The Holy Spirit, His Ministry, and the Preacher of God (Part 2)
The Holy Spirit, His Ministry, and the Preacher of God (Part 1)
The Holy Spirit as Spirit of Judgment
Can You Trust the Gospel?
The Relation Between Word and Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit — the Spirit of the Father and the Spirit of the Son
God in Motion
Should We Worship and Pray to the Holy Spirit?
Is it proper to worship and pray to the Holy Spirit? The article provides a biblical answer to the question.
The Work of the Spirit That Anticipates the Future
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.
How Is the Holy Spirit Our Helper?
John 16:7 tells us that the Holy Spirit is our our helper or comforter (paraclete). This article reflects on what this means for the church.
How Is the Holy Spirit Different from the Father and the Son?
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.
The Preacher, Sermon Preparation, and the Holy Spirit
Does waiting until later in the week for sermon preparation reflect a greater reliance upon the Holy Spirit? This article engages with this notion, explaining that the Spirit is equally present and active at all times during the week.
The Spirit in Bezalel
What Does the Spirit Do Today?
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.
A Temple of the Holy Spirit
The Gift of the Holy Spirit
Knowing God from His Word and through the Holy Spirit
The Spirit of Christmas The Holy Spirit in the conception of Christ
God's Harvest Act 2 and the Sprit-filled
Not Alone Jesus' going means God's people will never be deserted
Preaching and Witness of the Spirit
Who Is He? Some Reflections on the Person of the Holy Spirit
The Paraclete – His Person and His Work
2 Peter 1:21 – The Spirit and Scripture
1 Thessalonians 4:8 – The Spirit and Our Sanctification
2 Corinthians 3:8 – The Spirit and the Special Offices
1 Corinthians 2:12 – The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation
Romans 8:26, 27 – The Spirit as Intercessor
Romans 8:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:5 – The Spirit as Firstfruits and Guarantee
Romans 8:15 – The Spirit of Sonship
Acts 2:33 – The Outpouring of the Spirit
John 14:16 – The Spirit as Counsellor
John 3:5 – Born of the Spirit
Matthew 3:16b – Jesus Baptized with the Spirit
Joel 2:28a – The Promised Holy Spirit
Psalm 104:30 – The Spirit Gives Life
1 Samuel 16:13b – The Spirit Qualifies
Exodus 31:3 – The Spirit Gives Gifts
Genesis 1:2b - The Spirit and Creation
Revelation 22:17 – The Spirit and the Bride
Ephesians 5:18 – Filled with the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 1:13-14 – Sealed with the Holy Spirit
Romans 8:26-27 – The Spirit of Intercession
Romans 8:16 – The Inward Testimony of the Holy Spirit
Romans 8:14 – Led by the Spirit
Acts 7:51-53 – The Spirit Resisted
Acts 2:41-42 – Growth Through the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:17-18 – The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
John 16:8-11 – The Holy Spirit and the World
John 14:16-17a – The Holy Spirit Given as the Other Counsellor
John 3:3-5 – Born of the Spirit
Matthew 3:16-17 – The Spirit and the Lord Jesus
Isaiah 63:11, 14 – The Holy Spirit and Israel
Psalm 139:7 – The Omnipresent Spirit
Psalm 104:30 – The Spirit and the Earth
Genesis 1:2 – The Holy Spirit and Creation
Ephesians 4:30 – “Grieve Not”
Sin grieves the Holy Spirit, for it works contrary to the work of the Spirit. This article shows you how this is so by looking at the sins that grieve the Holy Spirit, from Ephesians 4:30.
Parenting in the Spirit
This article explains how it is the Holy Spirit who is the divine agent for renewing the family. So the author urges parents to be diligent in prayer, and demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit.
The Covenant and the Holy Spirit
The Spirit’s Life-Giving Work: Not Merely a Moral Advising
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.
The Function of "Likewise" (Osautos) in Romans 8:26
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.
Pray for the Holy Spirit
Spirit Guide: The Lord's Leading in the Cessationist's Life
What are you to make of a Christian's claim that God led them to do something? This article considers what we are permitted to say concerning the leading of the Holy Spirit in our life.
Spirit and Spirituality in Luther
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.
What Cessationism Is Not
This article offers four clarifications of what cessationism is not: it is not anti-supernatural, not founded on one's interpretation of "the perfect" in 1 Corinthians 13:10, not an attack on the person or work of the Holy Spirit, and not a product of the Enlightenment.
The Holy Spirit
In this article, the author carefully describes the Holy Spirit. The author touches on such important aspects as his personality, divinity, and relationship in the order of the Trinity (that is, his procession from the Father and the Son).
The Spirit's Illumination
This article explains the illumination of the Holy Spirit when the Scriptures are read or heard. They cannot be properly understood without him.
The Work of the Holy Spirit in Our Salvation
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.
The Amazing Signs of Pentecost’s Fulfilment
The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2 was accompanied by the sound from heaven, tongues of fire, and the speaking of different languages. This article explains the significance of these signs.
The Spirit Within
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.
The Spirit-Filled Man
This article considers the emphasis in the writings of Luke on the role of the Holy Spirit in the ministry of the Lord Jesus.
How does the Old Testament prepare us to understand the Holy Spirit in the New Testament? This article weighs in, revealing the kinds of expectations that first-century Jews should have had.
Seven Steps to Walking the Spiritual Walk
This article gleans insights from Romans 8 on how believers can grow in the Holy Spirit.
Personal Actions of the Holy 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.
Communing with the Holy Spirit
This article outlines what communion with the Holy Spirit looks like, as well as its result.
Holy Spirit: The Only Effectual Reformer
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 Holy Spirit and the World
The Ascension of Jesus and the Descent of the Holy Spirit in Patristic Perspective: A Theological Reading
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.
The Role of the Holy Spirit in Evangelistic Preaching
This article considers the work of the Holy Spirit upon the preacher, in both his preparation and delivery of the sermon.
The Spirit's Anointing, Practically Stated
This article considers what is the anointing, or unction, of the Holy Spirit.
Regnum Spiriti: The Role of the Spirit in the Social Ethics of the Kingdom
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.
What a Wonder!
Isn't a wonder to know that the Holy Spirit dwells in you? This article explains that this knowledge should be the source of assurance, hope, and motivation.
The Bridegroom’s Friend
Preaching the Word in the Power of the Holy Spirit
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
The Church and the Holy Trinity: The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit
The Christian and the Holy Spirit
“Life-Giving Spirit” – Probing the Centre of Paul's Pneumatology
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.
The Spirit in the Present Age: Preliminary Fulfillment of the Predicted New Covenant according to Paul
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 Role of the Spirit in Interpretation
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.
The Work of the Holy Spirit upon the Church
The Work of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus Christ
A Catechism on the Holy Spirit
Luke and Paul: A Theology of One Spirit from Two Perspectives
This article wants to consider the basic understanding of the Holy Spirit and its unity underlying the testimony of Luke and the apostle Paul.
The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Salvation: A Brief Overview of the Spirit's Role in the Doctrine of Grace
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.