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The Holy Spirit Of Acts

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN ACTS

A RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED TO

DR. C. TODD HARTLEY

IN COMPLETION OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR

BIBL 364

BY

HENRY PATTERSON

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINA

OCTOBER 16, 2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1

WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------2

THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT-------------------------------------------------------------6

THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT---------------------------------------------------------------------9

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN
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With the promise of the Holy Spirit we can become effective witnesses. This paper will explain the promise of the father, the importance of the promise, and how to activate the promise that dwells in you.

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WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?

When Christ was preparing to leave the disciples he gave them this Command “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my father promised, which you have heard me speak of” Acts 1:4. The disciples probably were confused and in distress hearing that there leader was leaving. However, I am sure when Jesus reassured them that he was not leaving them alone put them at comfort. Jesus Spoke to the disciples and told them “He will pray to father and that he will give them another helper that he may abide with you forever John 14:6. Jesus also told the disciples the night before his death that it was to their advantage that He goes away, for if He doesn’t go away the Helper will not come John16: 7. This Helper that Jesus was referring to was the Holy Spirit. The word Holy Spirit is translated in Greek as Paraklétos, which means counselor, intercessor, one who encourages and comforts. As we read the bible we learn that the Holy Spirit is a person which dwells in us, which in turns fills us. “Luke also records Jesus identification of the Holy Spirit as the good gift of God for his Children”. Jesus was even filled with Holy Spirit the bible speaks of “the Lord is led out into the desert by the Holy Spirit to be tested
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