The Personality of the Holy Spirit
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The Personality of the Holy Spirit

I. Why is it important to acknowledge the Holy Spirit as a person?. It is important from the standpoint of . worship. and recognition.. B. It is important from the . practical. standpoint.. C. It is important from the standpoint of .

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The Personality of the Holy Spirit

I. Why is it important to acknowledge the Holy Spirit as a person?

It is important from the standpoint of

worship

and recognition.

B. It is important from the

practical

standpoint.

C. It is important from the standpoint of

experience

(II Cor. 13:14).

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II. What are some of the lines of proof relative to the personality of the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is a person because

Jesus referred to

the Holy Spirit as a person (John 14:15:26; 16:7-8, 13-15).

B. The Holy Spirit is a person because His work is to

carry on the ministry

of a person, the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:16-17).

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C. The Holy Spirit is a person because He has the three elements of personality.

The Holy Spirit has a

mind

(Rom. 8:27).

The Holy Spirit has a

will

(I Cor. 12:11).

3.The Holy Spirit has

emotions

(Rom. 8:26-27; 15:30; Eph. 4:30).

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D. The Holy Spirit is a person because He performs actions that only a person can perform.

E. The Holy Spirit is a person because He has personal feelings ascribed to Him.

F. The Holy Spirit is a person because of the fact of His

association with

the Father and the Son who are persons (Mt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; John 16:14; I John 5:7).

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G. The Holy Spirit is a person because moral goodness is ascribed to Him (Neh. 9:20; Ps. 143:10; Compare Matthew 19:17).

H. The Holy Spirit is a person because various

names

are ascribed to Him that suggest personality.

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III. What did Jesus tell us about the Holy Spirit when He referred to Him as “the Comforter?”

A. Comfort, aid and help are part of the nature of God toward His creation.

God the Father is described as

the source

of and the “God of all comfort” (II Cor. 1:3-4; See also Rom. 15:5; II Th. 2:16-17; Is. 51:12; 66:13).

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2. Jesus is seen as our helper and our advocate with the Father (Luke 2:25; John 14:16; Phil. 2:1; I John 2:1).

3. The Holy Spirit is called “the Comforter” by Jesus (John 14:16; 26; 15:26; 16:7; See also Acts 9:31).

4. The Word of God or the Scripture is also to be a “comforter” to God’s people (Rom. 15:4).

5. As believers, we are to

share

this ministry one to another (II Cor. 1:4).

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