The Apostles' Creed – Living with the Holy Spirit (Part 1)

If you’re a Christian you probably know that if there is one thing non-Christians don’t understand about Christianity, it’s the idea of the Holy Spirit. 

And if you’re not a Christian, you know that if there is one thing Christians don’t understand about Christianity, it’s the idea of the Holy Spirit. 

This week, we continue our series entitled The Apostles’ Creed.  In the first week, we talked about living with what you believe. What do you believe and why? Next we talked about living with God as Father, our daddy, which is mentioned 135 times in the New Testament (65 times by Jesus).                       

Last week, we turned to the idea of living with Jesus as Savior, and how He sees us not for what we are, but for what we will be through Him.

This week, we’re talking about living with the Holy Spirit.

First, let’s review the Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again;
He ascended into heaven,
He is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
and He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Now let's turn to the book of Acts.

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 2:1-4  

They all began speaking in other tongues. That must have been a sight. According to the bible, those looking on said, “They’re drunk.” Peter refutes it, saying, “Hey, it’s only 9 in the morning.”

But it begs two questions. Who is the Holy Spirit? And what does the Holy Spirit do?