Creed / Rev. Connie Randall
John 14: 15-21, 25-27
“I Believe in the Holy Spirit”
Today we look at Who the Holy Spirit is, what the Holy Spirit does, and why the Holy Spirit matters.
When we speak about the Holy Spirit, or the Spirit of God, we are speaking of God’s active work in our lives; of God’s way of leading us, guiding us, forming and shaping us; of God’s power and presence to comfort and encourage us and to make us the people God wants us to be. The Spirit is the voice of God whispering, wooing and beckoning us. (Adam Hamilton/Creed)
The word spirit shows up about 500 times in the Bible.
In the Old Testament the Hebrew word translated as “spirit” is ruach.
In the New Testament the Greek word translated as “spirit” is pneuma.
The Hebrew and Greek have multiple meanings – including breath, air, wind, and spirit
Jesus calls the Spirit the paraclete, meaning close by, very near, beside, an advocate, comforter, and helper.
“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of Truth.” John 14:15-17a (NIV)
Who is the Holy Spirit to you?
What are the voices you listen to daily?
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