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...