Seven Steps to Walking the Spiritual Walk
This article gleans insights from Romans 8 on how believers can grow in the Holy Spirit.
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This article gleans insights from Romans 8 on how believers can grow in the Holy Spirit.
This article is about the Holy Spirit as the breath of God. The author discusses the Holy Spirit in creation and new creation, John 20:22, Pentecost, and the Holy Spirit and the inspiration of Scripture.
This article is an overview on the work of the Holy Spirit. It discusses the work of the Spirit in creation, in the virgin birth of Christ, and in the believer.
Why was it for the disciples' advantage that Jesus go away and send the Holy Spirit as helper (John 16:7)? This article explains that the Spirit would come to work in the church through the Word, to bind the church to the Christ of the past and the future.
Of the three persons of the Trinity, God the Holy Spirit is often viewed as mysterious, hard to understand. This people looks to show from Scripture the relationship of the Spirit to the Father and the Son, as well as the Spirit's role in the works of God.
How can we know that we are saved? This article is about the assurance of faith, that it comes through the word of the gospel.
The work of the Holy Spirit in relation to the local church is that he creates the local church, animates it, brings order within it, and causes growth. These are principle taught from 1 Corinthians 12-1 Corinthians 14 on the work of the Holy Spirit in the local church. This is what the article explains.
This article describes the relationship between the Word and the Spirit in working out salvation for believers.
This is the third article of a three part series discussing how Christian believers are led by the Holy Spirit. In this article the author looks at the path of sanctification and that He leads us in hope and confidence.
This is the second article of a three part series discussing how Christian believers are led by the Holy Spirit. This article looks at the complete control of the Spirit in leading the believer.
This is the first article of a three part series discussing how Christian believers are led by the Holy Spirit. This article looks at who is led by the Spirit, what is the goal of the leading of the Spirit, and when does the Spirit lead the believer.
This article is about the Holy Spirit who gives life and new life (regeneration), who works in creation and new creation. This is also the Spirit who enlightens us and leads us in all truth. He is called the Preserver and Realizer of God's work.
What should we believe about the work of the Holy Spirit? Here are ten things you need to know.
What is the work of the Holy Spirit today? This article answers questions related to the Holy Spirit and Christian experience, the voice of God today, the location of the work of God today, and where we can see signs and wonders.
The work of the Holy Spirit in salvation is both efficacious and irresistible. The Spirit does not just offer life as the Arminians claims; the Spirit gives life.
This article reflects on the saying that starts off with, "The Spirit led me to..." The author shows that this is typically used as a seal of authority, and thus ultimately goes astray, since our authority today is the Word of God.
John 14:16-17 explains the importance of the work of the Holy Spirit in counselling. This article explains how this is so by referring to the Holy Spirit as the One who dwells in us, as the Comforter and as the truth teacher.
This article explains the illumination of the Holy Spirit when the Scriptures are read or heard. They cannot be properly understood without him.
This article demonstrates through the narration of an incident in the life of a preacher that a sinner cannot come to repentance and conversion except by the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
This article considers what it means to have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us. The Spirit works to build up the church, and provide his people with gifts for serving each other. The article ends with a summary of the Bible's teaching on how we are to live as temples of the Spirit.
This article describes the identity and activity of the Holy Spirit. It provides a number of Scripture texts that outline the activities of the Spirit.
This article stresses the need for the Spirit to accompany the Word.
What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the interpretation of Holy Scripture? This is a topic that is related to the contextualization of the gospel in new situations and cultures. According to Pinnock the work of the Spirit in illuminating the Scriptures is underemphasized in theological literature. He sees it as part of a proper hermeneutical theory. He offers a number of ideas to further the consideration of the topic.
What is the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation? This question is answered in this article by looking at the work of the Holy Spirit in total depravity, election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of saints.
How can Scripture be understood? To understand the Bible we need the Holy Spirit. From John 16:13 this article distinguishes the work of the Holy Spirit in inspiration and illumination, to show how He guides us in Bible reading.
Having spiritual understanding is the work of the Holy Spirit. It is this work of illumination that this article explains.
