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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 mankind?
  • 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 Spirit?
  • 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 continue...

 Before Pouring Spirit is Poured Out