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Anne Bradstreet's The Flesh and the Spirit

- Anne Bradstreet's The Flesh and the Spirit "The Flesh and the Spirit" by Anne Bradstreet is basically a conversation between two "sisters"--the worldly body and the spiritual soul. Their heated argument concerns the value of life and what really matters in our human lives. The Flesh, who presents her side first, argues that the world offers pleasure, wealth, and fame to those who readily partake. Satisfaction for her is found in the reality of earthly possessions and the fulfillment of her desires....   [tags: Anne Bradstreet Flesh Spirit Essays]

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Conflict between Good and Evil in Bradstreet’s The Flesh and the Spirit

- Conflict between Good and Evil in Bradstreet’s The Flesh and the Spirit          A colonial Puritan minister, Thomas Shepard, nicely summarized the paradox of the Puritan religion when he noted that “The greatest part of Christian grace lies in mourning the want of it.”  Shepard suggests, in this passage, that good Christians should spend their days, indeed their entire lives, exploring and proclaiming their own depravity and sinfulness, their “want” of Christian grace.  Paradoxically, only this kind of a life could lead, ultimately, to the possibile attainment of God’s grace and thus entrance into heaven.  For the Puritans, such a formula posed a never-ending, internal conflict: good Ch...   [tags: Bradstreet Flesh and the Spirit Essays]

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Anne Bradstreet’s The Flesh and the Spirit

- Anne Bradstreet’s The Flesh and the Spirit SOUL: Oh, who shall from this dungeon raise A soul enslaved so may ways. With bolts of bones, that fettered stands In feet, and manacled in hands; Here blinded with an eye, and there Deaf with the drumming of an ear; A soul hung up, as 'twere, in chains Of nerves, and arteries, and veins; Tortured, besides each other part, In a vain head, and double heart. - Andrew Marvell "A Dialogue between the Soul and Body" (1621 - 1678) In "The Flesh and the Spirit" Anne Bradstreet, like Andrew Marvell, creates a "dialogue" between the Earth bound "Flesh/Body" and the Heaven raised "Spirit/Soul." However, while Marvell leaves amb...   [tags: Flesh]

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God 's Spirit Of God

- ... His Spirit is all-knowing, as it is mentioned in John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you” (NKJV). Also, He is all-powerful; Holy Spirit revealed this part of His nature through the angel who spoke to Mary “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” (NKJV, Luke 1:35)....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, God, Trinity]

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The Holy Spirit By Stanley M. Burgess

- ... The first would be consistent with the church fathers and is described as “conversion-initiation.” James D. G. Dunn explains it as the gift of the Holy Spirit given at Pentecost that seals the believer to become a follower of Christ. Stanley Horton further explains Dunn’s position as a belief in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as part of a package, grouped with salvation, but does not include speaking in tongues. Youngmo Cho explains the view of M. M. B. Turner on conversion-initiation by “the norm is not that the gift of the Spirit is given subsequent to conversion and salvation, but it is a conversion-initiation pattern in which conversional repentance/faith is crystalized in baptism, a...   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, New Testament]

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Killing The Flesh

- The principles revealed in this book are inspired truths geared towards teaching you from a biblical standpoint, on how to kill (crucify, mortify) the flesh. As we have learned, the flesh is represented as the carnal mind; it is the Adamic nature, or the old man in its unregenerate state. The carnal, worldly way of thinking separates the person from the spiritual things that consist of God. If one is to truly succeed and reap the benefits of eternal life, they must realize that it can only be achieved through the grace of God, by acknowledging and repenting of their sins....   [tags: Christianity]

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Pauls Understanding of Holy Spirit

- Coming to class today did you guys see anything beautiful. Maybe it was a car. Perhaps a work of art made of glass. Maybe it was jewelry or it is was a flower. If it is really beautiful, you tend to look at it from every direction to appreciate each aspect of it. It just feels good to take in all of the beauty, and satisfying to your senses. Well, I feel that way about the Holy Spirit, how the Holy Spirit leads in our life with an emphasis on His physical direction, how the Holy Spirit leads us spiritually is simply beautiful....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Romans 8]

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A Message On The Quality Of Spirit

- ... He made it clear that honesty in the industry is the way to keep customer and employee happiness high and avoid any legal trouble. As an employee of Fastenal I get first hand exposure to the transparent practices at Fastenal. For example I manage the inventory for a number of customers and it is up to me to be honest of what goes in the product bins and to make sure all the product they pay for is getting to the customer. It could be very easy to short the customer on product but since the company preaches honesty and transparency we always make sure to give the customer what they order....   [tags: Ethics, Employment, Business ethics, Morality]

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Glossolalia: A Gift of the Spirit

- Glossolalia: A Gift of the Spirit The ‘Gift of Tongues’ (Glossolalia) as described by many Christians in present day is said to be evident proof of the manifestation of the Holy Ghost in an individual. Although many outsiders see it as a new belief or ideology, Christians believe that it is not a new practice but rather a forgotten gift of the spirit given to the early church right after Jesus’ departure. Many believers provide proof of that by recalling the biblical event with the Apostles at the Pentecost, found in Acts 2 and also the twelfth chapter of the first Pauline letter to the Corinthians....   [tags: christians, gift of tongues, holy ghost]

