Study 5 Objective: Who or is the Holy Sprit, and why is this relevant to the life of the believer?
Jesus’ life, death, resurrection and ascension are living proof of the total and unwavering devotion of the Father to His loving purpose of including humanity in the joy and fellowship of the life of the Trinity.
Jesus is the proof that the Father will never abandon us. In Jesus, the Father has adopted us and made us His beloved children, and He will
never forsake his plans for us.
When we trust Jesus to be our all in all, it is not an empty trust. He is our all in all. In Him, our sins are forgiven, our hearts are made new, and we are included in the life He shares with the Father and the Spirit.
God’s eternal and almighty word of love and inclusion for you will never be silenced.
The Holy Spirit is the absolute seal of truth, the eternal Witness and Advocate that in Christ you belong to the Father, and nothing in heaven or earth can ever change that.
What does the Holy Spirit do for you personally?
From the Statement of Beliefs of the Grace Communion International
The Holy Spirit
"The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the triune God, eternally proceeding from the Father through the Son. He is the Comforter promised by Jesus Christ, who unites us with the Father and the Son, and transforms us into the image of Christ. The Spirit works out in us
the regeneration Christ accomplished for us, and by continual renewal empowers us to share in the Son’s glorious and eternal communion with the Father as his children. The Holy Spirit is the Source of inspiration and prophecy throughout the Scriptures, and the Source of unity and communion in the church. He provides spiritual gifts for the work of the gospel, and is the Christian's constant Guide into all truth."
(Matthew 28:19; John 14:16; 15:26; Acts 2:38; John 14:17, 26; 1 Peter 1:2; Titus 3:5; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Romans 8:16; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 16:13)
The Triune God
"God, by the testimony of Scripture, is one divine Being in three eternal, co-essential, yet distinct Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The One God may be known only in the Three and the Three may be known only as the one true God, good, omnipotent,
omniscient and omnipresent, and immutable in his covenant love for
humanity. He is Creator of heaven and earth, Sustainer of the
universe, and Author of human salvation. Though transcendent,
God freely and in divine love, grace and goodness involves
himself with humanity directly and personally in Jesus Christ, that
humanity, by the Spirit, might share in his eternal life as his
(Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; John 14:9; 1 John 4:8; Romans 5:8; Titus 2:11; Hebrews 1:2-3; 1 Peter 1:2; Galatians 3:26).