Outline of the Holy Spirit

I. Names and Titles of the Holy Spirit
1. Spirit, Mark 1:10; Luke 4:1; John 1:32
2. Holy Spirit, Matthew 1:18; Mark 1:8
3. Comforter, John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7
4. Eternal Spirit, Hebrews 9:14
5. Spirit of God, Matthew 3:16; 12:28; Romans 8:14; 15:19; 1 Corinthians 1:12; 2:11, 14; 7:40; 12:3; 1 John 4:2
6. Spirit of your Father, Matthew 10:20
7. Spirit of the Lord, Luke 4:18; Acts 5:9; 8:39; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
8. Holy Spirit of God, Ephesians 4:30
9. His Holy Spirit, Ephesians 3:16; 1 John 4:13
10. Spirit of the Living God, 2 Corinthians 3:3
11. Spirit of our God, 1 Corinthians 6:11
12. The Seven Spirits of God, Revelation 1:4; 4:5
13. Spirit of Christ, Romans 8:9; 1 Peter 1:11
14. Spirit of His Son, Galatians 4:6
15. Spirit of Jesus Christ, Philippians 1:19
16. Spirit of Truth, John 14:17; 15:26; 1 John 4:6; 5:6
17. Spirit of Holiness, Romans 1:4
18. Spirit of Life, Romans 8:2
19. Holy Spirit of Promise, Ephesians 1:13
20. Spirit of Wisdom, Ephesians 1:17
21. Spirit of Grace, Hebrews 10:29
22. Spirit of Adoption, Romans 8:15
23. Spirit of Faith, 2 Corinthians 4:13

II. The Holy Spirit has All the Distinguishing Marks of Personality
1. Life, Romans 8:2; John 7:37-39; 2 Corinthians 3:3, 6; John 6:63
2. Intelligence, 1 Corinthians 2:11; Romans 8:26-27
3. Purpose 1 Corinthians 12:11
4. Activity
a. He speaks, Acts 8:29
b. He intercedes, Romans 8:26
c. He commands, Acts 13:2
d. He teaches, 1 Corinthians 2:13
e. He testifies, John 15:26
f. He reproves, John 16:8
5. Freedom, 1 Corinthians 12:11; 2 Corinthians 3:17
6. Self-Consciousness, 1 Corinthians 2:11
7. Emotional Feeling, Isaiah 63:10; Romans 15:30; Ephesians 4:30

III. The Deity of the Holy Spirit
1. He is called “God,” Acts 5:3-4
2. He possesses divine attributes
a. Eternity, Hebrews 9:14
b. Omnipresence (Inescapable), Psalms 39:7-10
c. Omniscience (All-Knowing), 1 Corinthians 2:10-11
d. Omnipotence (All Powerful), Luke 1:35
3. He performs divine works
a. Providence, Psalm 104:30
b. Regeneration, John 3:7-8
c. Resurrection, Romans 8:11
4. He is associated with the Father and the Son in such a way as to indicate Deity, Matthew 28:19

IV. The Work of the Holy Spirit
1. He shared in creation, Job 26:13
2. He is the source of energy and order in nature, Genesis 1:1-2; cf. Deuteronomy 32:11
3. He is active in the process of nature
a. Destructive processes, Isaiah 40:7
b. Renewing processes, Psalms 104:29-30; Isaiah 32:15
c. Procreative processes, Job 33:4
4. He convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment, John 16:8-11
5. He gives birth to the new man, John 3:5-9; Titus 3:5

V. The Holy Spirit in Relation to the Scriptures
1. He is the Author, 2 Samuel 23:1-2; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Corinthians 2:13
2. He is the Interpreter, 1 Corinthians 2:10-12; 1 John 2:27

VI. The Holy Spirit in Relation to Christ
1. In the virgin’s conception of the Son, Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:18-21
2. In the growth and development of Christ, Luke 2:40, 52; John 3:34
3. In the ministry of Christ
a. He was anointed by the Holy Spirit at His baptism, Matthew 3:16
b. He was endued with power from the Holy Spirit for public ministry of preaching, healing, exorcism, etc., Acts 10:38; Luke 4:16-22; cf. Luke 4:32, 36
c. He was filled with the Holy Spirit, Luke 4:1
d. He was led by the Holy Spirit, Matthew 4:1; Luke 4:1; Mark 1:12
4. In the death of Christ, Hebrews 9:14
5. In the resurrection of Christ, Romans 8:11

