All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
This collection of essays and sermons by prominent Presbyterian leaders and theologians examines the doctrine of the Holy Spirit and its application for the church today. Divided into three sections, the book explores the four central affirmations of the third article of the Nicene Creed, considers contemporary issues related to the renewed interest in the Holy Spirit, and presents relevant sermons on the Holy Spirit. Topics include the Holy Spirit and the prophets, the Holy Spirit in baptism, the contemporary relevance of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit in spiritual formation.