Saturday, September 29, 2018

2018.09.29 Hopewell @Home ▫ Genesis 1:2

Questions for Littles: What part of the heavens and earth from v1 does v2 now focus upon? What two things describe the condition of the earth at that time? What was upon the face of the deep? Who was there? What was He doing?
In the Scripture for this week’s sermon, we meet the Holy Spirit.

Here, God is displaying His glory. And He is doing so especially in the Person and work of the Word, who is featured in the act of creation—God creating by His Word.

This is also what God does in redemption. He displays His Son, the exact imprint of His nature, the One in whom all the fullness of the godhead dwelt bodily, as the brightness of His own glory.

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has fully revealed Him.

And in both revelations of Himself in the Son—in creation and in redemption—God the Holy Spirit is the One who loves to bring about this display of the glory of Christ.

There He is in our text, hovering over the water—waiting, waiting, waiting for the Word to proceed from the Father, that He might immediately bring to effect whatever the Word has said.

And there He is in our lives, hovering over the Word—waiting, waiting, waiting as He brings us to read it, or brings us to hear it, or brings to hear it preached, that He might immediately work it into our hearts as into fertile soil and make the light of the knowledge of the glory of God shine in the face of Jesus Christ!

When God is going to create Man, He breathes His Spirit into his nostrils. When God is going to write His Word, He carries men along by His Spirit, so that every word is God-breathed (lit. Spirited). When God is going to create the world, it is His Spirit who hovers over the water to display the glory of God!
Who is the Holy Spirit, and if you are a Christian, what’s He doing in your life?
Suggested Songs: ARP8 “Lord, Our Lord” or TPH393 “Spirit of God, Dwell Thou within My Heart”

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