“There is one body and one spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God …” (Eph 4:4-6 NIV). Last week, we looked at “one body, the church.” Later, Lord willing, we shall study the other 5 “ones.” Today, “One Spirit.” The Spirit is one of the three persons in the “godhead” family (Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Col 2:9), sometimes called the “trinity.” The Spirit came on men of God at critical times in the Old Testament. Then, on the first Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit empowered the 12 apostles to speak in languages they did not know. When the people heard and believed, 3,000 were baptized “for the remission of sins.” They then received “the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2; Joel 2:28-32). “All Scripture is given by inspiration of the Spirit” so the man of God can be “completely furnished for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:20-21). “Christ in you is the hope of glory” (Col 1:27). “If any man does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ” (Rom 8:9). Ask for booklet: “The Holy Spirit.”