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God the Holy Spirit

Message Series: Feasting on the Heidelberger!

God the Holy Spirit

LD 20-22

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Last week, we affirmed again that God reveals himself with a trinitarian character, 3 persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Yet the Three are One.  One God in three revelations/persons of God’s self.  

The gift of the Heidelberg Catechism to our understanding of a 3 in 1, trinitarian God, is it’s descriptions of ‘what we believe’ about this revelation of God in Scripture through the profession of the Apostles Creed.  It goes further to suggest why it matters.  What do we believe about God the Father and why does it matter? (two weeks ago). What do we believe about God the Son and why does it matter? (last week). And what do we believe about God the Holy Spirit and why does it matter? (this coming Sunday). Another way to think about it is, What are the benefits to us?

So this Sunday, we will be focused on God the Holy Spirit.  What do you know about the revelation of the Holy Spirit from Scripture?  

What do you know about the revelation of the Holy Spirit?

The Apostles Creed identifies a few core concepts of the work/activity/person of God the Holy Spirit: ‘the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.’  

After a bit of Q&A explaining, I’d like to suggest the benefits of a faith in the revealed trinitarian God of Scripture that gets very real and practical to everyday life.  

This month our special giving is for Bethany.  Deone Quist will give an update from Bethany this Sunday.  Also, we have a Vitalant Blood Drive scheduled for Tuesday November 23rd from 10am to 2pm at Crestview Church.  You can sign up by searching for a location at Crestview Church on by following the prompts of the ‘Donate’ tab.  Our zip code is 80303.          

Looking forward to Sunday,
  In Him,