• The Spirit Who Makes Us Holy

    1 Thessalonians 4:3

    Practically speaking, probably the most important thing to know about the Holy Spirit is that He is at work in making us holy. If you are discouraged this day regarding your sanctification, know that if you are in Christ, the ...Read More

  • When the Spirit Baptizes Us

    Acts 1:8

    One problem with believing that some believers do not have the Holy Spirit is that it creates a two-class system of Christianity and divides the body. Not all of us are at the same stage of spiritual growth, but all ...Read More

  • The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

    Luke 3:15–17

    If you are a Christian, you have been baptized with the Holy Spirit and have been empowered for ministry. Thus, if you know what your gifts are, you are responsible to use them for the benefit of others. If you ...Read More

  • The Sovereign Regenerating Spirit

    Ephesians 2:1–10

    To believe that regeneration precedes faith is to believe that salvation is ours apart from any of our works. We believe only because God the Holy Spirit enables us to believe and guarantees that we believe. If we want to ...Read More

  • The Holy Spirit and Courage

    John 14:27b

    The Holy Spirit is with His people to give them courage. Therefore, the question for us is whether we will follow His lead and do what is right even when we are afraid. Let us not look to ourselves for ...Read More

  • Scars of Sanctification

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  • The Holy Spirit and Beauty

    Exodus 35:30–35

    One of the ramifications of the Holy Spirit’s enabling people to create beauty is that the church can encourage artists to create beauty for the glory of God. We rightly prize the gifts of teaching and preaching, but we should ...Read More

  • The Spirit Who Proceeds

    John 14:26

    Getting our language about God right is crucial for handing down the faith once delivered to the saints. While we do not know exactly what it means that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, we confess this ...Read More

  • God the Holy Spirit

    Genesis 1:1–2

    It is easy for us to think of the Spirit as an impersonal force and somehow less than God. In fact, many cults affirm just that. However, the Bible teaches us clearly that the Spirit is God and we are ...Read More

  • Sovereign over Satan

    John 14:29–31

    Satan has a measure of influence over this sinful world. He has this influence only by God’s permission, for authority in this world is not rightfully his. He did not possess it before the fall. Knowing that God is sovereign ...Read More

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