The work of the Holy Spirit
Jesus promised that when he was no longer with the disciples, he would send “the Spirit of truth” to be with them—and us—forever. It’s not a coincidence that the Third Article of the Creed professes belief in the church—the community gathers to hear God’s word, to receive the forgiveness of sins, and to be fed with Christ’s body and blood before being sent back into the world equipped for its mission!
The Holy Spirit is the one who calls and gathers the church, sanctifying us and creating our faith in God and Christ. The Holy Spirit completes the most personal role, sustaining us in faith!
How do you think the Holy Spirit is working in your life?
What is the Holy Spirit?
The First and Second Articles of the Apostles’ Creed describe the word of God as Creator and Jesus as Redeemer. Interestingly, the Third Article simply says, “I believe in the Holy Spirit,” and then goes on to name some key places and ways the Spirit is at work. No description, no character traits, just a list of some other stuff we believe.
We can learn about the Holy Spirit and how it continues to work in and through the church, those who have gone before us, through forgiveness and what comes ahead of us. Spend some time today thinking about how God is using the Holy Spirit to guide, challenge and help you today!
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Weekly posts pertaining to the Confirmation Lessons for the week. A great way for families to have conversations of faith at home, on the road, or around a meal.