To many people “Christian doctrine” has little to do with real faith. That is understandable if they associate the word doctrine with dry sermons and dusty books.
In reality however, “Christian doctrine”, and even “theology”, are disciplines of thought that Christians developed in order to try to understand what God had done through Jesus Christ, and what God was doing in their lives. Perhaps, nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the Holy Spirit.
When you feel close to God, what is happening? Are you only experiencing a human emotion? Or are you encountering a “force”, like gravity? This week we will examine some of what it means that the Holy Spirit is a “person” and that when we feel the Spirit’s presence, we are communing with God Himself.
You may find the questions which are intended to accompany this week’s video here.
Speakers: Rev Robert Barnes (Mount Oak Fellowship of the UMC) and Dr. Stephen Seamands (Asbury Theological Seminary)
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