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Christian Foundations 2 - Spirit

DAY 1 OF 5


God is three persons in one (Father, Son [Jesus] and Holy Spirit). These three persons are distinct and yet one. If you find this difficult to picture, join the club. But of course, wrapping our little brains completely around God is always going to be an impossible challenge for humans. But that doesn’t mean we can’t understand more about God and his work. In this series, we will be focusing on the most shadowy member of the “Trinity” – the Holy Spirit. He is now living in you, so it will really help to understand what he is doing in you , with you, and for you.

Read: Acts 2:1-12


1. What is God saying to me? Which verse is most significant?

2. What do I want to discuss or explore further?

3. What do I need to do?

4. What is the significance of the way in which God’s Spirit came?


What an unusual event! The book of Acts is the story of the growth of the early church and it all hinges on the coming of God’s Spirit into believers. You see right through the Old Testament, God’s Spirit only came on very significant Israelite individuals like kings and prophets and occasionally very talented artists (Exodus 31:3). These important people in Israel had the presence of God in their lives through the Spirit, but ordinary people didn’t. 

That all changed at this event (Pentecost) that occurred shortly after Jesus’ resurrection and return to God. As Peter goes on to quote from an Old Testament prophet, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people” (Acts 2:17). So in this passage we see God breathing his Spirit onto and into all his people for the first time. It was a very significant and very exciting event. From this point on, all followers of Jesus would receive God’s Spirit.

So now all believers have God’s Spirit living in them. That includes you. God breathed on you when you believed and gave you his Spirit to fill you and help you. You are never alone. God is living in you. You may or may not have seen fire or heard a mighty wind or be able to speak in other languages, but this has happened to you. God’s Spirit has been poured into your life to help you do all that God wants you to do and become all that God wants you to be. From now on it’s the Holy Spirit and you together. That makes all the difference for you just as it did for these new believers in Acts 2.


Thank you Lord for sending your Spirit into my life. I’m so glad that I live in these “last days” when your Spirit is poured out on every believer. I know that I have a long journey ahead of me to continue to grow as a Christian, but it’s going to be so much better doing it in tandem with you. Please fill my life Holy Spirit. Take over every part of me.


Take a moment to stand with your hands raised (as a symbol of your connection with and openness to God) and say, “Holy Spirit, please take all my life and do in me and through me whatever you want.” Say it again.

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Christian Foundations 2 - Spirit

Spirit is the second in a series of studies that helps you establish a strong biblical foundation as a follower of Jesus. In this plan we focus on the most shadowy member of the “Trinity” – the Holy Spirit. He is now liv...


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