Sunday School Today: The Masculine Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a Person with attributes in how He operates in our lives. Scripture reinforces the nature of these attributes with masculine nouns and pronouns.

In John 16:13-14, the Greek masculine pronoun ekeinos is used in reference to the Holy Spirit. This is significant in that the Greek word for “spirit” (pneuma) is neuter.

The application of the masculine noun Parakletos also refers to the Holy Spirit. Parakletos is the Greek word for “Comforter” in John 14:26, 15:26, and 16:7. “The name ‘parakletos’ cannot be translated by ‘comfort,’ or be taken as the name of any abstract influence. The Comforter, Instructor, Patron, Guide, Advocate, whom this term brings before us, must be a Person” (Strong, Systematic Theology).


About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and inspirational speaker with experience as a business owner and corporate management for over 25 years. I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also been a member of the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am presently a Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron and moderate over numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. My degree is in Business and Organizational Communication from The University of Akron, and I am working on my M.A. in Christian Studies with Crown College (MN). My hometown is Cleveland (the center of the universe) and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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