Teaching Notes: On The Holy Spirit

Teaching God’s Word is one of the highest privileges and responsibilities on earth. I’ve been looking through some Teaching Notes from the 1970’s to see what I studied and taught in the early years of ministry. So far, we’ve looked at Teaching Notes On Teaching, On God, On The Sovereignty of God, On The Holiness Of God, On The Trinity, On Jesus Christ, On Why Jesus Came, On Jesus’ Death And Resurrection, and On The Judgment Seat Of Christ. If you haven’t looked at these notes yet, we invite you to read them and to use them in any way that helps in your teaching ministry.

We turn now to Teaching Notes On The Holy Spirit.

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Teaching Notes: On Why Jesus Came

The sermons and lessons that have been and will be preached and taught about Jesus Christ must number in the hundreds of millions, if not billions. Jesus is our life and light, our heart and soul, our reason and purpose, our hope and goal.

In our last Teaching Notes we looked at Jesus Christ as the Second Person of the Trinity. We now look at why He came to earth from Heaven.

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Teaching Notes: On Jesus Christ

In our last Teaching Notes, we looked at the Bible’s teaching about the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God the Father is often referred to as the First Person of the Trinity, yet the New Testament is quite clear that God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are Co-Equal with God the Father.

We turn now to the Second Person of the Trinity in this continuing series of Teaching Notes from the 1970’s.

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What Now? (Part Two)

The United States has new leadership in the White House and the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. Each change came after serious disagreements and with strong words. Many people on both sides of the pond are pleased by these changes, while many others are dismayed. What now?

We are looking for answers through the lens of Christianity – how Jesus Christ sees life and its challenges. In the first part of this series, we looked at the Christian response to modern challenges from a positional perspective. In the second part, we will look at the Christian response from a practical perspective. How should Christians live out Christianity in a changing world?

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What Now? (Part One)

Whether you live in the United States or the United Kingdom, you may be wondering “what now?” Whether it’s President Trump or Brexit, things are changing. Whether you voted Republican or Democrat, things are changing. Whether you voted to leave the European Union or stay in the EU, things are changing. If you live in other countries around the world, you may also be facing changes that are very challenging. So, we ask, what now?

Lest you think this is going to be a political post that favors one candidate or party over another, I invite you to read a post published during the Presidential Primary season a year ago – How To Choose The Best Leader For A Nation.

I’d like to address this from the Christian worldview, since that is what I believe to be true and lasting. I realize that if you have a different worldview you may not agree with some of what I’m going to share, so please share your thoughts with me in the Comment (Reply) section below and we can discuss our differences. Talking about our differences can be highly constructive, especially if we treat each other with gentleness and respect.

The first part of this series will be positional in nature. The second part will be practical. Our hope and prayer is that both will be helpful to the conversations we are having with family and friends during these challenging times.

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Teaching Notes: On The Holiness Of God

God’s name is found thousands of times in the Bible – as well it should be. The Bible reveals what God wants us to know about Him and what He is doing in Heaven and on earth.

In a previous Teaching Note we saw that God is Solitary, Supreme and Sovereign. We also know from Scripture that God is Eternal, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Immutable, Love, Good, Righteous, Just, and Merciful.

God created a host of beings called “angels” who serve Him in Heaven. They sing this song to God – “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” (Isaiah 6:3) God also created beasts full of eyes before and behind who stand before God in Heaven and say – “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”

The Holiness of God is a powerful theme, both in Heaven and on earth.

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