The Holy Spirit and Worship

Author: 
John B Logan

John Logan begins by considering some credal definitions of the Holy Spirit, with special mention of the filioque clause in early Ecumenical Councils. Constantinople says that the Holy Spirit is worshipped as part of the Trinity, in response to prophecy, as in Jesus. This is known in the worshipping community where however the Spirit is often incognito. Recognition comes in united worship, as at Pentecost, when Jesus is proclaimed as Lord. Ignoring the Spirit devalues worship, as we find in contemporary Service Books and Hymn Books. The New Testament evidence counters this deficiency, and so should our worship. The outworking of the Spirit is seen in mission, Christian Community and in individual lives.

Reference: 
Volume 06, Number 02 Nov 1976, p2
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