'Holy Spirit' Tagged Posts

'Holy Spirit' Tagged Posts

Concerning the Conscience

Despite the efforts of many to ignore bad behaviour by suppressing or explaining away guilt, it is important for us to be asking questions like, “why am I feeling guilty” or “why am I filled with shame?” By asking such questions we are attempting to get to the source of problems rather than simply shifting the blame and thus ignoring the problem.

Resources for Spiritual Growth – Part 2

What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? Some make this refer to an experience limited to a select few whereas others ignore its importance completely. What does it mean? The idea is that the believer’s life is to be under the control and direction of the Holy Spirit. This control leads to conduct that is in conformity to the word of God. To be filled with the…

Who are You? Sealed with the Spirit

In this post I will considering the final blessing the Christian needs to know about their identity. Of course, there are many more blessings we could consider, but this is the final one in the passage of our consideration (Eph. 1:3-14). What is this blessing? The Christian is sealed with the Holy Spirit (cf. 2 Cor. 1:22, Eph. 1:13-14 and 4:30). The basic meaning of the…

How to be Filled with the Spirit

In my previous post I discussed the meaning of being filled with the Spirit. The next question that I want to address is, how does the believer receive this filling? It is important to point out that the means in which one is “filled with the Spirit” (Eph. 5:18) has nothing to do with self-achievement, speaking in tongues, or being a part of some super-spiritual…

The Sinfulness of Sin

Nothing, I am convinced, will astonish us so much, when we awake in the resurrection day, as the view we shall have of sin and the retrospect we shall take of our own countless shortcomings and defects. Never till the hour when Christ comes the second time shall we fully realize the ‘sinfulness of sin’.

Does the Bible call Jesus God?

Photo Credit: © genotar1 – Fotolia.com One day, not long after I’d become a Christian, a Jewish friend of mine (not a believer), challenged me as follows. He argued that Jesus never called himself God and that the church had much later made Jesus into a god. He said that the Bible nowhere called Jesus God. Is that true? All good lies need an element of truth to…