THE HOLY SPIRIT – and the future (first fruits)

“Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” Today we will conclude our study on the Holy Spirit by considering ‘The Holy Spirit as Frist fruits. We...

THE HOLY SPIRIT – and the future (seal)

Continuing for where we finished yesterday, today we will conclude our study on the Holy Spirit by looking at how the Holy Spirit is our seal. The idea of the Holy Spirit as a seal (sphragis) is closely related to pledge (arrabon) which we considered yesterday. In all...

THE HOLY SPIRIT – and the future (pledge)

So far over the last 38 days we have been considering the work of the Holy Spirit in the past and more so in the present. Now however as we conclude our study on the Holy Spirit we must turn our attentions to the future, for a number of new testament passages suggest...

SPIRITUAL GIFTS / MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS

Today we will conclude our overview looking at examples of spiritual gifts. So far we have looked at the ministry gifts, the manifestation gifts and today we will consider the Motivational Gifts. The motivational gifts serve to reveal the personality of God and come...

SPIRITUAL GIFTS / MANIFESTATION GIFTS

Today we are continuing in what is almost a glossary of spiritual gift. The Gifts found in 1 Corinthians 12:7 are referred to as manifestation gifts (sometimes also charismatic gifts). The Greek word ‘phanerosis’ which is used here literally means ‘a clear display, an...

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