This lesson will introduce you to what the Bible
reveals about the Holy Spirit, the indwelling of the
Holy Spirit in a Christian, and the gifts related to
the Spirit. It is not possible for a short
lesson like this to fully describe all things of the
Spirit as revealed in scripture. This brief
lesson is intended to be an introduction only.
Please continue to read the Bible over and over to
deepen your understanding of the Holy Spirit and
God's purpose for Him in our lives.
After completing this lesson, you will be better
prepared to answer the following questions:
- Who is the Holy Spirit?
- What does the Bible mean when it says that
the Holy Spirit was poured out on all mankind?
- Who received the Holy Spirit before He was
poured out on all mankind?
- When was the Holy Spirit poured out on all
- What were the two miraculous events that
accompanied the pouring out of the Spirit?
- What is the difference between the gift of
the Holy Spirit...and the gifts that the Holy
Spirit gave to the early church?
- What is the purpose of the gift of the Holy
- What warnings are given with respect to
teachings about the Spirit?
About this lesson:
The lesson is divided into two main sections:
The blue section of the timeline above represents
the period before AD33 (33 years after the birth of
Christ). The green section of the timeline
represents the period from AD33 until today.
We will begin this lesson talking about the period
before the Holy Spirit is poured out.
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We suggest that you fully complete
Lesson 1 and
Lesson 3 before you
begin this lesson.
Click on "Before Pouring" below to