Who Is the Holy Spirit?
Ligonier Ministries

Who Is the Holy Spirit?

This course examines the presence, power, and work of the third person of the Trinity.

At a Glance

  • 12 video lectures with Dr. Sinclair Ferguson (approx. 25 minutes each)
  • Full text of Ferguson, The Holy Spirit (IVP Academic, 1996)
  • Primary source texts for further study
  • 12 study modules powered by the Cerego personalized learning tool
  • 12 quizzes and 2 exams (midterm and final)
  • Access on any device
  • Earn 1.0 CEU with ACSI

Intermediate

28 hours

More Details

Although the Holy Spirit is sometimes the forgotten Person of the Trinity, His presence and work is found throughout redemptive history. In this course, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson traces the work of the third person of the Trinity through Scripture—from creation to the work of Christ to His dwelling in our hearts today. Along the way, he sheds light on the vital role the Holy Spirit serves. Dr. Ferguson’s goal is to help us know the Holy Spirit as a person, in addition to knowing of His power and work within us.

You will come away from this course with a deeper understanding of the person of the Holy Spirit and a greater reverence for His ongoing work in our lives and in the world.

Course Overview

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: Order from Chaos
  • Lesson 2: The Face of God
  • Lesson 3: The Spirit of the Lord
  • Lesson 4: Dwelling Within
  • Lesson 5: Trinitarian Fellowship
  • Lesson 6: The Sustainer
  • Midterm Exam
  • Lesson 7: Rivers of Living Water
  • Lesson 8: A Heavenly Birth
  • Lesson 9: A Heavenly Helper
  • Lesson 10: Walking in the Spirit
  • Lesson 11: The Inward Groan
  • Lesson 12: The Spirit of Sonship
  • Final Exam

Course Format

For each lesson of this course, students will

  • Watch a video lecture with Sinclair Ferguson
  • Read a related chapter from his book The Holy Spirit
  • Read primary source material
  • Study key people and ideas using Cerego learning engine
  • Measure what you’ve learned with a quiz assessment

FAQ

Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

What do I need to take this course?
You will need an internet connection.

How do I earn CEUs?
Ligonier Ministries is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). On completion of this course, you will be provided with a form to request an official certificate of completion and record of CEU credit earned.

 

Instructors

Sinclair B.  Ferguson
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson

A Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and distinguished visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has written more than two dozen books.

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Sinclair B. Ferguson
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson

A Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and distinguished visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has written more than two dozen books.