Tag Archive: Holy Spirit

Jun 04

James Buchanan – The Work of the Spirit as the Spirit of Holiness

The general work of the Spirit of God consists of two parts — the regeneration of sinners, and the edification of his people. Under the latter, several special operations of his grace are included, which are distinctly mentioned in sacred Scripture, and which may be considered separately, as examples of the connection which subsists betwixt …

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Sep 02

John MacArthur – How Does the Spirit Work Through Scripture?

Most of the modern discussion about the Holy Spirit focuses on His supposedly ongoing miraculous and revelatory ministries. But despite what the charismatic church would have us believe, the Spirit is not revealing new truth and prophecies to God’s people today. Nor is He is deploying miraculous power at the whim of televangelist faith healers …

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Sep 06

James Buchanan – The Work of the Spirit in Renewing the Heart

We come now to consider that great change which is so frequently spoken of in Scripture under the various names of conversion, repentance, and regeneration; and which is described by the expressive figures of passing from darkness to light, and of rising from death to life. And that we may clearly understand wherein it properly …

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May 21

Louis Berkhof – The Operation of the Holy Spirit in General

A. TRANSITION TO THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. As already intimated in the preceding, in passing from Christology to Soteriology, we pass from the objective to the subjective, from the work which God accomplished for us in Christ and which is in its sacrificial aspect a finished work, to the work which He realizes …

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Nov 11

Michael Boling – Major Themes of John’s Gospel and Their Application

John provides the reader of his gospel with six major themes which, when understood within their context, have multifarious applications for the modern reader and to the body of Christ at large. The six major themes of the Gospel of John are God, the Christ, salvation, the Spirit, the new covenant community, and last things. …

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Dec 13

John Owen – Discourse Concerning the Holy Spirit

The apostle Paul, in the 12th chapter of his First Epistle to the Corinthians, directs their exercise of spiritual gifts which they had asked him about (among other things and emergencies). Here are the fixed words with which he prefaces his whole discourse: Verse 1, “Now, concerning spiritual gifts,” — pneumatika, or charismata as his …

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Sep 28

Michael Boling – The Holy Spirit as Explicated in the Gospel of John

THE HOLY SPIRIT AS EXPLICATED IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN INTRODUCTION The Gospel of John has long been recognized by scholars as a first rate work of theological acumen largely unequaled by the Synoptic accounts. As noted by theologian and author Andreas Kostenberger, “John’s Gospel towers over the Synoptics as the theological pinnacle of the …

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Jun 16

J. C. Ryle – Teaching about the Spirit (John 7:37-39)

On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’” (Now he said this about the Spirit, …

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Jun 11

Charles Spurgeon – The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

“While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the Word” Acts 10:44 THE BIBLE IS A BOOK of the Revelation of God. The God after whom the heathen blindly searched, and for whom reason gropes in darkness, is here plainly revealed to us in the pages of divine …

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Mar 09

Dave Jenkins – Charles Spurgeon on the Holy Spirit and Preaching

Charles H. Spurgeon’s understanding of the connection between the Holy Spirit, prayer and preaching can be paradigm shifting. His understanding of the connection between preaching and the ministry of the Holy Spirit is not new, but it does need to be brought to the forefront for the modern reader. John Broadus in On the Preparation …

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