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The Holly Spirit and His Holly World

- The natural world which mankind inhabits is visible to physical eyes. Tangible objects fill the scenes of this earthly realm. The world and its components are familiar and open to humanity and as a result most are comfortable with their natural environment and with what they can physically see. Yet, man is a two-fold being in that he is a spiritual being as well as an earthly one. Man possesses a soul, and that soul will live eternally. Of course, the soul of man pertains to the spiritual side of mankind where the spirit world play an integral role in the decisions he makes, the influences he is subjected to, and where the soul of man will ultimately spend eternity....   [tags: Biblical Definition, Instances]

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The Holy Spirit

- The Holy Spirit Paul talks lot about the Holy Spirit and the role that He plays in peoples lives in Romans 8:3-17. His main point though, is that there is a very distinct difference between people of the flesh and people of the Spirit. If the Spirit of God is alive in a person, then that person is alive because they died to sin. However, if the Spirit is not in a person then they are dead. The people of the Spirit and the people of the Flesh are completely opposite from one another, according to Paul in this passage....   [tags: Papers]

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The Spirit In Context

- What are the possible points of agreement and points of tension between different religious schools of thought on the body, in relation to the Holy Spirit. How might Christians respond to these. Introduction Scripture seems to contradict itself with regard to the human body. Sometimes the body is seen as precious, for instance in 1 Cor 6:19-30, and sometimes as a hinderance to unity with Christ, 2 Cor 5:6-8. This seeming ambiguity within scripture has created distinct and conflicting schools of thought among Christian thinkers regarding the body and spirituality....   [tags: human body, the bible, holism]

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The Beatitudes Requires A Spirit Of Submission Unto God

- ... God’s words are inchangable and confusion is absent. Paul writes, “God is not a God of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the Saints” (1 Cor. 14:33, NASB). The peace of God is essential, along with prayer and fasting in the kindgom lifestyle. All in all, the description of the kingdom lifestyle is a personal relationship with God and the love for others. It is the ulimate way of living with Jesus Christ and fulfilling the mission commanded, that is, making disciples for Jesus Christ....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Jesus, Ethics]

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Baptism of the Holy Spirit

- The life and ministry of Jesus is usually defined as the moment where God intervened in human history for a special purpose. This intervention occurred so humanity’s relationship could be restored to the way it was originally intended to be. Sin entered the world through the disobedience of the first humans beings created. The relationship between God and humanity was marred and could only be restored through the atonement of Jesus Christ. A surface look of Jesus’ life would produce an overview such as this....   [tags: life and ministry of Jesus, religious beliefs]

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Holy Spirit Jesus Ministry

- The life and ministry of Jesus is usually defined as the moment where God intervened in human history for a special purpose. This intervention occurred so humanity’s relationship could be restored to the way it was originally intended to be. Sin entered the world through the disobedience of the first humans beings created. The relationship between God and humanity was marred and could only be restored through the atonement of Jesus Christ. A surface look of Jesus’ life would produce an overview such as this....   [tags: Religion, Gospel]

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The Foundation Of The Christian Faith

- The foundation of the Christian faith must start with knowing that God has an active role with His creation. The first and most passionate way God is involved with His creation is through His Word. God has a plan and a purpose for what He created. In my essay, I will hopefully explain how this doctrine will affect the way I encounter with people as a minister of the Gospel and my future career becoming a Chaplain. God marvelously and miraculously created man and animals for a purpose. God blessed them by saying, be fruitful, and multiply” (Genesis 1:22 [KJV])....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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Christianity: The Roman Catholic Church

- Christianity. Defined in Romans 8:9 through the following Bible passage “You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.”. Through the three differing, yet similar churches of the Catholics, Anglicans and Uniting, this passage can be translated in various altered forms, which subsequently transforms the spirituality of the followers under each denomination....   [tags: god, bible, spirit]

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Spirit and Matter, God and Chaos, or infinitude Finite

- The Kingdom of Union and Joy can only be attained through the elevation and expansion of spirit which is influenced by its intricate relationship with matter. They reflect, inverse and alter one another depending on the nature of their alliance; and challenge the pervading intuition that one entertains concerning hierarchy, the superior and the inferior, rising and falling. Throughout the poem, the prophetic persona enlightens the reader on the manner to ascend to the spiritual realm via tales on base spirits, on praising and praised bodies -- thus, purveying a dynamic dramatisation of the fall....   [tags: Philosophy, God]

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Christianity: What is Temptation?

