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Catechism Insight – Doctrinal Standard WSC #6 (3 of 3)

Doctrinal Standard WSC #6

Q. How many persons are there in the one God?
A. Three persons are in the one God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in substance and equal in power and glory.

Memory Verses

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30, ESV)

Study Passage: John 16:1-15

Support Passages: John 14:16-17, 25-31, 15:26-27; Romans 8:26; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30; Galatians 4:1-6; 2 Corinthians 3:17–18; Acts 5:3–4; 1 Peter 1:2

Bible Story: John 3:1-10; God the Holy Spirit is the one who works in individuals lives to bring them to salvation.


  • The Holy Spirit contains attributes that only God himself contains. The Holy Spirit gives eternal life (John 6:63), complete truth (John 14:17), omnipotent (Romans 8:11), omniscient (1 Corinthians 2:10-11), eternal (Hebrews 9:14), and there are many divine attributes attributed to the Holy Spirit.
  • The Holy Spirit is referred as God in scripture. The most notable passage is found in Acts 5:3-4.
  • The Holy Spirit (God) dwells in us and has been given to us as a helper, for our comfort, conviction of sin, to lead us in truth, and to seal us for salvation. With this truth we can have the confidence that God is working in our lives to make us more and more like Him.

Discussion Questions

  • What are some attributes of the Holy Spirit? How does this show that He is God?
  • What is the job of the Holy Spirit? How does this make you feel?
  • Is the Holy Spirit difficult to understand or remember? Why?
  • How does the Holy Spirit convict individuals?
  • How does the Holy Spirit bring someone to salvation?

"Him we proclaim,
warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
that we may present everyone mature in Christ."
(Colossians 1:28, ESV)

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