Feel Loved.

He was involved in creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Genesis 1:1–2

He came upon particular people at particular times for particular tasks

‘Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts – to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts.”’

Exodus 31:1–5
Handel

The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” “But Lord,” Gideon asked, “how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”

Judges 6:14–15

‘Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon.’

Judges 6:34

‘The Spirit of the Lord came upon him in power. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.’

Judges 15:14

‘The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because he’s anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He’s sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.’

Isaiah 61:1–3

He was promised by the Father

‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you; the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.’

Luke 1:35

‘I baptise you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit.’

John the Baptist talking about Jesus: Luke 3:16

‘The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because he’s anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He’s sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.’

Isaiah 61:1–3

The Early Church

...wait for the gift my Father promised, which you’ve heard me speak about. For John baptised with water; in a few days you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit...

Acts 1:4-5

...You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses...

Acts 1:8

Suddenly a sound like a blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.

Acts 2:2–4

...you may take hold of the gift of the Holy Spirit. For God’s promise of the Holy Spirit is for you and your families, for those yet to be born and for everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.

Acts 2:38-39

Extra videos to watch

Intro Video

This video is technically the introduction to the weekend, but you will find it super helpful to watch as it has some great insight into the Holy Spirit

Intro Video

What Does The Holy Spirit Do?

This is the video that we didn't watch on the day, and it goes into much more detail about the work of the Holy Spirit. It's the same study that was done in small groups.

What does the Holy Spirit Do?

How Can I Be Filled With The Holy Spirit?

A must watch! This video is the second session video of the Alpha day and it explains how you - yes, you! - can be filled with the Holy Spirit

How Can I be Filled with the Holy Spirit?

How Can I make the most of the rest of my life?

If you could also watch this video, How Can I Make the most of the Rest of My Life before the next session, that would be amazing!!

How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?