Week 01 - The Comforter
The Holy Spirit is a person
“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.”
Heteros = another of a different kind
Allos = another of the same kind
“I have told you these things while I am still with you. But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My place....”
1. He is a friend to us
”There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.”
“I’m going to send you Another One like Me.”
Better for you.
From Acts on, we don’t see fellowship with Jesus, we see fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
2 Cor. 13:14
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
“If you have any encourage-ment from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit….”
Wanted: A friend who is extremely loving, kind, & gentle. Must be patient to a fault, and possess a high degree of faithfulness. Self-control is required, and quick to forgive is essential. Also needs to be easy to get along with, and have a consistently upbeat & joyful attitude. If you do not have 100% of these qualities 100% of the time, there is no need to apply.
2. He makes us brave
“Here Bishop Odo, wielding the mace, comforts the soldiers.”
com + fortis
Then Odo said to them, “Stand fast! Stand fast! Be quiet and move not! Fear nothing. We shall conquer yet.” And so they were comforted by his words and actions.
3. He leads us
“If you are led by the Spirit, then you are not under the law.”
“Those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”
Exodus 33:1-5 & 15
1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Leave this place, you and the people you have brought up out of Egypt, and go to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob, saying, I will give it to your descendants.”
2 I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perezzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. 3 But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people, and I might destroy you on the way.
15 Then Moses said to Him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.”
The Forgotten God
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