The Trinity

The Trinity, One God in three distinct Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - is the foundation of the Christian faith and life.

What Are Spiritual Gifts?

Spiritual gifts are concrete expressions of God’s grace, manifested by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, in order to enable us to serve others in love. Read More...

A Thriving Growth

Luke describes the early church as thriving with continuous growth as it is strengthened by the Spirit through the means of grace to fulfill the Great Commission -  even in the face of severe opposition. Read More...

A Thriving Power

A thriving church must be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to know and accomplish God's call. Read More...

The Law and the Spirit in Sanctification

Because our sin has short-circuited God’s Law, our progress in sanctification comes by the power and ministry of the Spirit. Read More...

The Life of Freedom in the Spirit

Our life of freedom in the Spirit is one of personal responsibility and mutual care, looking forward to our final reward. Read More...

Keeping In Step with the Spirit

As those made alive by the Spirit, we must keep in step with the Holy Spirit, developing a close, personal relationship with Him. Read More...

Walking by the Spirit

The Spirit enables us to live a Christ-like life, helping us to overcome the flesh in a way the law never could. Read More...

Called To Be A Witness

Everyone who is in Christ and filled with the power of the Holy Spirit has been called to be a witness to our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Read More...

The Spirit and the World

The Spirit has been sent to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, so that it may be drawn to Christ. Read More...

Christ and the Moral Aspect of the Law

The moral law finds its focus and fulfillment in Christ, Who perfectly displayed the character of God, delivered us from the curse of the law, and enables us to fulfill the Law by His Spirit. Read More...

Question and Answer Session on the Holy Spirit

This is a question and answer session on the series The Holy Spirit - God's Empowering Presence. A variety of questions on topics such as guidance, unusual manifestations, and spiritual gifts were discussed. Read More...

The Gift of Prophecy

God gives His people the gift of prophecy, the ability to give a spontaneous word from God, which can edify, exhort, and comfort believers, and convict unbelievers.

The Gift of Tongues for Public Use

When spoken for others to hear in public worship, tongues must be interpreted so that others may benefit from the prayer, blessing, and praise to God. Read More...

The Gift of Tongues for Private Prayer

The main use of the gift of tongues is for private worship and prayer, and as we use this gift we are built up in our faith so that we can serve God and others.

What is the Gift of Tongues?

The gift of tongues is the enablement of believers by the Holy Spirit to speak in a language they have not learned & do not understand. Read More...

Transformed by the Holy Spirit

Christians live in the New Covenant, and are being progressively transformed by the Spirit into the image of God as we consistently behold His glory. Read More...

Led by the Spirit

The Holy Spirit leads God's children by revealing God's will in Scripture, enabling us to understand, giving us a desire to follow, and empowering us to obey. Read More...

The Way of Wisdom: Making Decisions in God's Will

We are called to make decisions based on wisdom, which obeys God's revealed will in Scripture and applies the principles of God's Word to all of life. Read More...

What is God's Will for My Life?

God's will for my life is not an obscure set of choices that I must divine using various methods, but His revealed plan & commands as found in the Scripture.

The Two Aspects of God's Will

God's will refers to both His secret plan to work everything in conformity with His purposes, and His revealed commands for how we are to live. Read More...

Filled With the Holy Spirit

Christians are called to be constantly filed with the Holy Spirit, living lives under His control. Read More...

Is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit a "Second Blessing"?

The baptism in the Holy Spirit, while theologically distinct from regeneration and justification, occurs at the same time -- when we become believers in Christ. Read More...

What Happens When We Are Baptized in the Holy Spirit?

When we were baptized in the Holy Spirit, we were initiated into the New Covenant, placed into the Church, given spiritual gifts, and empowered to be Christ’s witnesses. Read More...

What is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promised experience of the Spirit being poured out, coming upon, and filling God’s New Covenant people.

The Glorious New Covenant Ministry of the Spirit

In the New Covenant the ministry of the Spirit in believers is much more personal, internal, and powerful than it was under the Old Covenant. Read More...

The Gifts of the Spirit

Spiritual gifts are concrete expressions of God's grace, manifested by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, given to each believer in order to strengthen the church and enable us to serve others in love. Read More...

The Fruit of the Spirit

The Spirit is at work in believers to enable them to resist the desires of their fallen nature and to be conformed to Christ. Read More...

The Spirit and the Church

The Spirit is working to join us to the Church to be the place where God dwells.

The Spirit and Jesus

The Spirit has been sent by Jesus to testify to Christ, and to enable us to point others to Jesus as well.

The Spirit of Creation and Redemption

The Spirit was active in both our creation and redemption, and in His ongoing work in our lives He is restoring God's original intent for creation and our place within it. Read More...

The Spirit, the Word, and the Means of Grace

God wants to fill His people with His Spirit and this is primarily done as we consistently participate in faith with the means of grace He has ordained for His people.

The Person of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. He indwells us personally, and this gives us the unique ability to know and experience his presence on a continual basis. Therefore, it is important that we come to know this person, who is God. Read More...

The Holy Spirit: The Empowering Presence of God

The Holy Spirit is the Empowering Presence of God Himself, sent to grant wisdom, power, gifts, and character from the Holy Trinity to the people of God. Read More...

God is Holy

God is holy, calls us to be holy, and has given us his Holy Spirit so that we can be holy. Read More...

The Founding of the Church at Phillipi (Part 2)

God sovereignly works by His Spirit to draw people from all backgrounds to Himself, and to sustain our joy even in times of suffering. Read More...

The Founding of the Church at Philippi (Pt. 1)

As he arrived at Philippi Paul had survived conflict, been strengthened by new partners, and was guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Read More...

Living by the Spirit in the Now But Not Yet

Believers have been given the Holy Spirit, Who gives us a first taste of the coming age and is a guarantee that all the blessings God has promised will be given to us. Read More...

Authentic Faith and the Antichrist

We must resist this fallen world, remembering that authentic, eternal life and joy Is found in God, not in this fading evil order of illusion that is passing away. Read More...

Authentic Spirit of God

The mark of the Authentic Spirit of God is a biblical confession of Jesus Christ, and those indwelt by the Spirit of God overcome false spirits and confess the Jesus revealed in Scripture. Read More...

The Authentic Testimony of God

God has testified that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and only those who believe in Him have life. Read More...

The Power of God in the Obedience of Christians

Our life of humble obedience to God is not a historical accident but a foreordained and sure plan for sanctification that is patterned after Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Read More...
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