Lesson One
Lesson Two
Lesson Three
Lesson Four
Lesson Five
Lesson Six
Election
2 Activities | 1 Assessment
Lesson Seven
Trinity
2 Activities | 1 Assessment
Lesson Eight
The Church
2 Activities | 1 Assessment
Lesson Nine
Humanity and Sin
2 Activities | 1 Assessment
Lesson Ten
The Work of Christ
2 Activities | 1 Assessment
Lesson Eleven
The Person of Christ
2 Activities | 1 Assessment
Lesson Twelve
The Holy Spirit
2 Activities | 1 Assessment
Lesson Thirteen
Creation
2 Activities | 1 Assessment
Lesson Fourteen
Last Things
2 Activities | 1 Assessment
Lesson Fifteen
Theology Today
1 Activity | 1 Assessment
Course Wrap-Up
Course Completion
1 Activity | 1 Assessment

Objectives

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define the biblical terms for “spirit” and explain why these terms give an active account of the Holy Spirit.
  • Explain how the Spirit is God’s capacity for humanity, his rule over humanity, and his command to humanity.
  • Describe historical development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit with reference to the second ecumenical council.
  • Describe how the Spirit is Spirit of the Word and not a spirit alien to the Word.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Why is it important to receive our understanding of “spirit” from the biblical text rather than from personal intuition or popular accounts of encounter with God?

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