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This quarter we’re examining the person of the Holy Spirit and how he relates to our spirituality. A 1997 Barna survey revealed that 61% of US residents agreed with the statement that the Holy Spirit is “a symbol of God’s presence or power, but is not a living entity.” Bearing in mind the high level of Christian belief in the US, such a conclusion is startling. However it does reflect the widespread confusion about the Holy Spirit and his role in Christian life. Misunderstandings over the nature and character of the Spirit are extensive, and these lessons provides a good opportunity for a very necessary corrective.
The Holy Spirit is identified right there in the beginning of the Genesis account, and has been intimately involved with us and this world’s history, whether he has always been recognized or not.
One of the main problems is that we can conceive of Father and of Son, but an invisible Spirit is just that—ethereal, mystical, and insubstantial. Consequently it is hard to have much of a concrete idea of such a personality. So while there may be a few symbols, such symbols are not explained, and we are left to try to understand what aspects they are supposed to convey.
So let’s take the opportunity through these studies to look again at the role of the Holy Spirit and allow him to work in our lives.
May God be with you as you study!
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Speaking at Sligo Church Sabbath School Teachers’ Meeting:
Through a free, conversational study of the Scriptures Dr. Jonathan Gallagher invites you to participate in an exciting analysis and discussion of the Sabbath school lesson in the context of the character of God and in the setting of the Great Controversy
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