RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL LESSON NINE (9) — THE HOLY SPIRIT: PERSONALITY AND ATTRIBUTES
OPENING PRAYER: Almighty Father, send the Holy Spirit to me afresh to remind me what your word has taught me.
BIBLE PASSAGE: John16:1-11
1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
MEMORY VERSE: “At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:” – John: 16:26
LESSON INTRODUCTION: The Holy Spirit is a personality often misunderstood or misinterpreted in the Christian faith. His outstanding numerous qualities diversities of operations and dramatic influence [as the successor of Jesus Christ] on Apostles and the Christians as a whole, are so remarkable and worthy of considerations.
LESSON OUTLINE 1: WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?
i. He is a person, the third person of the trinity, the Comforter. John16:5-7; He is not an emotion, falling, wailing or feeling.
ii. He is the one that will make life comfortable and profitable for believers to engage in the work which the Lord has commissioned them. John14:12
iii. He is the Chief Executor of God’s program on earth. John15:26; John16:7-14
iv. He is the revealer of all God’s plans and hidden treasures of the kingdom of God. John14:25-26
v. He is they key to the inheritances of the saints in glory. Eph1:18; Col1:12
vi. He is the power behind any breakthrough in life. Acts 1:8; 19:11-12
vii. He is the revealer of the sons of God[believers] Rom8:16
viii. He is the divine interruption to ungodly order in the days of the Apostles and in our days too. Acts6:7; Acts4:1-4
LESSON OUTLINE 2: WHAT ARE HIS ATTRIBUTES?
i. He is Omnipresent. Ps139:7; Eph2:17-18; 1Corth12:13
ii. He is Omniscient. 1Cor2:10-11
iii. He is Omnipotent. Luke1:35; Rom8:11
iv. He is Eternal. Rev1:8
v. He is the comforter, Teacher and Guardian. John14:26; John15:26; John16:13
vi. He reproves, helps, glorifies and intercedes. Rom8:26; John16:7-13
vii. He is the oil of joy and gladness. Isaiah 61:3; Ps45:7
viii. He is honoured with the Father and Son in baptism and benediction. Matt28:19; 2Cor13:14
ix. He receives the name and attribute of God. 2Cor3:17; Rom8:14; 1Cor16:19
x. He is prayed to as God. Phil2:6-11
xi. He can be blasphemed. Acts5:3;4; Eph4:30
xii. Blasphemy against Him is unpardonable. Matt12:31
xiii. Creation is ascribed to Him. Gen1:2; Job26:13
xiv. Through Him devil is cast out. Matt12:31
xv. He spoke through the Prophet Isaiah. Act28:25
The Holy Spirit is a person and not a thing. He has the attributes of God.
Every believer needs the Holy Spirit as much as he/she needs God to succeed.
i. Father, do not let me provoke the Holy Spirit.
ii. Father, please fill me with your Holy Spirit
iii. Father, let new things beginning in my family, in the name of Jesus
iv. Lord of Host, every obstacles to my progress, O Lord arise and scatter them
v. Father, as the year going to an end, keep me and my family, in the name of Jesus
vi. Lord of Host, every testimony aborters, fire of God falls upon them.
vii. Father, I will not die before my time, in the name of Jesus
viii. Father, let there be peace in Nigeria, in the name of Jesus.
ix. I will see you next week in the name of Jesus. Shalom.