Lord’s Day 20

R.H. Bremmer

Our confession of faith regarding the Holy Spirit

  1. The Holy Spirit binds us to Christ
  2. He comforts us with Christ
  3. He holds us tight to Christ

Reuben Bredenhof

I believe in God the Holy Spirit

  1. He is given to me
  2. To make me by true faith share in Christ and all his benefits
  3. To comfort me
  4. And to remain with me forever

Scripture readings: Romans 8:1-27, Galatians 5:16-26

God has formed us into the temple of his Holy Spirit

  1. As church all together
  2. As individual believers

Scripture readings: 1 Corinthians 3:1-17, 1 Corinthians 6:9-20

C. Bouwman

God the Holy Spirit helps us to survive Satan’s hatred

  1. The identity of the Holy Spirit
  2. The work of the Holy Spirit

Scripture readings: John 15:18-16:11, Acts 7:51-8:4

God the Spirit makes me his temple

  1. The marvel of his coming
  2. The consequence of his coming
  3. The proof of his coming

Wes Bredenhof

The Spirit of truth is true and eternal God

  1. He is one person of the triune God of truth
  2. The comfort of knowing that he is the God of truth

Scripture readings: Acts 5:1-11, John 15:26-16:15

The gospel promises a comforter in the Holy Spirit

We’ll learn about how our comfort comes from:

  1. Who he is
  2. What he does

Scripture readings: Isaiah 63:7-14, John 15:18-16:15

C. Stam

The confession concerning the work of the Holy Spirit

  1. How he works (manner)
  2. Where he works (place)
  3. Why he works (purpose)

D. Wynia

I believe in the Holy Spirit

  1. He is eternal God, together with the Father and the Son
  2. He has been given to me and makes me share in Christ and all his benefits

B. Holwerda

God the Holy Spirit and our sanctification

We confess that he is:

  1. The Spirit of faith
  2. The Spirit of consolation
  3. The Spirit of perseverance

K. Dijk

The Spirit has been given to us

  1. As a divine gift
  2. As a divine Giver

The confession of the Holy Spirit speaks of

  1. His divinity above us
  2. His work in us

The Holy Spirit is Christ’s blessing

  1. The wonder of this blessing
  2. The blessing of this wonder