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The Holy Spirit Bible Study (Zoom)

The Holy Spirit Bible Study (Zoom)

Every Wednesday, from 05/20/2020 to 08/26/2020, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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We are going to conduct a weekly Bible study class on Zoom and learn about the Holy Spirit who is with us on a daily basis. This 12-session class includes a 30-minute video and discussion before and after the video (similar to how we conducted previous classes on campus, except you have to supply your own treats). Please join us. If you are not on our distribution list, and you wish to be sent an email invitation to the Zoom meetings please email Bob Capettini.

We know a lot about God the Father, the Creator. We think of Him as the God of the Old Testament, never forsaking His chosen people (Israel), always forgiving them and keeping His covenant that He made with Abraham. The whole Old Testament is about God the Father.

We know who Jesus is. The Son of God; who came down from heaven, became human, died to Redeem us, and was resurrected to be with His Father in heaven. The whole New Testament is about Jesus, our Savior.

Do you know a lot about the Holy Spirit? Our Apostle’s Creed tells us very little. “He (Jesus) was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit” and “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The Nicene Creed tells us a little more. “We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son, He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.” Even though the Holy Spirit does not have a whole testament about Him, it turns out that the Holy Spirit is mentioned a lot more than we realize in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Still, most of us know very little about the Holy Spirit.

While the Father and the Son are in heaven, it is the Holy Spirit who is with us on earth on a daily basis. During passion week, Jesus told His disciples this: But, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.” John 16:7