This post is part of our “THIS WE BELIEVE” series in conjunction with the “From the Desk” video bog. You can see the latest entry at the end of the post.
Article 6: We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
As we talked about on the “From the Desk” video blog earlier this week, the Holy Spirit is often under-emphasized in most churches today. Not necessarily because of intentional oversight, but in part because one of the primary roles of the Spirit is to Glorify Jesus Christ. As we look at how the songs we sing reflect the Statement of Faith, in this article in some ways when we are singing about the person and work of Jesus, we are in fact doing so in line with the working of the Spirit.
Additionally, when we sing songs about our conviction of Sin, our desire to be rejuvenated, our plea to have the truths of Scripture revealed to us…all these things are part of the work of the Holy Spirit, as it is God the Holy Spirit that convicts us of sin and empowers us to understand the words of scripture and to live according to the truths therein!
Two songs have come to mind as I’ve been thinking about how we reflect the work of the spirit this week. The first is “This I Believe” from Hillsong, where as we declare as a creed that we the church believe each of the powerful statements found in the song it all points to the climactic phrase at the end of the chorus “For I believe in the Name of Jesus.” The second song that came to mind was “Restore My Soul” from Vertical Worship. Its simple lines are a prayer to God the Holy Spirit to convict us of our sins and to be restored and rejuvenated. Give both of these a listen this week and comment below!
For His Glory,