- Temptations are one of life’s most riveting tests or enticements that we face diurnal. Moreover, it causes us to yearn for something that we do not necessarily need or it causes us to sin. Furthermore, if we give into temptation, we may be blissful, but it will only be ephemeral. It is because of “The Fall of Man” that sin is second nature for us, which in turn makes it facile to give into temptation. In other words, as the verbal expression goes “we were born in sin and live therein.” As a result, our temptations can either make us or break us....   [tags: spirit, hope, bible, god]

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Resolution Of A Resolution Revolution

- ... Are we just doing it to save face or are we doing it with a pure and clean heart. Are we seeking God for His hand or genuinely seeking Him for His face and His character. The Lord isn 't asking us to strive in the flesh towards a relationship with Him , He is inviting us to dine at a banquet of love , to lay down, to rest and to be free from striving. To be free from our flesh, sounds so inviting yet the struggle is real and it causes a violent war to ensue. The bible says the flesh and spirit are constantly at war, what side is winning in your life....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity]

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Christianity: Efficacious vs. Prevenient Grace

- “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith… it is a gift of God” (NIV). Grace, according to Merriam Webster Dictionary is defined as “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification,” (Theopedia) but is more commonly defined as God giving us what we don’t deserve. God’s grace was presented to us in the form of hi only Son, Jesus, dying on the cross so that we could go to heaven. Now that it is understood what grace is and what form the gift of grace came in, the remaining question is who the gift of grace available to....   [tags: god, faith, calvinists, holy spirit]

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Sin of the Flesh in The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a highly acclaimed work which centerpiece is the focus on the effects of sin in Puritan society. Hawthorne carried a heavy burden of truth hidden within the Puritan code, which has in turn created frenzy for his book since its publication in 1850. The age-old tale is of Hester Prynne a married woman in Boston, who is charged with adultery with an unknown partner. As punishment Hester must adorn a Scarlet A symbolizing her sin and shaping her existence....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter Essays]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Romans '

- Introduction Throughout the history of mankind, many people struggle with how to relate to one another, and how to apply God’s Word to their lives. Paul gives some good examples in the Book of Romans. He wrote letters to the Christians in Rome whom he is planning to visit in the future, to help them understand the things pertaining to the laws, and faith in Jesus Christ. He makes it clear a couple of times that he is speaking as a man, to help them understand the things of the Spirit. Lastly, Paul ends Chapter 8, explaining that “nothing can separate us from the love of God.” (Romans 8:38, 39)....   [tags: Christianity, Holy Spirit, Jesus, New Testament]

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Early Christian Communities - Student Task 2014

- Early Christian Communities – Student Task 2014 – Part B Taliah Kemp The day of Pentecost was, the day in which God sent the promised Holy Spirit. It is believed that Pentecost is the day in which the church started. From a spiritual view, this is when the spirit was bought into existence and enlivened the church and the people. The day of Pentecost is referred to as the church’s birthday. “Pentecost” is a Greek word, and means ‘fiftieth”, relating to the 50 days following the Passover. The people dwelling in Palestine at the time of Pentecost were mainly from agricultural society with a spring harvest of grains and fruits that was taking place....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Christian terms, Jesus]

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Man Up And Start Doing The Right Thing

- The phrase “man up” implies the building up of enough courage, usually for men, to face adversity and take responsibility for the consequences of their actions. The most popular use of “man up” occurs in the imperative form (when giving instructions or orders), i.e., “man up and start doing the right thing.” The phrase takes on the general idea of strength in the face of adversity. Although the phrase is used predominately with men, it can be used in reference to both men and women. Have you ever heard someone say “woman up” or try to be politically correct saying “person up”....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Pontius Pilate, Sanhedrin]

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Jesus Is Not Only Fully Divine

- Jesus is not only fully divine, but also fully human. According to the Gospels, the narratives reflect that Jesus has all the characteristics of being a human. He was born, grew up (Lk. 2:52), taught, suffered, and died (Jn. 19:34). He assured the disciples of the reality of his body (Lk. 24:38-43). He existed finitely in time and space. Likewise, Paul speaks of Jesus as a man (Rom. 5:15; 1 Cor. 15:21; 1 Tim. 2:5) and speaks of his human origin (Rom. 1:3, 9:5; 2 Tim. 2:8; Gal. 3:16, 4:4). Not only does Jesus have a human body, but he has a human soul, as Jesus himself tells us (Mt....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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Sylvia Plath and the Occult Revival

- The 1950s and 1960s were viewed as the start of not just the age of “hippies” but also an age of different revivals and movements that Sylvia Plath involved herself in; one of them being the most underground of the revivals – the occult revival.. The occult revival was seen as a back seat to many of the other movements happening during the ‘50s and 60s and some even say Plath just used it as a metaphor in her poetry. However, by looking at her poems, such as “Lady Lazarus,” “The Kolossus,” and “Daddy,” Sylvia Plath pulls the occult into them as way to communicate her feelings to the living and deceased....   [tags: Spirit Conversations, Poetry]

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Canadian Mental Health Association Self Injury

- Introduction: According to Canadian Mental Health Association self-injury refers to deliberate acts that cause harm to one’s body, mind and spirit. Often when we think of self-injury we picture someone cutting their wrist, what we do not realize is that most of us engage in some sort of self-injurious behaviour; whether it is cutting, burning, hair pulling, smoking and even drinking. Self-injurious behaviour is becoming more common and the definition of what self-harm is, is widening. This paper looks to better understand why people partake in self-injurious behaviour and to better understand the challenges faced by those who partake in self-injurious behaviour and who work with those who...   [tags: Suffering, Suicide, Mortification of the flesh]

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A Relationship With God Is Not Hard

