The Holy Who?
The Holy Spirit & the Christian Life
~ Selected Scriptures from the Gospel of John ~
“Let not your hearts be troubled.
Believe in God; believe also in me…”
“In my Father’s house are many rooms.
If it were not so, would I have told you
that I go to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again and will take you to
myself, that where I am you may be
“And you know the way to where I
going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord,
we do not know where you are going.
How can we know the way?” Jesus
said to him, “I am the way, the truth,
and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me….”
“And I will ask the Father, and he will
give you another Helper to be with
you forever, even the Spirit of truth,
whom the world cannot receive, be-
cause it neither sees him nor knows
him. You know him, for he dwells
with you and will be in you.
“These things I have spoken to you
while I am still with you. But the
Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the
Father will send in my name, he will
teach you all things and bring to
your remembrance all that I have
• He can be obeyed (Acts 10:19-21)
• He can be lied to (Acts 5:3)
• He can be resisted (Acts 7:51)
• He can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30)
• He can be insulted (Hebrews 10:29)
• He can be blasphemed (Matthew 12:31-32)
The Spirit Can Be Related To
“But when the Helper comes, whom I
will send to you from the Father, the
Spirit of truth, who proceeds from
the Father, he will bear witness
“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is
John 16:7 & 14
to your advantage that I go away, for
if I do not go away, the Helper will
not come to you. But if I go, I will send
him to you…. He will glorify me, for
he will take what is mine and declare
it to you….”
The Holy Spirit is
the Gift (s)
that Jesus died to give you.
The Holy Spirit is not !
an impersonal force, but!
the personal presence !
of God in our lives.
The Holy Spirit is meant !
to be the experienced,!
empowering reality of !
God in our lives.
Tune in to what Jesus !
through His Holy Spirit !
wants to do in your life!
& through your life.
“The secret to the success
of the early believers in
their culture lay ﬁrst with
their ‘good news’ centered
in the life, death, and
resurrection of Jesus….
“But their success also lay
with their experienced life of
the Spirit who made the work
of Christ an effective reality
in their lives, thus making
them a radical alternative
within their culture.”
Keeping in Step with the Spirit
to Live the Kind of Life
Jesus Died to Give Us
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