Teaching God’s Word is one of the highest privileges and responsibilities on earth. I’ve been looking through some Teaching Notes from the 1970’s to see what I studied and taught in the early years of ministry. So far, we’ve looked at Teaching Notes On Teaching, On God, On The Sovereignty of God, On The Holiness Of God, On The Trinity, On Jesus Christ, On Why Jesus Came, On Jesus’ Death And Resurrection, and On The Judgment Seat Of Christ. If you haven’t looked at these notes yet, we invite you to read them and to use them in any way that helps in your teaching ministry.

We turn now to Teaching Notes On The Holy Spirit.

[These notes are from 40 years ago when I spoke to a group of pastors. The notes are in outline form.]

  • The Holy Spirit was actively involved in the creation of all things (Genesis 1:2)
  • He is called God in Acts 5:3-4
  • He is Eternal (Hebrews 9:14)
  • He is All-Powerful (Luke 1:35)
  • He is All-Knowing (1 Corinthians 2:10-11)
  • He is Everywhere-Present (Psalm 139:7-13)
  • He is Sovereign (1 Corinthians 12:6, 11)

The Holy Spirit gives clear evidence of being a Person –

  • He speaks (Acts 28:25)
  • He teaches (John 14:26)
  • He strives with sinners (Genesis 6:3)
  • He comforts (Acts 9:31)
  • He helps our infirmities (Romans 8:26)
  • He can be vexed (Isaiah 63:10)
  • He can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30)
  • He can be resisted (Acts 7:51)

The Holy Spirit’s work on earth (in the world) is to convict men (John 16:8-11)

His ministry among believers is to –

  • regenerate them (John 3:3, 5)
  • indwell them (Romans 8:11)
  • anoint them (1 John 2:20, 27)
  • place them into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13)
  • guide them (John 16:13)
  • set them apart for usefulness (Romans 15:16)
  • comfort them (John 14:16-26)
  • give them joy (Romans 14:17)
  • give them gifts (1 Corinthians 12:3-11)
  • bear fruit through them (Galatians 5:22-23)

The Holy Spirit is our Teacher, Guide, Helper, Comforter and Friend throughout the days, months and years. He’s always there and speaks quietly but strongly about our walk with God. He is extremely patient and kind and has my deepest love and respect.

[Thank you for reading these teaching notes from 40 years ago. My prayer is they will be a blessing to you and your ministry.]