Archive for Holiness

06-09-19 Kevin Goins - Who Is Pentecost About?

“Who is Pentecost about?”

Today is Pentecost when Christians all over the world celebrate how the Holy Spirit was given to the church. But who is the Holy Spirit? One way the Bible answers this question is by giving four very significant names to the third person of the Trinity.

I. The Bible calls the third person of the Trinity “The __________.”
A.  In both the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament, the word translated “Spirit” means “b______” or “w______.”
B.  We find an example of the Spirit as breath in John ___:___, “And with that he ___________ on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’”
C. We find an example of the Spirit as wind in John __:__, where Jesus explains to Nicodemus how a person can be born a ________ _______.

II The Bible calls the third person of the Trinity, “The Spirit of the ______ ________.”
A. If our knowledge of Christ is only knowledge of ___________, then we cannot have the life of God in us.
B. Only the Spirit of the living God can transform doctrine into a life-giving _____________ with God.

III The Bible calls the third person of the Trinity, “The _______ Spirit.”
A. Fortunately for us, the Holy Spirit is not only called Holy because he is holy, he is called Holy because he h______ us _________ holy.
B. He is called the Holy Spirit for a reason: Because he is holy and wherever he goes he ___________ holiness.

IV Lastly, the Bible calls the third person of the Trinity, “The __________.”
A. A Paraclete is one who is called to be by the _______ of someone.
B. The fact that the Holy Spirit is our Paraclete means he will stand beside us as we attempt to __________ and _________ in the Body of Christ.


·