Come Holy Spirit
What you'll learn
- Understand who the Holy Spirit is in the divine plan for transforming the human race and creation
- Become more open to receiving and yielding to the guidance of the Spirit.
- Discover which gifts of the Spirit you have been given.
- Recognize the fruits of the Spirit in your life and others’
- Ability to read and understand English.
- General familiarity with the Christian religion.
In his farewell address to his apostles, Jesus said:
I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don’t go away, the Counselor won’t come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you (John 16:7).
That Counselor, or Advocate, is the Holy Spirit, who was sent by Jesus into this world at Pentecost in a new way to usher in a new age of spiritual transformation and service. Unfortunately, many people are relatively unfamiliar with the Person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. This course can help to provide a new and deeper appreciation for and openness to the Holy Spirit.
A few of the topics we will cover include:
What do we mean by “Spirit”?
The Holy Spirit and Original Blessing
Wounded Human Nature
The Holy Spirit and Conscience
Prophets and Promises
Jesus’ Teachings on the Holy Spirit
The Outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost
The Transformative Gifts of the Spirit
Opening to the Holy Spirit
Growing in the Holy Spirit
Fruits of the Spirit
And much more
Our learning process includes 15 videos (5 - 12 min.) with supplemental resources for each, including a PDF copy of Dr. St. Romain’s book, Jesus Alive in Our Lives. Reflection and discussion questions will be provided for individual and group use. Online questions and comments are also welcomed.
If you are interested in learning more about the Holy Spirit and becoming more open to this great Gift of God's loving power and creativity, this course is for you.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in learning more about the the Holy Spirit.
- One who is interested in growing in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
- One who is interested in spiritual transformation
I am the author of 26 books on prayer and spirituality, with a background in retreat work, spiritual direction, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, and biology. Publishers of my books include Crossroads, Publ., Ave Maria Press, Liguori Publications, and Pelican Publishing Co. During the past seven years, I have also ventured into publishing on demand with Lulu Press. Current employment is at Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, KS, where I present retreats, workshops, and spiritual direction.
Degrees include a M.S. in Biology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (1974) and a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation (1996).
I am married and the father of three grown children, with four grandchildren as well. My wife and I reside in Bel Aire, KS, which is just outside of Wichita.