Jan 23, 2022 |The Apostles Creed

I Believe In The Holy Spirit

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01.23.22 | The Apostles Creed

I Believe In The Holy Spirit

James Granger

John 14:16-18

The Holy Spirit is everywhere, all the time. Do you believe that the Spirit of God is present in your life? Pastor James Granger encourages us that as followers of Christ we are never alone; the Holy Spirit is always present and active in our lives. Just as we are filled with the Spirit, let’s walk by the Spirit so we can guide others into truth, provide comfort to those in distress, intercede for others in prayer, and glorify Jesus in everything that we do.

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I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of the saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive him because it doesn’t see him or know him. But you do know him, because he remains with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.

John 14:16-18

You have encircled me; you have placed your hand on me. This wondrous knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to reach it. Where can I go to escape your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I fly on the wings of the dawn and settle down on the western horizon, even there your hand will lead me.

Psalm 139:5-10

will guide you into all the truth.

John 16:13

Above all, you know this: No prophecy of Scripture comes from the prophet’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 1:20-21

Suddenly a sound like that of a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were staying. They saw tongues like flames of fire that separated and rested on each one of them. Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:2-4

I say, then, walk by the Spirit and you will certainly not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want.

Galatians 5:16-17

Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I am warning you about these things — as I warned you before — that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Don’t stifle the Spirit. Don’t despise prophecies, but test all things.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-21

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-25

What has been your understanding of the Holy Spirit? How has the Holy Spirit impacted your life?

Read John 14:16-18. Who is the Holy Spirit? What are some of His characteristics?
What are some roles the Holy Spirit has? How specifically does He influence the world and our lives?

In Galatians 5:16-25 Paul urges us to “walk” and “live” by the Holy Spirit. What does this look like in your life? How do you know when you are (or aren’t) “keeping in step” with the Holy Spirit?

Read I Thessalonians 5:16-21. Do you tend to be too sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit (i.e. you often think God is speaking when it’s really just your own voice) or not sensitive enough (i.e. you tend to be dismissive of the idea that the Holy Spirit is nudging you to action)?