This resource page is designed to supplement your study of the Holy Spirit throughout our 4-week Supernatural series. Each Sunday, you’ll have access to additional resources that accompany that week’s sermon topic. You can study and complete these materials in one sitting or spread them out through the week, whichever is most helpful for you. We hope you enjoy taking a closer look at who the Holy Spirit is, what He offers us, and how He moves in our lives.
Super: of an extreme or excessive degree; very; extremely or excessively
Natural: as is normal or to be expected; ordinary or logical
SUPERNATURAL = EXTREMELY NORMAL
The Holy Spirit is a PERSON, not a thing.
John 14:16-17, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”
- In John 16:7 He is the Comforter or the Helper
- In John 14:26 He is the Teacher of all things
- In John 16:8 He is the Convicter
- In Romans 8:13 He is the sin-overcomer
- In Acts 1:8 He is the service-empowerer
- In Romans 8:26-27 He is our intercessor
As I allow the functions of the Holy Spirit to increase in my life, my friendship with God is increased as well.
Scriptures from the Sermon
Click HERE for a list of other Scriptures that describe who the Holy Spirit is.
John 16:7, “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.”
Can you imagine what the disciples were thinking when Jesus said this? They did not want Jesus to go away; they needed Him to stay and continue teaching them. How could Jesus leaving be better than Jesus being with them in person? They wanted more of His stories, more of His touch, more of His encouragement, more of His correction, more of His joy, more of His deeds…
But Jesus knew…He knew that the disciples would receive the Holy Spirit – this Helper – and have everything they needed. All that they were afraid of losing would be available to them, to each one of them, at all times, through the Holy Spirit. And not just to them…but to everyone who confesses Jesus as Lord. He knew the Holy Spirit would continue to teach them, to touch them, to encourage them, to correct them, to fill them, to work in them and through them – all to the glory of the Father, just as He had.
Jesus’ words in John 16 were confusing to many of his disciples, but when He appeared to them again in John 20, after His resurrection, they experienced that promise. John 20:22, “And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”’ The Book of Acts continues the story of the disciples as they learn to walk with the Holy Spirit, as they did with Jesus.
And Jesus intends for all of us to walk in this same power by the Holy Spirit – but we can only do that if we seek to know who the Holy Spirit is, to ask for Him and receive Him into our lives daily. What is it that you need specifically for today? Do you need to know God’s character? Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal it to you. Do you need boldness to share in your workplace? Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you. Do you need wisdom for a complex situation? Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. Do you need courage to forgive? Ask the Holy Spirit to help you. Remember, it is to your advantage that Jesus went away after His resurrection so that you could receive the Holy Spirit. He is your Helper today.
Our Supernatural series spans 28 days (February 16th – March 16th). One great way for you to study the Holy Spirit throughout this series is to read one chapter from Acts each day (there are 28 chapters). As you read, circle or highlight any place that the Holy Spirit is mentioned – make notes in each place about what happens (how does the Holy Spirit appear and what is the result).
If you want even more – or are curious about how God speaks through the Holy Spirit – click HERE for a discipleship lesson on Hearing God’s Voice.