Study: The Holy Spirit

Each of the following verses can lead to a meditation on the Spirit’s presence in our world and in our lives:

רוח הקודש

The Holy Spirit in the Hebrew Scriptures 


The Holy Spirit at the beginning of creation: Genesis 1:1-13

The creation of humankind in God’s image: Genesis 1:26-27

The place of humankind in creation:  Genesis 1:27-31

The divine Breath gives life to humankind: Genesis 2:1-9

The Holy Spirit pours out gifts for leadership:  Numbers 11:16-17, 24-30

The Messenger of the Lord guides the prophet: 1 Kings 19:1-8

The Word of the Lord comes in sheer silence: 1 Kings 19:8-13

The Spirit of God brings forgiveness: Psalm 51:1-12

The divine Breath gives life to all living things:  Psalm 104

The Spirit of God fills the whole earth: Psalm 139:1-12

The Spirit of the Lord will come to the Messiah: Isaiah 11:1-5

The Spirit of the Lord will restore all creation: Isaiah 11:6-9

The coming Servant will bring justice: Isaiah 42:1-4

The coming Servant will gather all nations: Isaiah 42:5-9

The coming Servant will teach God’s people:  Isaiah  50:4-9

The Spirit of God will bring new life to Israel:  Ezekiel 37:1-11

The Spirit of God will be poured out on all humankind: Joel 2:28-32


Άγιο Πνεύμα

The Holy Spirit in the Life of Jesus     


The Holy Spirit will fill the child of Zechariah and Elizabeth:  Luke 1:5-17

The Holy Spirit will bring the Holy Child to Mary: Luke 1:26-38

The Holy Spirit speaks through the prophet Anna: Luke 2:36-38

The Spirit hovers over the baptismal waters:  Matthew 3:13-17

The Spirit leads Jesus into the desert:  Luke 4:1-17

The One who will baptize with the Holy Spirit:  John 1:19-34

The works of the Holy Spirit in Jesus:  Luke 4:14-21

The power of the Spirit in the Servant’s works:  Matthew 12:15-32

Jesus sends his followers to do the works of God:  Luke 10:1-9

The signs of the Spirit are joy and power for service:  Luke 10:1-9, 17-20

Jesus will send the Spirit of Truth:  John 15:26-27

Jesus will send the Spirit to guide:  John 16:6-14

The Risen Lord breathes the Spirit upon the disciples: John 20:19-23

Jesus says the Holy Spirit will clothe his disciples with power: Luke 24:44-49


Άγιο Πνεύμα

The Holy Spirit in the Christian Community


The Holy Spirit comes to the disciples: Acts 2:1-21

The Holy Spirit brings new people into the community: Acts 2:38-47

The Holy Spirit builds up the community: Acts 4:32-37

The Holy Spirit brings everyone into the church: Acts 10

The Holy Spirit speaks through prophets and teachers:  Acts 13:1-3

The Holy Spirit guides the church in its councils: Acts 15:1-32

τό πνεῦμα Ἰησοῦν  The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus: Acts 16:6-10 

The gifts of the Holy Spirit:  1 Corinthians 12:4-31

The greatest gift of the Spirit:  1 Corinthians 13:1-13

The fruits of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22-25

The strength of the Spirit:  Ephesians 6:14-20

Through the Spirit, we are alive in God: Romans 8:10-23

The Spirit helps us in our weakness: Romans 8:26-28

Through the Spirit we will never be separated from God:  Romans 8:31-39






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