Review and Discuss
Quick Questions about the Holy Spirit, John Calvin, and Figuring out Denominations
When Jesus described the Holy Spirit as a comforter or advocate he was using words often applied to lawyers who stood next to their clients before a judge. How does this image relate to the Holy Spirit's relationship to us?
The Holy Spirit uses the Bible to shape us into the people God would have us be. Explain how this relates to those who study the Bible as a sociological and anthropological record and those who close their eyes and pick a verse at random to have the Holy Spirit speak to them. What are the problems with each way of relating to the Bible?
How does the Holy Spirit speak to you today and what do you think the Spirit is telling you? What is it telling our church?
In the Apostles Creed we affirm that we believe in "the holy catholic church." How does a Presbyterian church fit in that belief?
In the Study Catechism, you read about several ways that people could be described as needy. How is this shared neediness good for connecting us to other people? How does it keep us humble?