. The Role / Relevance - advantages / value of; John 16:7-15

A. His presence – He permanently enters us

. John 14:16-18; 15:26a; 16:7

. Acts 2:1-4; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 18-19

B. His provision – He powerfully equips us; Acts 1:8

. Galatians 5:16, 25; no frustration, failure or fatigue

. 2 Timothy 3:5 - having a form of godliness…

C. His pleasure – He personally encourages us

. John 14:16, 26; 15:26b; 16:8; Comforter - call alongside

. Romans 15:13; 1 Samuel 30:6

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