A word, a verse, and a concept
The next thing we are going to look at is the ongoing ministry of the Holy Spirit to believers.
We have seen the one-time ministries of the Holy Spirit, such as Regeneration and the Baptism by the Spirit into Christ.
Now it’s time to look at the work that the Spirit is doing for the church every...
Three key passages on the New Man
Our two most recent blogs have been on the subjects of Regeneration, and the Baptism by the Spirit.
Some of the key Bible passages on these two subjects also referred to the subject we are going to consider now.
That subject is the New Man.
When we were born again and placed into Christ, we were...
The Baptism by the Spirit is another miraculous event that occurs the moment we believe in Christ.
It is performed for every believer without exception. It is performed once and never needs to be repeated.
This baptism by the Spirit is completely the work of God the Holy Spirit and we don’t do a thing to accomplish it.
For the past three weeks, we have examined all aspects of the work that Christ accomplished by His death on the cross. We ended up last week with the amazing thing that God the Father does for a person when they believe in Christ as their Savior. He declares them righteous forever, and that is called justification.
So now we are ready to look at the work that God the Holy Spirit...
This week, we will finish up our high-level look at subject of salvation.
We are going to revisit the five major aspects of the blood of Christ, what His death on the cross accomplished, only in more detail than last week.
Redemption, Expiation, Propitiation, Reconciliation, and Justification.
Redemption (in relation to...
Catching up on what we learned last week
Last week we began looking at the vital subject of salvation.
We shared the story of a king and his subjects, and we left off at the point where the king declared you a criminal. And the price on your head was the death of a prince.
He also declared you and your entire family to be at war with him. ...
Salvation: the big picture
One of the things I thought would be great about starting this blog was to use it to give people an overview and/or a refresher on the vital subjects of Christianity.
So starting with this article, I am going to be doing precisely that.
And a great way to start is with the subject of salvation.
This week my job is to...
Our emotional life
The fruit of the Spirit is joy –that’s Gal 5:22.
I take this to mean that the Spirit wants us to be joyful. Happy.
This is emotional as well as spiritual and rational.
Now, our emotional life is very different from our mental life.
In fact, our emotions carry on a life of their...