Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

May 1, 2009

Scriptural Understanding of the Holy Spirit


At Confirmation, the bishop anoints the forehead of the candidate with chrism and recites these important words: "Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit." Learn some more about the Holy Spirit from Scripture. Read the following passages from the Old and New Testaments and briefly state the main point of the passage.







1. The Promise of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments
  • Isaiah 61:1-3, 6, 8-9
  • Ezekiel 36:24-28
  • Joel 2:23; 3:1-3
  • John 14:15-17
2. The Coming of the Holy Spirit
  • Acts 2:1-6
  • Acts 19: 1-6
  • Mark 1:9-11
3. The Role of the Holy Spirit
  • Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
  • Romans 8:14-17
4. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • 1 Corinthians 12:4-13
  • Galatians 5:16-25
5. Responsibility of Christians to the Holy Spirit
  • Ephesians 4:1-6
  • Matthew 16:24-27
  • John 14:23-26

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