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Deeper the holy spirit - apr 10

  1. 1. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget!
  2. 2. The HeidelbergCatechism (1563) 129 questions and answers 52 Lord’s Day Readings
  3. 3. The Good NewsWe AlmostForgot:Rediscoveringthe Gospel in a16 th CenturyCatechism byKevin DeYoung.
  4. 4. The Apostles’ Creed“I believe . . .”
  5. 5. The Apostles’ CreedI believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
  6. 6. The Apostles’ CreedWho was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell.
  7. 7. The Apostles’ CreedThe third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
  8. 8. The Apostles’ CreedI believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy universal church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
  9. 9. The Apostles’ CreedI believe in the Holy Spirit
  10. 10. Forgotten God ByFrancis Chan
  11. 11. “The Holy Spirit is not merely a nice addendum to the Christian faith. He is at the heart and coreTony of it.”Evans
  12. 12. “The Christian’s life in all its aspects – intellectual and ethical, devotional and relational, upsurging in worship J. I. and outgoing in witnessPacker – is supernatural; only the Spirit can initiate it and sustain it.”
  13. 13. Grandma Smith
  14. 14. John 13:33My children, I will be with you only alittle longer. You will look for me, andjust as I told the Jews, so I tell younow: Where I am going, you cannotcome.
  15. 15. John 14:1Do not let your hearts be troubled.
  16. 16. John 16:5-7aNow I am going to him who sent me,yet none of you asks me, ‘Where areyou going?’ Because I have said thesethings, you are filled with grief. But Itell you the truth: It is for yourgood that I am going away.
  17. 17. John 16:7bUnless I go away, the Counselor willnot come to you; but if I go, I will sendhim to you. ESV/NASB = “Helper” KJV = “Comforter” NLT = “Advocate” Greek NT = “one called alongside to help”
  18. 18. John 14:17b-18But you know him, for he lives withyou and will be in you.
  19. 19. “This physical imagery (ofthe Spirit being “in us”)should not be understoodspatially as if the Spiritgets His mail delivered inthe upper left chamber ofthat beating muscle in thechest.”
  20. 20. “Rather, the Spirit dwellsin us by animating ourpersonality, shaping ourcharacter, renewing ourmind, and stirring ouremotions. His presence isnot a physical residenceas much as anexperienced reality.”
  21. 21. 1 Corinthians 6:19Do you not know that your body isa temple of the Holy Spirit, whois in you, whom you have receivedfrom God?
  22. 22. John 16:7But I tell you the truth: It is for yourgood that I am going away. Unless Igo away, the Counselor will not cometo you; but if I go, I will send him toyou.
  23. 23. Why was it “for our good” that Jesus leave our world and thenfrom heaven send the Holy Spirit?
  24. 24. It was for our good that Jesusleave and send us the Holy Spirit1. Because of WHO He is … the Holy Spirit is God!Matthew 28:19Baptizing them in the name of theFather and of the Son and of theHoly Spirit.
  25. 25. God is. . . The Holy Spirit is. . . Love Truth HolyAll powerful Faithful MercifulFull of Grace All wise
  26. 26. Two key attributes of the Spirit:1. As God, he is omniscient (All knowing!)
  27. 27. Romans 8:26-27In the same way, the Spirit helps us inour weakness. We do not know whatwe ought to pray for, but the Spirithimself intercedes for us throughwordless groans. And he who searchesour hearts knows the mind of theSpirit, because the Spirit intercedesfor God’s people in accordance withthe will of God.
  28. 28. Two key attributes of the Spirit:1. As God, he is omniscient (All knowing!2. As God, he is omnipresent (Everywhere present!)
  29. 29. Matthew 28:20And surely I am with you always,to the very end of the age.
  30. 30. IF Jesus is in heaven right now, how can he also be with us here on earth?Jesus manifests his presence through the person of the Holy Spirit. Since the Spirit is God, he is omnipresent. Which means we can live in the reality of Jesus’ presence always!
  31. 31. Why was it “for our good” that Jesus leave our world and thenfrom heaven send the Holy Spirit?
  32. 32. It was for our good that Jesusleave and send us the Holy Spirit1. Because of WHO He is … the Holy Spirit is God!2. Because of WHAT He does … the Holy Spirit is at work in us and through us and among us - 24/7/365!
  33. 33. The Holy Spirit’s work . . . Conviction of sin Regeneration of sinnersIllumination of Scripture Indwelling, sealing, baptism, filling ofGrowing of fruit believers Giving of gifts
  34. 34. “The Holy Spirit helps Christians know, be, and Max do what GodAnders wants.”
  35. 35. The Apostles’ CreedI believe in the Holy Spirit
  36. 36. Without the Holy Spirit’s presence and power in our lives, living the Christian life would not be extremely difficult . . .It would be impossible!
  37. 37. John 16:7But I tell you the truth: It is for yourgood that I am going away. Unless Igo away, the Counselor willnot come to you; but if I go, I willsend him to you.
  38. 38. CHALLENGE! Dig Deeper into this incredibly fascinating and vital doctrine of the Holy Spirit.Go to our Deeper blog where you will find four brief articles to further your understanding!
  39. 39. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget!Next Sunday– The Church of the Reckoned Righteous Questions 54-56 Lord’s Day Reading #21
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