- ... If they do not call, we become upset and angry. The same way we desire time with this person to know them better, God desires time with us so we could know Him better. In doing so, we realize just how much He loves us and wants to see us walking in the fullness of His power and authority. The more time we spend with God the more we become like Him. Our self and flesh will come into alignment so we can carry out our God purpose and assignment. God came in the form of man being born of woman to die and be risen from the dead, proving his victory over sin and death....   [tags: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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God 's Plan Of Salvation

- ... Kate initially appealed to the pastor because of her “bare shoulders and white throat”(260). Her beauty mesmerized him and eventually took over his thoughts. Before the pastor fully allows his thoughts to become lustful, he fights to ignore the thoughts of Kate Swift that begin to occupy his mind because of his duty to his religion. The pastor’s thoughts of Kate become overwhelming, which leads him to make a small hole in the stained glass window that blocked his full view of Kate. In the process of making the hole, Hartman knocks off the piece of the stain glass that made up the “bare heel of the boy standing motionless and looking with rapt eyes into the face of the Christ”(259)....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Eucharist, Holy Spirit]

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The Parable Of The Debtor Who Was Forgiven

- When we forgive someone we let them off the hook. They do not receive the justice they deserve. As Jesus illustrated in the parable of the debtor who was forgiven much (Matthew 18:23-35), God has forgiven us much and this has implications for our relationships with other people. If we compare ourselves with others they appear to be more sinful than we are. We feel more secure regarding ourselves. When we forgive others, we let go of these false beliefs. God has forgiven everyone of us. We have no cause to regard our sins as not as bad as those of others....   [tags: Jesus, Repentance, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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God Is The Ultimate Source Of Authority Over Us

- ... I believe that through scripture we are taught how God wants us to live out our lives. He lays out specific instructions on how he wants us to carry ourselves, in all aspects of life, from what we do with our money, to how we dress, to what we eat. The bible is the ultimate instruction manual as to how to live our life. Scripture tells us how to live our lives, so if we our life following scripture we will be living an uncommon lifestyle in this secular world. Hopefully I will ultimately live my life following the bible and so my lifestyle will not be similar to negative actions of the world....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Bible]

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Jesus Foretells His Future : Jesus 's Future

- ... Later they would plot to kill Jesus, maybe they were speaking their desires out loud. Verse 23, He said to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.” Our behavior often dictates what and who we are as individuals. The desires of the Jews were connected to the world and Jesus desired for them to exercise the salvation that was for them. However, there is a separation The Jews did not understand that Jesus was representing God in the flesh, furthermore, the Jews chose not to recognize Christ as the Messiah....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christian terms]

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Choctaw Tribe

- When a Choctaw tribal member became terminally ill, it was common practice for the medicine man to inform the family of impending death (Swanton 1931:170). Upon death, the Choctaws believed that the spirit of the dead continued on a voyage to either the good hunting ground or the bad hunting ground. This journey would take many days, which would require the proper provisions. A dog would sometimes be slain in order to accompany his master on the long journey. After the introduction of horses, they, too, were killed so that the spirit had means of transportation....   [tags: Sociology, Dead, Spirit]

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The Cradle, The Cross, And The Crown

- ... Statement # 4 (From The Cradle, The Cross, and The Crown Chapter 20, Loc 25814 of 28382, 1st Paragraph) “One of the most graphic images depicting Jesus as the divine warrior is his blood-soaked robe (19:13) from the winepress of the fury of God’s wrath (19-15).” The blood of Jesus covers all Christians and this statement depicts the tenacity in which Jesus will destroy those that opposes him. As believers, we must realize that salvation was bought with a price and the persecution which occurred at the cross was for all believers....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Holy Spirit]

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Jesus, The Son Of God

- Introduction: Jesus, the son of God. It was He who sent his only son to die for the sins of all men and women. It was a sacrificial type love that tore the veil, allowing all to live in the presence of the Holy Spirit. In this New Covenant, those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior are forgiven for the sins they have yet to commit. Due to persecution, the second generation of Christians became tempted to go back to their Judaism, Jewish ways, going back to the old teaching of the Old Covenant....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Christian terms]

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The Spirit Of The Holy Spirit

- ... In particular, Paul the Apostle shares with us what I believe can be considered as foundational instructions for witnessing and evangelizing: “Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun set on your anger, and do not leave room for the devil. . . No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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The Release Of The Spirit

- ... Anthropology: Obviously, Nee believes the Trichotomy theory. In this book, he used the word “The outer man” to describe the mind, which induces feelings, rationales, thinking. At the same time, he defined the spirit as “The inner man”. I tend to agree with the Trichotomy, although I don 't necessarily agree with his definitions. Just as St. Augustin’s view, Nee believes the mind is totally corrupted and is a hindrance for the Spirit’s work. Meanwhile, he said God’s Spirit does not separate with human spirit....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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I Am Called Upon The Souls Of Those Who Have Fallen

