Names, Titles, and Work of the Holy Spirit

By Steven Koster

May 30, 2016

Our June Today devotionals will focus on the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity.

In my home congregation, we often recite The Apostles’ Creed during worship. Maybe you do as well. If you know that ancient Christian creed, you might recall that it briefly recites the basic beliefs of the Christian faith. This creed describes—among other important statements of faith—who God is: “God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,” “Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord,” and “The Holy Spirit.”

Dr. Kurt Selles, director of Back to God Ministries International (the parent organization of our ministry), wrote this month’s readings. This is the third Today he has written on the Trinity. The first two were “The Names of God” (May 2014) and “Names and Titles of Jesus” (February 2015). As a former educator, Kurt told us that he hopes these readings will be teaching tools as much as devotionals. It’s not hard to find lots of information about God the Father and Jesus Christ. But learning about the Holy Spirit can be more challenging.

If you’re interested in hearing more of Kurt’s thoughts as he wrote this Today, I encourage you to check out this brief audio interview.

Our prayer is that these readings about the Holy Spirit will make us more aware of this third person of the Trinity and His power in our everyday life. Think about it this way: not since the Apostles have most of us encountered the Father or Son directly, but the Holy Spirit is with us always. I certainly hope to know God’s Spirit better!

May you be refreshed, refocused and renewed in God’s Word!

About the author — Steven Koster

Rev. Dr. Steven Koster joined Back to God Ministries International in 2006 and soon launched ReFrame Media with a fresh vision for media and technology to build disciples and communities in Christ. During his time as Director of ReFrame, he also served as the Executive Editor of Today. Steven stepped down from these roles in 2019 as he felt led to focus on new challenges, including doctoral research and their family’s bed and breakfast in Grand Rapids. He and his wife Deb have three adult children and enjoy leading pre-marital counseling and marriage enrichment seminars. Steven continues to collaborate with Deb to produce our marriage and family ministry, Family Fire.

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