"The Father's Gift: Holy Spirit" (Everyday Doctrine & Everyday Devotion)

 After spending time on the Father and the Son, this week we turn our attention to God the Holy Spirit. Depending on one's background and experience, no member of the trinity comes with more baggage and misunderstanding. In order to more fully explore the person and work of the Holy Spirit, we turn to Jesus' words in John 14. In the hours before his arrest and crucifixion, Jesus shared some of the most clear and helpful teaching on the Spirit who was shortly to come. If we take the words of Scripture to be true, then the Holy Spirit is the best gift given by a Father who gives an abundance of good gifts. May we not only unveil the Spirit's role, but also come to enjoy the fullness of His power and presence.