The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies will present a morning seminar on Saturday, April 10, from 9:00 to 1:00, on the theme of the Holy Spirit in Sacred Scripture, hosted by St. Peter Catholic Church here in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Mass will be offered at 8:15, followed by refreshments at 8:45, catered by The Harbor Coffeehouse.
The seminar will commence at 9:00 and will feature three talks, one by each of the Emmaus teaching staff, that consider the third person of the Trinity throughout sacred Scripture in light of three different starting points:
In “The Holy Spirit and the Creed: Recognizing the Spirit as ‘Lord’ and ‘Giver of Life’,” Chad Steiner will ask what it means for the Creed to use this Old Testament language in relation to the Holy Spirit, and whether the Creed has in mind for us to turn to the Old Testament to find the Holy Spirit there.
In “The Holy Spirit and the Church: Recovering the Power of Pentecost,” Joshua Burks will lead us through a close reading of the account of Pentecost in Acts 2, and examine the way a pattern was established for the outpouring of the Spirit on the community of faith that continues to the present.
In “The Holy Spirit and the Christian: Living the Transformed Life in Christ,” Vern Steiner will examine various passages to help us understand why it was to the “advantage” of the disciples for Jesus to “go away” so that he could send “the Helper” (John 16:7), and how that Helper continues to be of help to us even now.
A light lunch will be catered at 12:00 by Valentino’s, followed by a time of Q&A, reflection, and discussion about various points raised in the sessions until 1:00pm.
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