Getting to know the Holy Spirit and how he works, and working with him where you live

Video : Gateways to Empowered Ministry

These videos by Rev Paul Stokes cover the foundational Biblical teaching about the Holy Spirit as taught in the first Dunamis module, Gateways to Empowered Ministry. Paul is a Faculty Member of the Dunamis Fellowship, and these videos were recorded at Plymstock United Church, Plymouth, UK.

Lesson #1

The book of Acts introduces us to the Holy Spirit as the one who fulfils our hunger to know God and who equips us for our role in the Kingdom of God. This session explores the hopes and concerns that many have about the Spirit, and then looks at some key lessons from the book of Acts.

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Lesson #2

Worldview - the way we look at the the world - affects the way that we think about the Holy Spirit. This session explores some of the worldviews that we encounter and the way they can help - or hinder - when it comes to actively cooperating with the Holy Spirit.

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Lesson #3

The Bible introduces us to the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Trinity - as a 'someone' rather than a 'something'. This session explores the unique roles that the Holy Spirit plays in our relationship with the Father and the Son.

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Lesson #4

The Old Testament describes the Holy Spirit's work in people's lives. This session looks at how the Spirit came upon people, equipping them with power to act, and also looks as the prophetic promise of a new era of Holy Spirit activity brought about by a Messiah.

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Lesson #5

Jesus was the Spirit-filled and Spirit-empowered Messiah. This session examines the Spirit's activity in Jesus' life, and his promise that his followers may experience the same infilling and anointing in their own lives.

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Lesson #6

The Holy Spirit works in four basic ways, bringing spiritual rebirth (Salvation) and character transformation (Sanctification), equipping us for service in the Kingdom of God (Empowerment) and uniting us in fellowship with God and with other Christians (Koinonia).

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Lesson #7

The Bible speaks of 'receiving' and 'being filled' with the Holy Spirit. This lesson explores the distinctions in the Bible between the Spirit's 'inward' transformative and 'outward' empowering work.

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Discerning the Spirit

Put the Dunamis "Discernment Tests" in your pocket for handy reference - a simple and brief guide, using questions and notes from our Dunamis Project #2 "In the Spirit's Power".

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