- ... Little did I know, that night would tell me the beginning and the end to the identity of who and what I am. “Eliza” that name that appeared suddenly within my mind was gone in a flash. Without me releasing her soul, she had awakened. She was no longer among the living, but neither was her soul ready to be taken. In my images her eyes once resembled the color of emeralds, but now have took the form of the lost souls; her eyes were now pitch black where no amount of light could capture. She stands up and stares at me blankly as if I was the one who’ve done her harm, she then looks around at the disarray that surrounded her....   [tags: Soul, Spirit, Mind, On the Soul]

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The Holy Spirit and Jesus’ Ministry

- The statement by John, “Baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire,” has an undertone which is connected to a theme which intertestamental Jews held. This idea was not related directly to the Holy Spirit and the work He would have at Jesus’ baptism or in Jesus’ ministry. A question such as, why would an unrelated belief have a connection to the Holy Spirit who was to come in the baptism of Jesus. This belief was the idea that a time of affliction or anguish would take place before the coming of the messiah....   [tags: Holy Spirit Essays]

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The Prayer Of The Holy Spirit

- ... We are commanded to go to all nations and teach them everything Christ has taught us. How many have been sent from your church this last year. Unreached It is a tragedy that still today, more than 6,000+ people groups and over 2 billion individuals have yet to hear the name of Jesus and come to a saving faith in Him. Very little funding and very few missionaries are heading to the areas where the unreached are. We need to seek innovative ways that we can partner with Jesus to advance His renown....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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History Of The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit

- Summarize Erickson’s overview of the history of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. In early church history little was said about the work of the Holy Spirit. His working was mainly relegated to the inspiration of scripture. Later there were arguments of the Holy Spirit’s position in the Trinity and whether he should be viewed as equal to God the Father and God the Son or subservient to them. Others resisted the idea of emotions or feeling. Many believed that reason and rational proof was the only credible belief system as apposed to the more subjective view of the Holy Spirit with emotion and feeling....   [tags: God, Christianity, Theology, Holy Spirit]

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The Day Of The Holy Spirit

- ... This filling of the Holy Spirit was so essential to the work of the early Christians that Jesus said that it would best that he left bodily from the ground so that he could send the Holy Spirit (John 16: 7 ). And then they began to speak in other languages: In response to being filled with the Holy Spirit, all who were present began to speak in other languages. These languages were never taught to them and they began speaking as the Spirit gave them utterance. Moreover the multitude of many nations gathered in Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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The Prayer Of The Holy Spirit

- ... Paul is attempting to make the importance of justification because without justification by God we are not considered pardoned or declared righteous in his sight. Justification is the basis of our Christian life and the foundation for our gradual process to glorification: sanctification. Paul makes it very clear to be called by God, one must be justified, “30 and those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified” (Romans 8:30 NIV)....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Christian terms]

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Roles Of The Holy Spirit

- ... The news was revealed to them. Here is a Savior, Christ the Lord—which actually means one who is anointed by God the Holy Spirit. When Jesus was brought to the temple as a baby, more prophetic revelation came. One of the ministries of Jesus is to baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire for mission. Luke 3:15 — “Baptize with the Holy Spirit.” There was also a division that came. Jesus inspires wonder and worship and also opposition. When the Spirit is in your midst, there is conflict and division....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, John the Baptist]

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Where Is the Spirit?

- Where Is the Spirit. It’s Friday night at Matthew’s Arena where the men’s hockey team is ready to take on the University of New Hampshire Wildcats and it seems as if nobody is here except for UNH fans. Where are the Northeastern fans. Instead of Northeastern’s black and red, the Wildcat’s blue is overtaking the arena. Why is Northeastern so different from other universities who have thriving traditions and throngs of fans at every event. Is it because our sports teams are not as recognized. Or do the students here just have better things to do....   [tags: Athletics Hockey School Spirit Essays]

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Máiread Corrigan Maguire: Human Spirit

- We can and must do better I may be wrong but I sense at least in myself that a writer has a compelling beginning. Mine was in the home of my parents, in the schools of my youth, in the service forming a worldview. In her parenting, my mother was fond of paraphrasing the counsel of the Scottish poet Robert Burns: “Oh the gift to gie us (what a gift it would be) to see ourselves as others see us.” One reference has Burns’ original as “O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us/ To see oursels as ithers see us....   [tags: old glory, robert burns, human spirit]

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The Day Of Pentecost, Holy Spirit And Beginnings Of The Early Church

- The Day of Pentecost, Holy Spirit and Beginnings of the Early Church Introduction What we consider as the church today started a long time ago. It all began with one man, whose name is Jesus that flipped the world upside its head with one simple message, love. Jesus was born into a poor family, mother whose name is Mary and father, Joseph, the towns carpenter. Jesus was on this Earth thirty years before his ministry started. When he preached he challenged the ideas of that which were held constant for years and through him emanated a physical manifestation of a presence so strong that it drew men unto him....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Glossolalia]

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Richard Hague’s The Spirit of Hague

- Richard Hague’s The Spirit of Hague “We’re all angels and heaven is right here,” writes author Richard Hague (24). This sentiment from “Heaven, 1957,” a beautiful piece of prose poetry written about one of Hague’s first spiritual experiences, leads me to this question: What is spirituality. Many people equate it with religion, but in my opinion that is a serious mistake because it greatly limits and eliminates many other possible realms of spirituality. On the one hand, religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, which is highly organized and structured, mostly through various denominations of church (Shepard 388)....   [tags: The Spirit of Hague]

