I Believe in the Holy Spirit (Heidelberg Catechism QA 53; Acts 2:38, Gal 3:14, Eph 1:13-14, Heb 6:4-6, 13:5b)

Mar 2, 2016

Confession: Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 20 QA 53

Scripture: Acts 2:38, Galatians 3:14, Ephesians 1:13-14, Hebrews 6:4-6, 13:5b

Preacher: Rev. David Inks

Sermon Outline
Introduction,
I. In God
II. Is a Gift
III. Joins Me to Jesus Christ
IV. Comforts Me
V. Never Departs from those He Indwells
Conclusion

Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 20
Q & A 53
Q. What do you believe concerning “the Holy Spirit”?
A. First, that the Spirit, with the Father and the Son, is eternal God. Second, that the Spirit is given also to me, so that, through true faith, he makes me share in Christ and all his benefits through true faith, comforts me, and will remain with me forever.

Acts 2:38 (ESV)
38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Galatians 3:14 (ESV)
14 so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.

Ephesians 1:13-14 (ESV)
13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

Hebrews 6:4-6 (ESV)
4 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

Hebrews 13:5b (ESV)
5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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