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I Believe the Holy Spirit Proceeds from the Father and the Son and Is to be Worshipped with the Father and Son

But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.

John 15:26

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The Holy Spirit is Related to the Father and Son

As we explored previously in our study, the idea of the Trinity speaks to the fact that God is three in one, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Scripture testifies that the Holy Spirit proceeds or comes from the Father and Son. In John 15:26, Jesus said the Advocate, or Holy Spirit, would be sent by the Father in the name of Jesus. In John 16, Jesus spoke of personally sending the Holy Spirit, and in Romans 8:9 the Holy Spirit is referred to as the Spirit of Christ. Galatians 4:6 reads, “And because we are God’s children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, ‘Abba, Father.’”

In this way, Scripture shows us that the Holy Spirit is sent by both the Father and the Son.

Like the Father and Son, the Holy Spirit is Worthy of Glory and Worship

In the third century, as the church was working out their understanding of theology, there was a debate about whether the Holy Spirit was truly God. Ultimately, the church confirmed that the orthodox or right belief was that the Holy Spirit is God and the Spirit is to be worshipped as God. Scripture passages like Matthew 28 helped lead the church to the understanding that the Holy Spirit is fully God. Matthew 28:19 is part of what we call the Great Commission. Jesus says to His followers, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (NIV). All believers are to be baptized in the threefold name of God. In this way, the Holy Spirit is seen as equal with the Father and the Son.

We also see this in 2 Corinthians 13:14. The apostle Paul wrote a benediction, or blessing, to the church in Corinth: “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are all set on equal standing together, one God worthy of all our worship.

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Why is it important to recognize the Holy Spirit is worthy of glory and worship?

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God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit three persons in one God, they are each there own person we can call upon but yet they are ONE GOD together. When we worship God we are actually worshiping the father son and holy spirit. It’s important because he is part of the Triune God. He leads us guides us directs us loves us comforts us he is there for us just as father and son are so he too is equally important and worthy. We can call upon them individually but they are all worthy of our praises. We can’t have father and son without the holy spirit, God sent his son to be with us and when he went to be with his father God sent his spirit to he with us. So we have never been and will never be alone. He too is just as important and again worthy of our praise.

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