April 28 - May 19


Following Jesus’ ascension to heaven, God sent the Holy Spirit to guide and empower the church. That power is at our disposal and lives in each person who receives Jesus. We’ll study this Third Person of the Trinity and explore how that affects our daily lives.



April 28 | Adam Barnett

The Holy Spirit has been working and moving since before the dawn of time. Our tendency is to isolate the Spirit to period of Pentecost, but the Holy Spirit has been an active part in history and lives in us today. Adam Barnett begins our study of the Third Person of the Trinity by encouraging us to be led by this powerful Presence in our lives.


Third Person | Week 1 | April 28, 2019

The Holy Spirit cannot be isolated into one singular event in history. (Pentecost)

Galatians 5:13-15 NIV
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

Freedom is not a license to sin, but a mandate to love.

Galatians 5:16-18 NIV
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

“I know that in [INSERT YOUR NAME], that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing.”
— Romans 7:18 (paraphrase)


May 5 | Adam Barnett

The fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5 is a well-known and well-read passage, but often it's missed that "fruit" is not plural. We don't receive parts of the fruit, or only percentages of the fruit. When we choose to follow Christ, and yield to the Holy Spirit, we get it all! Adam Barnett continues our look at the Third Person of the Trinity with the reminder of all the power Holy Spirit provides!


Third Person | Week 2 | May 5, 2019

Galatians 5:22-26 NIV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Spirit-fueled development of Christ-like character is evidence of knowing God.

A marriage lacking the collective fruit of the Spirit, therefore, failing to thrive.

13% love
10% joy
12% peace
11% patience
12% kindness
10% goodness
11% faithfulness
10% gentleness
11% self-control

100% love
100% joy
100% peace
100% patience
100% kindness
100% goodness
100% faithfulness
100% gentleness
100% self-control

Love keeps no record of wrongs.

Galatians 5:24 NIV

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.


May 12 | Bill Clark

Paul gives two specific directives in Ephesians 5:1-2. Be imitators of God and live a life of love. These two things are seemingly impossible, and they are when we attempt them on our own. But Bill Clark reminds us that it's very possible when we are fill by the Holy Spirit and yield to the Spirit's direction.


Third Person | Week 3 | May 12, 2019

Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Be imitators of God.

Live a life of love.

Ephesians 5:15-18 NIV

Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery (dissipation). Instead be filled with the Spirit.

Don’t be controlled by too much wine, be controlled by the Holy Spirit.

You ask for the Holy Spirit to fill you. That’s it.

Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.


May 19 | Bill Clark

There is a battle inside each of us between the flesh and the Spirit. We must choose to allow the Spirit to fight on our behalf and yield to His power. Bill Clark reminds us of this battle and the power that is at work on our behalf in the conclusion to our Third Person study of the Holy Spirit.


Third Person | Week 4 | May 19, 2019

Romans 8:12-17 NIV

Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Romans 8:17b NIV

...we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.