Christian belief in the Holy Spirit as the Third Person of the Trinity was not officially defined by the church until the fourth century. But centuries earlier, the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament were already describing the action and presence of God’s Spirit. In The Holy Spirit in the Bible, George Smiga unpacks key Scripture passages, exploring the activity of the Spirit at creation, within Israel, in the ministry of Jesus and the early church, and at the end of time. The role of the Holy Spirit in our personal and spiritual lives is also explored. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. 6 lessons.
George M. Smiga, STD, is a nationally known author and lecturer in Scripture and homiletics. A priest of the Diocese of Cleveland, Smiga has a doctorate in biblical theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and serves on the faculty of Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology. Smiga is the author of Angels in the Bible (Little Rock Scripture Study) and The Gospel of John Set Free: Preaching without Anti-Judaism. He writes a monthly column for Living with Christ and contributes regularly to Give Us This Day. His website is buildingontheword.org.
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Each lesson includes a video lecture (12-15 min). Videos can be viewed online (link provided on Table of Contents page of each book) or on DVD (available for purchase). Speakers for this study are George Smiga and Amy Ekeh.