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Apostles' Creed | Holy Spirit

Titus 3:4–7

Apostles' Creed | Holy Spirit

Titus 3:4–7

Sermon Notes

Preacher: Jeremiah Fyffe


1. THE FORGOTTEN ONE


2. THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH


3. THE ATHANASIAN CREED


4. THE WORK OF THE TRIUNE GOD


5. THE ECONOMICS OF THE APOSTLES’ CREED


And the catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the persons nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit.


But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit is all one, the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit. The Father uncreated, the Son uncreated, and the Holy Spirit uncreated. The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Spirit incomprehensible. The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Spirit eternal. And yet they are not three eternals but one eternal. As also there are not three uncreated nor three incomprehensible, but one uncreated and one incomprehensible. So likewise the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, and the Holy Spirit almighty. And yet they are not three almighties, but one almighty. So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God; And yet they are not three Gods, but one God. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Spirit is Lord; And yet they are not three Lords but one Lord.


John 16:13–15

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.


Hebrews 9:14

how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God


Ephesians 4:5

one Lord, one faith, one baptism,


Romans 8:14–16

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,


Romans 8:1–4

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.


Titus 3:4–6

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,


Romans 8:11

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.


Romans 8:23

And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.


Titus 3:7

so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.


A. W. Tozer

The Christian doctrine of the Trinity boldly declares the equality of the Three Persons and the right of the Holy Spirit to be worshiped and glorified. Anything less than this is something less than Trinitarianism.


Charles Spurgeon

Now, if you wanted to praise Jesus Christ tonight, what would you have to do? Why, you would only have to speak of Him as He is—holy, blessed, glorious!


A. W. Tozer

And let us remember that He is drawn to the sweet name of Jesus as bees are drawn to the fragrance of clover. Where Christ is honored the Spirit is sure to feel welcome; where Christ is glorified He will move about freely, pleased and at home.

Celebration Song List

CELEBRATE Who God Is

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Cannons

CONNECT Our Need for Christ

Lord I Need You

COMMUNITY In the Word and Communion

You Alone Can Rescue

CONTRIBUTION of Praise

In Christ Alone

Grace Alone

QUESTION 1:

How would you describe the Holy Spirit? How have you grown in your understanding of the Holy Spirit throughout your life?

QUESTION 2:

Read John 16:13-15. What is the role of the Holy Spirit according to this passage? How is the Holy Spirit’s guidance recorded for us? How does the guidance of the Holy Spirit serve the unity of the church?

QUESTION 3:

The end of the Apostles’ Creed upholds five teachings: the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. How are each of these the result of the work of the Holy Spirit?

QUESTION 4:

How can we, as a Community Group best worship and glorify the Holy Spirit. Consider this quote from A. W. Tozer: “And let us remember that He is drawn to the sweet name of Jesus as bees are drawn to the fragrance of clover. Where Christ is honored the Spirit is sure to feel welcome; where Christ is glorified He will move about freely, pleased and at home.”

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