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Blitz Spirit During World War II in Britain

- In 1940 the government needed to find a way to support both the British at home and the British at war. They did not need widespread panic in Britain to add to their problems and knew that if one city thought the other cities were doing well, then they would certainly believe they should follow suit. So they decided the best way was to hide the worst news from them. At least this way they would only know of the great accomplishments and fights fought by their men at arms, and would keep hope up of them coming home....   [tags: morale, blitz spirit, world war ii, ]

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The Human Beings : Skin And Flesh

- ... The third function of the skin, which it shares with the mouth and carries out at least as much as the mouth does, is to be a site and a primary mode of communication with other people, to establish meaningful relations; in addition, it is a surface for registering the traces left by those others.” The skin of a human being, to an outsider observer offers distinctive physical characteristics that facilitates or complicating the determination of the identity through age, gender, ethnicity, personal history, etc....   [tags: Sense, Sensory system, Somatosensory system, Skin]

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PAUL'S THORN in the FLESH

- “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure”- 2 Corinthians 12:7, (KJV). To help get a better understanding of how other translations translate the beginning of this verse, which they say, “To keep me from becoming conceited.” We as Christian’s, human beings living on God’s earth, indeed love attention, accolades’, and praise. In the above-mentioned scripture we have here, Paul has received a special gift in which he can receive revelations from God....   [tags: Christianity, Paul, Apostle, Bible, Jesus]

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Flesh by Paul Morrissey

- In the first scene of Paul Morrissey’s 1968 film Flesh, the viewer is taken on a brief journey through the streets of New York City. The perspective taken is that from a passive observer looking into the life of the main character. The camera does not tamper with the images nor try to impose new meaning on them – we see the sequence of events as it actually unfolds. Throughout the film clip, a main theme is centered on the banality of the protagonist’s existence, and his restless state is reflected within both technical and organic aspects of the clip....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Trapped Within Flesh

- Life has its foundation in perception. Everything that we do is based on our mind's fragile, irrational and most likely incorrect interpretation of the world around us. Our limited minds cannot know what takes place in the minds of others, and so we have to compensate with fabricated assumptions and opinions. This is what we build our lives and our relationships upon. How is this possible. Humans desire security but we live a lie, perceiving others based on our preconceptions and hiding our true selves away from the world, projecting a persona that may be far from our own, to fool the perception of others.The fact is that it doesn't matter - its too much effort to truly know someone and so w...   [tags: Frank Kafka's Metamorphosis]

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Cannibalism: The Human Consumption of Human Flesh

- There has always been the saying that, food always tastes like Chicken, but would people from Turkey actually taste like turkey. Given the conditions of worldly issues such as: world hunger, poverty, over population, and animal cruelty, it only makes sense that a practice such as cannibalism should fit into society norms. The act of cannibalism could easily benefit us in many ways and is believed to have been happening since the pre-historic times. Cannibalism has been a way of the past and may be an insight into the future....   [tags: taboo, food, chicken, turkey]

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Medical Beliefs of the Hmong People Depicted in the Book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

- In Hmong’s, they have their own traditional beliefs in which they hardly ever alter due to a different atmosphere. Some of the Hmong beliefs are they prefer traditional medicine, are culturally active, host ritual ceremonies, and are spirituality influenced. In the book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, refers to the Hmong culture and their beliefs on medicine while their baby Lia Lee, is suffering from epilepsy in which they have a hard decision. Traditional Hmong’s have their own medicinal beliefs which they obey prior to obtaining Western medicine....   [tags: The Spirit catches you and you Fall Down]

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Differences in Health Care Illustrated in Anne Fadiman's The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

- What would it be like to come to a country and not understand anything about its health care system. To many this would be a very daunting task. Unfortunately, this is the scenario that the Lee family has to deal with in the book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. The Lee family, and the other thousands of Hmong immigrants, try to understand and navigate the complex and sometimes confusing health care system of the United States. As the book points out, the values and ideals of the Hmong culture and the United States health care system are not always the same and sometimes come into great conflict with each other....   [tags: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down]

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Summary On The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Ann Fadiman

- The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down by Ann Fadiman is a very interesting book. It’s amazing how difficult it is for Americans to understand other cultures because the United States is such a diverse country. However, as an American, I understood the frustrations that Lia Lee’s doctors’ felt when trying to diagnose and treat her properly. In this book both the American doctors and the Hmong peoples faced many hardships and barriers when trying to communicate with each other. After having read this book I can understand where both groups were coming from and reasons for their actions....   [tags: Fadiman Spirit Catches]

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The Spirit of the Squirrel

- The Spirit of the Squirrel In observing the industriousness of squirrels in a spruce forest, Bowles and Blanchard teach lessons about the nature of work and the motivational factors related to that. For employees to become motivated to work, it must be worthwhile. (Bowles, 1998 p29) For the squirrels, survival depends upon cacheing sufficient food for the winter. Greenberg presents an entire chapter on what motivates people to work. (Greenberg, 2010 pp 160 - 190) In it Greenberg presents several theories of motivation including need hierarchy theory, equity theory and expectancy theory....   [tags: Greenberg, Bowles and Blanchard, book review]

