Images of the Spirit

Images of the Spirit

This 8-session study looks at key passages of Scripture describing the Holy Spirit's work in our lives.
8 Session Bible Study

Overview

As you go through these 8 Bible studies by Dale and Sandy Larsen, you will find that your mental picture of the Spirit comes into focus. Even better, you will find that you can have a real relationship with the third person of the Trinity as you experience the power, comfort and gifts that flow from the Spirit.

Introduction

Getting the Most Out of Images of the Spirit
This section introduces the topic, explains the structure followed in each study and offers tips for those approaching the study on their own as well as those participating in a group.

Session One

Wind/Breath
Identify your own "valley of dry bones," an area or areas of your life where you have echoed Israel's hopelessness in verse 11. What invitation from God do you find in this passage?
Ezekiel 37:1-14

Session Two

Water
At what point in the discussion does the meaning of water shift from physical to spiritual? How would you define spiritual thirst?
John 4:7-14; 7:37-39

Session Three

Fire
Consider the following benefits of fire: light, heat and purifying. How does each benefit correspond to the work of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life?
John 4:7-14; 7:37-39

Session Four

Pledge
What is the guarantee the Spirit makes sure? In your everyday life, what difference does it make that you can know that your inheritance is certain?
Ephesians 1:11-14

Session Five

Counselor
Imagine that you are one of the disciples in the upper room. How do your emotions rise and fall as you hear Jesus promise to send "another Counselor"?
John 14:15-27

Session Six

Advocate
Paul writes that the Spirit helps you in your weakness. When have you sensed the Holy Spirit helping you carry a load you could not bear alone?
Romans 8:26-27

Session Seven

Anointing Oil
Verses 21-23 refer to a specific lie that will be countered by the Holy One's anointing. What examples of the same falsehood do you encounter today?
1 John 2:20-27

Session Eight

Giver of Gifts
Consider the various spiritual gifts Paul mentions. How does each give evidence of the Holy Spirit working in the life of the church?
I Corinthians 12:1-11

Total number of pages59 pages

Leader's Notes: included with master PDF for download

Author's Info: Dale and Sandy Larsen, based in Greenville, Illinois, have written more than thirty books and Bible studies, including the LifeGuide® Bible StudiesCouples of the Old Testament, Faith, Growing Older & Wiser, Hosea, Images of Christand Images of God.

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