Who Is He? Some Reflections on the Person of the Holy Spirit

Is the Holy Spirit an “it” or a “he”? This article addresses the question, and shows by Scripture that we need to regard and speak of the Spirit as a person. It explores the biblical data on the Spirit as a person in the Godhead. It considers some of the Spirit’s divine attributes. The author rounds out the discussion by considering just how personal the Spirit is—how he brings us the Father—and how we should set the affection of our hearts on him.

The Holy Spirit and Reformed Spirituality – The Spirit and the Word Incarnate: John Owen's Trinitarian Christology

How should we understand biblical texts that speak of development and struggle in the life of Jesus Christ? Luke 2:40, 52, for example, speak of Jesus growing and maturing, and increasing in favour with both God and man. Hebrews makes it clear that the dynamism of Christ’s life is essential to his role as the believer’s heavenly high priest (Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 5:14-16).

Anointed with the Spirit and Power – The Spirit and Israel's Leaders

Chapter 1 traces the work of the Holy Spirit empowering the leaders of Israel in the Old Testament. Leaders noted are Joseph (Genesis 39:1ff.), Bezalel (Exodus 35:1–39:43), Moses and the seventy elders (Numbers 11:1–35), Joshua (Numbers 27:15–23), Othniel, Gideon, Jephthah, and Samson (Judges 3:1–16:31), Saul (1 Samuel 9:1–16:23), and David (1 Chronicles).

Overcoming Sin and Temptation – Life in the Midst of Battle: John Owen's Approach to Sin, Temptation, and The Christian Life

This chapter is an introduction to John Owen and his most important works on sanctification. Sanctification meant for Owen that Christians are called to learn the art of battle. To fight the battle of faith Owen wants his readers to understand the nature of sin, the complexity of the human heart, and the goodness and provision of God.

The Holy Spirit: Spirit of the Father and the Spirit of the Son

This article looks at what the Nicene Creed confesses about the Holy Spirit as God. The author specifically discusses the question whether the Holy Spirit is also the Spirit of the Son (the Spirit of Jesus Christ) and what this entails. He also looks at the difference between the Western church and Eastern church and the schism in 1054 A.D.