Message Notes - March 3rd, 2024
Message Notes -
March 3rd, 2024

The Holy Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit?

“The Holy Spirit is not enthusiasm . . . He is a Person. Put that down in capital letters—that the Holy Spirit is not only a Being having another mode of existence, but He is Himself a Person, with all the qualities and powers of personality. He is not matter, but He is substance. . . The Holy Spirit has will and intelligence and feeling and knowledge and sympathy and ability to love and see and think and hear and speak and desire the same as any person has.”

–A.W. Tozer, from A Treasury of A.W. Tozer.

The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity

Genesis 1:26 (NIV)

26 | Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Genesis 1:2 (NIV)

2 | Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Matthew 3:16–17 (NIV)

16 | As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.

17 | And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

What does the Bible say about the Holy Spirit before we see Him in the book of Acts?

John 14:15–31 (NIV)

15 | “If you love me, keep my commands.

16 | And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—

17 | the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

18 | I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

19 | Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.

20 | On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

21 | Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

22 | Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”

23 | Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

24 | Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

25 | “All this I have spoken while still with you.

26 | But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

27 | Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

28 | “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

29 | I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.

30 | I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me,

31 | but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.

“Come now; let us leave.

Advocate

• Greek – Paraklētos

• One who comes alongside especially for one’s aid

• one who pleads another's cause with one, an intercessor.

Help You
Be with you forever
The Spirit of
Teach you All Things
Remind you of Everything I have said
Peace

John 15:26 (NIV)

26 | “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.

John 16:7-11 (NIV)

7 | But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

8 | When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:

9 | about sin, because people do not believe in me;

10 | about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;

11 | and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.

John 16:13–15 (NIV)

13 | But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

14 | He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.

15 | All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

Acts 1:4–8 (NIV)

4 | On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.

5 | For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

6 | Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

7 | He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.

8 | But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The Holy Spirit All Day, Every Day




The Holy Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit?

“The Holy Spirit is not enthusiasm . . . He is a Person. Put that down in capital letters—that the Holy Spirit is not only a Being having another mode of existence, but He is Himself a Person, with all the qualities and powers of personality. He is not matter, but He is substance. . . The Holy Spirit has will and intelligence and feeling and knowledge and sympathy and ability to love and see and think and hear and speak and desire the same as any person has.”

–A.W. Tozer, from A Treasury of A.W. Tozer.

The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity

Genesis 1:26 (NIV)

26 | Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Genesis 1:2 (NIV)

2 | Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Matthew 3:16–17 (NIV)

16 | As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.

17 | And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

What does the Bible say about the Holy Spirit before we see Him in the book of Acts?

John 14:15–31 (NIV)

15 | “If you love me, keep my commands.

16 | And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—

17 | the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

18 | I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

19 | Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.

20 | On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

21 | Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

22 | Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”

23 | Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

24 | Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

25 | “All this I have spoken while still with you.

26 | But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

27 | Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

28 | “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

29 | I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.

30 | I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me,

31 | but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.

“Come now; let us leave.

Advocate

• Greek – Paraklētos

• One who comes alongside especially for one’s aid

• one who pleads another's cause with one, an intercessor.

Help You
Be with you forever
The Spirit of
Teach you All Things
Remind you of Everything I have said
Peace

John 15:26 (NIV)

26 | “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.

John 16:7-11 (NIV)

7 | But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

8 | When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:

9 | about sin, because people do not believe in me;

10 | about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;

11 | and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.

John 16:13–15 (NIV)

13 | But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

14 | He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.

15 | All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

Acts 1:4–8 (NIV)

4 | On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.

5 | For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

6 | Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

7 | He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.

8 | But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The Holy Spirit All Day, Every Day