To believe that the Bible is God's Word is through the illumination of the Holy Spirit. How does the Holy Spirit do this? This article explains.
Without God's revelation of His truth, we would not know Him. In addition, man in his fallen nature cannot know God and he opposes God's truth. To know God as He is revealed in the word requires the work of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the preaching of the word is dependant upon the work of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit indwells the believer. What does this indwelling of the Spirit mean? This article shows that the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer is essential for the maintenance of the spiritual life, spiritual understanding, obedience to God, assurance of salvation and love for God. The Holy Spirit was working this in believers even in the Old Testament.
Is the Holy Spirit working in this church? This article gives fourteen signs of the Holy Spirit from Acts 2 which should characterize the church of God.
This article looks at the work of the Holy Spirit in the context of John 14 to John 16. The Holy Spirit is our Helper, He leads us to Christ, and through Him the Son and the Father dwell in us.
This article considers what is the anointing, or unction, of the Holy Spirit.
This article wants to consider the basic understanding of the Holy Spirit and its unity underlying the testimony of Luke and the apostle Paul.
Chapter 1 is a study about the person and work of the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit.
Revival is God's work in his timing, based on the truth of his Word. This is what the article explains.
This article looks at the relationship between revival and reformation. It argues that the two are interwoven and are dependent on God. It argues this point by looking at revival and reformation within the Bible and church history.
In the two short chapters of Part 3, Thorn deals with the work of the Holy Spirit in indwelling and regenerating believers.
This article is a biblical survey of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
The work of the Spirit as explained in the Pastoral Epistles is examined in this article. The author takes a look at a number of texts that call our attention to the work of the Spirit in prophecy, ministry, and renewal; e.g. 1 Timothy 1:18, 1 Timothy 4:1, 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:14, Titus 3:5.
How is an emphasis on the Word of God to take into account the activity of the Spirit? What is the relationship between the Word and Spirit? To these and other questions the article turns.
This article considers the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing about change in peoples' hearts. It examines this work through the lens of John 16:8-11.
The author begins by lamenting the lack of understanding the authority of the Holy Spirit in the church today. He mentions such things as formalism, dignified worship, respectability, and education as hindrances. Further, he surveys how the authority of the Spirit is seen to be part of the ministry of the Lord Jesus and involved in the life of a believer.
What role does the Holy Spirit play in the regeneration of a sinner? Further, how is this Spirit the gift of God to us in and through Jesus Christ? This article considers these questions.
What is the connection between the ascension of Christ and the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost? The church fathers made use of the antithesis between descent and ascent, often found in Scripture, for their understanding of the relationship between Christ's ascension and the coming of the Spirit.
Saucy writes from the conviction that understanding the Holy Spirit is important for understanding the aims and means of the kingdom of God in the present age. His starting point is that the Holy Spirit is directly related to the manifestation of the kingdom in this world.
The Holy Spirit and spirituality are two key aspects frequently noted in theological discussions. Wood finds it profitable to reconsider the approach of Martin Luther to these two themes in theology. He indicates the importance of the Holy Spirit in Luther's theology and the role of the Spirit in Luther's piety and experience of faith.
In this essay, Gaffin identifies and reflects on those viewpoints in the apostle Paul's teaching on the Holy Spirit that are dominant. His conviction is that Paul's teaching on the Spirit is focused on the centre of his theology, which is Christology.
This article is helpful in appreciating recent formulations of dispensational theology that have abandoned the dilemmas held by traditional dispensationalism concerning a both/and view of the fulfillment of the biblical covenants.
The way the doctrine of the Holy Spirit functioned at the time of writing is explored. Aspects considered include the relation between the Holy Spirit and man's spirit, and the relation between the Holy Spirit and Scripture.
In Romans 8:26 Paul compares the ministry of the Holy Spirit in helping Christians in their weakness to something he had written earlier. He uses the comparative adverb "hosautos." There is no consensus among interpreters as to the subject of the comparison. This article makes a proposal: Paul is comparing the Spirit’s ministry in verse 26 to the Spirit’s ministry in verse 16.