The Holy Spirit

            The Holy Spirit is called the Holy Spirit for the simple reason that He is holy and that He is a spirit.  We can find references to the person of the Holy Spirit from all of the sections of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  There is a...

The Divinity of Christ

            Central to the message of the Bible is the message of the redeemer of the world.  From the very beginning of the sin of man, God has given us that great promise of deliverance and yet from the very promise of the Savior of the world coming...

The Trinity

            Looking at the doctrine of the Trinity is not a merely academic exercise.  It is not merely for the education or edification of the saint that God makes His triune nature clearly revealed in the Scriptures, but it is fundamental to the...

A Brief History of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

One of the sad commentaries on the history of the Church is the lack of understanding that there is in relation to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.  While throughout the history of the Church the place and the understanding of the Father and of the...

The Holy Spirit in the Millennium

The Holy Spirit in Restraining Sin Of all of the dispensations the millennium will be by far the greatest time to be alive before the eternal final dwelling place that we as Christians will be a part of.  From the Scriptures we can understand that...

The Holy Spirit in the Tribulation

The Neglect of this Doctrine In eschatology there are three different main fields of viewing the End of Days.  The Postmillennialist and Amillennialist positions necessarily view the work of the Holy Spirit much as they would view the Holy Spirit...

Conditions for the Filling of the Spirit

From the Scriptures we can find three different conditions for the Filling of the Holy Spirit in the lives of us as believers. We can read in 1 Thessalonians 5:19 that we are commanded, “Do not quench the Spirit.” Ephesians 4:30 adds, “And do not...

Permanent Spiritual Gifts

When looking at the gifting of the Holy Spirit in the lives of us as believers it is important for us to take a good look at the main sections of Scripture which discuss the spiritual gifts which we have as believers:   Having gifts that differ...

The Nature of Spiritual Gifts

Importance of Spiritual Gifts Understanding spiritual gifts is important to be able to come to an understanding of the relation of the Holy Spirit to the daily life of the believer.  Sometimes people have been prone to not give the Holy Spirit any...

The Sealing of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Seal From the New Testament we get the picture of the Holy Spirit as the seal of the salvation of we who believe in the Gospel of Christ.  It is said in the New Testament that not only has the Holy Spirit given us the...

The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

Indwelling of the Holy Spirit Universal Among Christians One of the most comforting aspects of the Age of Grace that we live in for us Christians is the promise that we have of the indwelling Holy Spirit within us.  This is a promise that extends...

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Prevailing Confusion of Opinion How the baptism of the Holy Spirit is looked at depends in large part upon how we view the condition of the Church.  And whether we are counting those who are inside the physical walls of the Church as part of the...

Regeneration

Importance of Regeneration             The doctrine of the regeneration of man is essential to understand in order to be able to effectively communicate the meaning of the Gospel.  It is thus a very important subject to study.  And there are a lot...

From Theory to Practice

            Whenever preparing for sermons based on the New Testament is important to be able to look back to the original languages at all points that the Pastor can in order to really get a good flavor for the Bible as closely as the Pastor can. ...

Developing Your Exegetical Skills

            It has never been easy to read the Greek New Testament for English speakers.  For those few who have mastered the Koine Greek of the New Testament it is only after thousands of very tiresome hours of study that this has been made...

The Nature and Task of Greek Exegesis

            The Church does not exist simply to speak about an abstract morality.  Without the Bible, the Church descends into merely preaching the zeitgeist or spirit of the age that even the atheism of Richard Dawkins could provide.  But the Church...

Off The Shelf and Into Yourself

            It’s hard to overemphasize the power of military adventures in the history of mankind.  The awesome power of the sword and of bullets and of nuclear bombs cannot be denied.  However, far more powerful than all of the guns in all of the...

You and your Greek New Testament

It takes a lot of effort to learn how to read and translate a new language.  And Greek is notorious for being a hard language with a completely new text to us familiar with the Latin characters.  When I first began studying Greek, it didn’t take me...