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The second article. The Son.
-Notice the second article is much longer than the first. It covers pretty much everything about Jesus. Why does it go into such detail about Jesus?
-What does Jesus do for us?
-What do we do for him? Or rather, what is there that we could possibly do?
-One person at our weekly gathering was surprised how much attention the second article receives over the first article, marveling at all that God creates. Why might Christians give so much attention to Jesus the Son over the Father?
- “He has done all this in order that I may belong to him.” What's that mean for you today?
-For most people, saying that God is triune makes some sense. But when the gospels go on to describe that God the Son was born into our messy world as one of us, people start taking issue. How is it that God would (or could) break that divide between God and creation?
The Third article. The Holy Spirit.
-Where does faith come from, according to Luther?
-How often do Lutherans talk about the Holy Spirit? What about in other Christian traditions?
-If you had to guess, why don't we as Lutherans talk much about the Holy Spirit?
-Take a closer look at the three articles of the creed. Notice how each article describes the actions of each identity of the trinity. What actions are attributed to the Holy Spirit? How does Luther help us to understand this better?
-Talking about other Christian traditions – Why do we say “catholic”? The word catholic means “universal,” not referring specifically to Roman Catholic church.
-What makes the church different from civic groups or societies?