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Set Theory in the Flesh

- Set Theory in the Flesh The idea of infinity has been around for thousands of years. It it impossible to even conceive of this number or anything that pertains to the infinite. There is always one more. A billion is a fairly large number, 1 with 9 zeros after it. If one counted by seconds without breaks, it would take over 32 years to reach it. A Google, is a number written as 1 with one hundred zeros after it. One couldn't even count the number of lifetimes it would take to count to this number....   [tags: Numbers Mathematics Essays]

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The Spirit Of Intimacy

- Relationships can be discussed in all aspect of life. Including communities, families, marriage, conflicts, and divorce. The gift of any relationship is the gifts from the spirits. The author uses her African teachings, in comparison to how Americans handle different relationships. In the book, “The Spirit of Intimacy,” Sobonfu Some’s gives wisdom insightful experience of her marriage and about the Dagara people of West African beliefs and traditions when facing conflicts in leading to divorcement....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wife, Husband]

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The Spirit of Sports

- “The Spirit of Sports: The spirit of sports gives each of us who participates an opportunity to be creative. Sports know no sex, age, race, or religion. Sports give us all the ability to test ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally in a way other aspects of life can’t. For many of us who struggle with ‘fitting in’ or our identity - sports gives us our first face of confidence. That first bit of confidence can be a gateway to many other great things!” -Dan O’Brien, Olympic gold medalist. Every year an estimated 35 million kids participate in some form of sports in America....   [tags: fun, injuries, death]

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The Spirit of Ecstasy

- ... Although, the meaning of it may symbolize many different things to many different people, it is widely recognized as one of the most famous icons ever created. It is known as the “Spirit of Ecstasy”. The hood ornament was reworked for the 21st century to commemorate 100 years since its inception. The goddess continues to be a symbol of luxury and also the company’s dedication to perfection.” Meaningful is another quality that this company has demonstrated through their brand. “A global study by MPG Media Contacts and Havas Media shows that more "meaningful" brands lead to greater business success....   [tags: brand name, quality, luxury]

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The Spirit of Life

- “Blue Fairy make me a real boy” pleads David (Haley Joel Osment), the robot child that found a purpose, and with it the essence of life. Steven Spielberg’s motion picture Artificial Intelligence (2001) examines the spirituality behind life, and challenges what it means to be alive and “real”. Many people would argue that life is the defining trait that separates organic from inorganic matter (Judy, n.d.). AI assesses what it truly means to be alive, and whether the stuff life is made of is exclusive only to organic organisms....   [tags: ontology, the nature of being, philosophy]

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The holy Spirit

- ... PRAYER ACTIVITY Isn’t it amazing how we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves, to change our lives for the better. There are so many ads on T.V for diet foods, slimming products and exercise equipment. You can have botox injected into your face to improve wrinkles, and cosmetic surgery is commonplace, with people travelling overseas too get a cheaper deal. Things are not as they were a few years ago in the way we can change our appearance. But it’s not just appearance that we are trying to change....   [tags: christianity, god, christ]

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The Holy Spirit

- Tongues of fire came to rest on all those who were present, and they began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. I personally haven’t been blessed with it but I’m hoping someday if I keep striving I will be able to overcome my struggles and feel what other have felt. Later in Acts 2 we are told that the three thousand who were converted by Peter’s sermon by devoted themselves to the apostles. Teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. It is amazing on how Peter can bring that many people to God to lead them into new believing and to show the way God attends us to be....   [tags: biblical essay]

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The Human Spirit

- Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. As Abraham Lincoln has stated, the human soul has and can survive many atrocious and scarring things. It is also stated that to find the true intent of a person’s heart is by providing an individual with power. People have been able to overcome many hard and “impossible” obstacles in this life. It is the human spirit that pushed and pushed to use those hindrances as stairs to a way of a better life. All throughout the known history of humans’ phenomenal changes have occurred, most of these, ignited by people....   [tags: power, Paul Cardall, The Crucible, The Crisis]

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The Holy Spirit

- ... Before the Father raised Jesus back from the dead in time, He raised Him up eternally. For Paul, these events of sending, not withholding, giving up, and raising from the dead, all determine the Father’s identity prior to the events actually occurring. “God is, from the time before the sending of the Son, the God whose identity is bound up with the Son.” The Christ-centered end in the Father’s actions in time enables St. Paul to see a Christ centered identity of the Father, that is there in the Father before the Incarnation....   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, New Testament]

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Necrotizing Fasciitis: The Flesh Eating Disease

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The Black Arts Movement : A Black Spirit And A White Spirit

- ... To do this, African-Americans needed to, “define the world in their own terms,” and replace White culture with Black culture through art (Neal 1). Black Arts Movement leaders hoped that the new songs, values, and symbols that spoke directly to African-Americans would bring the community together and launch the ascension of the Black aesthetic. Gill Scott Heron’s poem, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, exemplifies how artists in the Black Arts Movement attempted to inspire the African-American community....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Larry Neal]

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Necrotizing Fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria)