VII. The Holy Spirit in Relation to Pre-Pentecost (Old Testament)
1. He strove generally with men against sin, Genesis 6:3; Nehemiah 9:30; Acts 7:51
2. He dealt with certain men at times to fit them for special service
a. For governing nations, Numbers 27:14-23; cf. 1 Corinthians 12:28
b. For military leadership, Judges 3:10; 6:34-36
c. For special feats of physical strength, Judges 14:5-6; 15:15
d. For artistic workmanship, Exodus 31:1-5
e. For moral and spiritual courage, 2 Chronicles 24:20-22
f. For prophetic ministry and writing of the Scriptures, Numbers 24:2; Ezekiel 8:3; 11:5, 24-25; 2 Peter 1:20-21

VIII. The Holy Spirit in Relation to Post-Pentecost (Church Age)
1. He created the church, Acts 2:1-4; 1 Corinthians 12:13
2. He indwells the church, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; Ephesians 2:22
3. He presides over the church
a. He establishes government, Acts 20:28
b. He gives gifts, 1 Corinthians 12:4, 7-9, 11
c. He calls the church to listen to His voice, Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22
d. He empowers preaching, Acts 4:8-12; 1 Corinthians 2:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Peter 1:12
e. He enables prayer, Ephesians 6:18
f. He gives song, Ephesians 5:18-19
4. He unifies the church, Ephesians 4:3, 1 Corinthians 12
5. He extends and completes the church
a. He selects special workers, Acts 13:2
b. He sends out the workers, Acts 13:4
c. He chooses fields of service, Acts 16:6-7
d. He sustains in difficult times, Acts 13:50-52
e. He guides in the solution of problems, Acts 15:28

IX. The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Believer
1. The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
a. He indwells each believer individually, John 14:16-17; 1 Corinthians 6:19
b. He indwells the church collectively, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18
c. He indwells all believers, Romans 8:9
d. He is the divine seal and earnest within every believer, Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5
2. The continuous work of the Holy Spirit in and for us
a. He bears witness to the fact that we are the sons of God, Romans 8:16; 1 John 5:6-7; Galatians 4:6-7
b. By Him we have access to the Father, Ephesians 2:18
c. He assures us that we are indwelt by Christ, 1 John 3:24; 4:13; Ephesians 2:22
d. He makes intercession for us, Romans 8:26-27; Ephesians 6:18
e. By Him we are made free from the law of sin and death, Romans 8:2
f. There is a conflict between our flesh and the indwelling Spirit, Galatians 5:17
g. By Him we are sanctified, Romans 15:16; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2
h. He helps our infirmities, Romans 8:26
i. We are led by the Spirit, Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:18
j. We are kept by the Spirit, 2 Timothy 1:14
k. Through the Spirit we are “strengthened with power,” Ephesians 3:16
m. By Him we are taught, 1 Corinthians 2:10-13
n. By Him we are changed from glory to glory, 2 Corinthians 3:18
o. By Him love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, Romans 5:5; 15:30; Colossians 1:8
p. He imparts joy, 1 Thessalonians 1:6
r. Our lives are to be letters written by the Living God, 2 Corinthians 3:3
s. By Him we witness to the truth concerning the person of Christ, 1 Corinthians 12:3
t. We have the firstfruits of the Spirit, Romans 8:23
u. When Paul says that the Kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17), he certainly means that these virtues are intended to be displayed in our lives
3. In relation to the Holy Spirit the believer is exhorted to:
a. Walk according to the Spirit, Romans 8:1, 4-5; Galatians 5:16, 25
b. Live in the power of the Spirit, Romans 15:13, 19
c. Have the mind of the Spirit, Romans 8:6, 27
d. Obey the truth through the Spirit, 1 Peter 1:22
e. Pray in the Spirit, Romans 8:26-27; Ephesians 6:18; Jude 20
f. Keep the unity of the Spirit, Ephesians 4:3
g. Take the Sword of the Spirit—the Word of God, Ephesians 6:17
h. Commend ourselves in every way to the Spirit, 2 Corinthians 6:3-10
i. Put to death the deeds of the body by the Spirit, Romans 8:13
j. Wait for the hope of righteousness through the Spirit, Galatians 5:5
k. Sow unto the Spirit to reap eternal life, Galatians 6:8
l. Be filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:18
4. Sins against the Holy Spirit (also proof the Holy Spirit is a person)
a. Grieving Him, Ephesians 4:30
b. Quenching Him, 1 Thessalonians 5:19
c. Insulting Him, Hebrews 10:29
d. Lying to Him, Acts 5:3
e. Blasphemy against Him, Matthew 12:31
f. Resisting Him, Acts 7:51
h. Sexual sins against Him, 1 Corinthians 6:12-17

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