Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit is? In this course, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson discusses the all important identity, nature, and character of the Holy Spirit.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

Many Christians have either heard, or even muttered, the phrase, “The Holy Spirit is the forgotten person of the Trinity.” This assertion misses the real problem in the church today, a problem not extant in generations past. Christians know about the Holy Spirit, but, unlike the Father or the Son, they don’t really know who the Holy Spirit is. In this course, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson discusses the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and purposes to remove this ignorance by exploring the questions of the identity of the Spirit, the nature of His character, how we, as Christians, may come to know and have fellowship with Him, and more.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • Getting Started

    • Welcome to the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • Order from Chaos

    • Lesson 1: Order from Chaos

      • watch Order from Chaos
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 1 Self-Assessment
  • The Face of God

    • Lesson 2: The Face of God

      • watch The Face of God
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment
  • The Spirit of the Lord

    • Lesson 3: The Spirit of the Lord

      • watch The Spirit of the Lord
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment
  • Dwelling Within

    • Lesson 4: Dwelling Within

      • watch Dwelling Within
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
  • Trinitarian Fellowship

    • Lesson 5: Trinitarian Fellowship

      • watch Trinitarian Fellowship
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment
  • The Sustainer

    • Lesson 6: The Sustainer

      • watch The Sustainer
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment
  • Rivers of Living Water

    • Lesson 7: Rivers of Living Water

      • watch Rivers of Living Water
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 7 Self-Assessment
  • A Heavenly Birth

    • Lesson 8: A Heavenly Birth

      • watch A Heavenly Birth
      • read Bible reading
      • Take Lesson 8 Self-Assessment
  • A Heavenly Helper

    • Lesson 9: A Heavenly Helper

      • watch A Heavenly Helper
      • read Bible reading
      • to-do Thinking in depth
      • Take Lesson 9 Self-Assessment
  • Walking in the Spirit

    • Lesson 10: Walking in the Spirit

      • watch Walking in the Spirit
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 10 Self-Assessment
  • The Inward Groan

    • Lesson 11: The Inward Groan

      • watch The Inward Groan
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
      • Take Lesson 11 Self-Assessment
  • The Spirit of Sonship

    • Lesson 12: The Spirit of Sonship

      • watch The Spirit of Sonship
      • read Bible reading
      • Take Lesson 12 Self-Assessment