- Necrotizing Fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria ) from an essay by Katrina Tram Duong, edited by S.N. Carson M.D. Necrotizing fasciitis, known commonly known as "flesh eating bacteria [infection]", occurs in a wide range of people 1. It occurs in the elderly, middle aged and younger patients. It occurs in athletes and debilitated individuals. It can occur in drug abusers with self inflicted wounds and healthy individuals with incidental injuries. It may occur in those with metabolic disorders such as diabetes and those with suppressed immune systems....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pneumatology: The Personhood of the Holy Spirit

- Pneumatology is the doctrine that focuses on the personhood of the Holy Spirit. Through out the New Testament the Holy Spirit is granted specific characteristics and duties. Following the resurrection, Jesus said “another” is coming in my place. In John Jesus says, “Then I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever.” During the ministry of Christ, Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as the encourager, comforter and enabler. This paper will discuss the multidimensional portrayals of the work of the Holy Spirit as it applies to global missions....   [tags: chirst, mission, advocate, trinity, essence]

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The Symbols of the Holy Spirit

- There is, perhaps, no other doctrine of the church that is shrouded in uncertainty and controversy than the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. For centuries it has been misused and misinterpreted, push aside and covered up, mocked and ridiculed. The Church and others have even martyred believers for their extreme views. However, if the Holy Spirit is a part of the Holy Trinity and a vital part of our orthodoxy, then it should be imperative for us to know it’s workings in the lives of mankind. One question that Christians have dealt with for centuries concerns the purpose of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: holy trinity, doctrine, christian life]

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The Person of the Holy Spirit

- INTRODUCTION In commenting on Heaven in his book Theology for Today, Dr. Elmer Towns writes that, “…human understanding is necessarily limited by two things - human language and limited revelation.” Too often the limitations and constraints of human language make it difficult for us to fully articulate those things that pertain to God. As well, similar constraints on our knowledge make it seem impossible to fully grasp and understand what has been revealed and is to be known about God. Understanding the Person and work of the Holy Spirit is no exception and we are similarly challenged when we endeavor to do so....   [tags: Theology ]

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Who Is The Holy Spirit?

- ... The Bible says that the Son sets us free and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. The fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) follow the Holy Spirit around. These attributes contribute to the freedom of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our baptism as well. As mentioned earlier, we receive the Spirit upon our baptism. However, baptism is not done in water (the physical baptism is not the important part of this process)....   [tags: Jesus, Trinity, God in Christianity, Christianity]

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The Power of School Spirit

- What do student athletes and coaches desire more of. What do teachers and administrators demand more of. School spirt answers both questions. Many schools across the nation do not grasp the importance of school spirit. School spirit has the power to perform miracles in the athletic and educational world, and schools have taken notice. Student athletes and coaches crave more school spirit because enthusiasm from a crowd provides a team with energy unattainable in any other circumstance. Teachers and administrators yearn for more school spirit because they wish for students to have a positive attitude when attending their school....   [tags: athletic tradition]

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Julius Caesar: The Spirit of Caesar

- Imagine being your countries hero, imagine all the people loving you and adoring you, imagine being the best at everything – now imagine Julius Caesar. It seems as though the last one doesn’t fit, does it. However, wasn’t Caesar one of the most influential people during the time of the Roman Empire AND didn’t he influence our world today. As well as in reality, in the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, this man has a very interesting role. Despite the fact that he is immensely influential during his life, after his assassination it seems as though Caesar is still influential – or, more specifically, his spirit is....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Spirit Airlines: An Unorthodox Airline

- Spirit Airlines has long been considered an unorthodox airline. They, of course, address all four P’s in their marketing strategy; however, they focus a large amount of their effort on price and promotion. They focus on cutting price through “unbundling”. They focus on promotion through taking advantage of social issues and breaking news. Many advertisements and deals promoted by Spirit have given the public a definite shock-factor. Spirit has made two objectives very clear: they are furious at getting the customer the lowest fare possible by any means necessary, and they will similarly use any means necessary to get those potential customers to notice those fares....   [tags: marketing strategy]

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The Ministry of The Holly Spirit

- Introduction Recently there has been an increase of interest in spiritual gifts bestowed upon Christians. This ministry of the Holy Spirit has often been misunderstood and misinterpreted. Questions often arise and equipping the saints with answers becomes critical. When questioned, believers must be prepared to respond with a correct, loving and biblical answer. Dedicated study and attentive analysis reveals, identifies, and illuminates the spiritual gifts. Spiritual Gifts Spiritual gifts are capabilities sovereignly dispersed by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor....   [tags: christianity, spiritual gifts, believers]

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Who Is The Holy Spirit?

- ... Who, or what, is the Holy Spirit. He is one of the three members of the Trinity (along with the Father and Son). The Greek word used in John 14:16 that means “another” is not “heteros,” which means that it is another kind or a different type. The word is actual “allos” which means “another of an equal quality,” putting Him at equal standing with the Father and the Son (Holy Spirit Handout, 1).While He has always existed, it was not until the Council of Constantinople that that His full deity was confirmed, though the doctrine was originally brought up in the Nicene Creed (Greathouse and Dunning, 40)....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Trinity]

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