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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

- The phrase “Ruach ha-Kodesh” is utilised in the Hebrew scriptures and in several Jewish writings to refer to the Spirit of God. Ruach ha-Kodesh literally means the spirit of holiness, the wind, or breath; the Holy Spirit is not an ethereal shadow, nor an impersonal force, but He is an expression and a manifestation of who God is. Holy Spirit is a person, the third person of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is in a relationship of possession to Father and Son, Has divine nature, divine works, divine authority, same in substance and equal in power and glory to Father and Son....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, God, Trinity]

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Christianity And The Holy Spirit

- Luke shares that as Jesus began his ministry, he was filled with the power of the Holy Spirit (Lk 4:14). Although rejected by many, the Holy Spirit assisted Jesus in his teaching in the synagogues, healing of the sick, and deliverance of the possessed. The foundation of the New Testament was created upon the preaching and teaching of the kingdom of God. Further, it was erected on the promise by Christ to build a church that could endure. Jesus states, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it” (Matt 16:18)....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, New Testament, Holy Spirit]

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The Holy Spirit By Stanley M. Burgess

- For many Believers, there is a lack of clear understanding between the different natures of the Holy Spirit. Many, due to theological dogma, have failed to teach the multifaceted manner the Holy Spirit operates in the lives of Believers, while others have neglected the unity of the Holy Spirit. The purpose of this paper is to show both the unity and the unique distinctions in the nature of the Holy Spirit. Throughout the history of the Church there has been conflicted regarding the nature and purpose of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, New Testament]

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The Holy Spirit, By Mark D. Burnham

- These supernatural acts of the Spirit are not relegated to Acts or the New Testament. The same acts of the Spirit is evident in the New Testament as well. Mark D. McLean instructs us to put out of our minds completely the impression that the Holy Spirit did not come into the world until the Day of Pentecost. Possibly the most direct empowerment connection in the Old Testament is Joel 2:28-32. The connection from Old Testament to New Testament is drawn by Peter in Acts 2:17-18. Here Peter sees the fulfillment of the promise of God that He will “pour out His Spirit upon all flesh.” This verse was the bridge that brought the history of Israel to Pentecost....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Holy Spirit, God]

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Revelation Becomes Clear Through The Holy Spirit

- As the language of Revelation becomes clear through the Holy Spirit, the content and operation of God making Himself known to each person is a promise he shares. Worldly awareness of God’s promises is the mindfulness of each human being from their origin to their destruction. Through prayer, the Holy Spirit is the bridge who fills the gap between God, His people by telling them that “Jesus Christ is the bread of life” (John 6:35). It is God’s will that all people have access to the Father, through Christ, made flesh, by the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Christianity, Holy Spirit, Jesus]

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The Spirit Of The Lord Is Here

- “The Spirit of the Lord is Here”, is the chorus of one of my favorite gospel songs. When I first heard the song, I was not certain how true it was. After all, how can the Holy Spirit be in the presence of my church’s congregation as well as other churches and comforting the homes of the sick and shut in and yet and still find the moment to answer a sinner’s plea. It is this type of question that immature Christians, such as myself, are not spiritually mature enough to understand the whole power of God, which is an attribute that strengthens his sovereignty....   [tags: Trinity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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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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Satan Is The World, Flesh, And The Devil

- The three sources of struggle and temptation in our lives is the world, flesh, and the devil. When it comes to knowing ourselves well and the schemes of Satan, this is of great importance. Really, it has everything to do with our work as a disciple and assisting with the growth of the kingdom of God. Knowing ourselves well and the schemes of Satan, can and will keep us from being ignorant and being a hindrance from someone else being saved. We need to have a great confidence in who and whose we are....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, 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

- message. When a leader develops the people around them they need to do as Jesus did and treat the people around him as equals and train them to carry on the word and mission. The quality we live our life directly correlates with the quality of spirit we have. It is important to keep the quality of your spirit high so you can keep your faith high. In Romans 8 3-5 it is said that “God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit” (King James Bible)....   [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

- The kingdom lifestyle described in the Beatitudes requires a spirit of submission unto God. Jesus is teaching this understanding to identify the emptiness a person must have to be filled and made whole. Afterward, a person can begin to be a witness of the salt and light, which is Jesus Christ. The Gospel of John records Jesus Christ saying “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life (Jn. 8:32, NASB). Light is a sign of righteousness and truth and knowledge....   [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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Who Is The Holy Spirit?

- Also of utmost importance is the fact that the sin nature was not passed on to Jesus because the Scripture teaches that the Holy Spirit “over-shadowed” Mary (Luke 1:35) indicating a prevention of the sin nature passing on, and also that Christ had no human father so that the inherited sin nature was not and could not be passed on to Jesus. Concerning this, Erickson makes the statement, “It seems likely that the influence of the Holy Spirit was so powerful and sanctifying in its effect that there was no conveyance of depravity or of guilt from Mary to Jesus....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Trinity]

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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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My Worst Enemy Is Me

- MY WORST ENEMY IS ME Introduction: There is an old familiar song that often pops up in my mind as I go about my daily activities. It does not matter what is going on in my life at the time ,or what mood I am in, it always provides me with a special meaning suitable for the occasion. It encourages me; it comforts me; and on this occasion, it inspired me to share a message with others. The song is, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”, written by Joseph M. Scriven. The first verse of the song reads thusly: What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear, And what a privilege to carry, Everything to God in prayer....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity, 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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Martin Luther 's Freedom Of A Christian

- Luther Paper In Martin Luther’s Freedom of a Christian, freedom comes in many forms, mainly: Earthly and Spiritual. Because Earthly freedom happens on Earth and Spiritual freedom happens in Heaven there can only be speculation of the components of Spiritual freedom. Which explains why one cannot have Spiritual freedom without first having Earthly freedom. I will argue that Martin Luther depicts Earthly freedom as Christ in a mortal form and Spiritual freedom as Christ, the Son of God, in a spiritual form making it the greater of the two....   [tags: Soul, Spirit, Jesus, Religion]

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The Focus Of Ministry : God Works And Interacts With His Creation

- The Focus of Ministry There is no doubt that God works and interacts with his creation. Throughout the entire Bible, God is involved with His creation, working and orchestrating all things according to His will. This belief affects every Christian in every area of work including ministry. Ministry is a vocation in which this belief is foundational to the work that is done because when one looks deeper into what it means to minister of the Gospel, a greater power is seen working in the lives of people than that of any individual....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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Is Sin Or Sin?

- Sin can be defined in many ways, but it creates a separation from God. There is a war that occurs inside people. That war is between one’s flesh and the Holy Spirit. Satan was the originator of sin because pride caused him to sin against God. Adam and Eve were the doors that allowed sin to enter the world. Sin causes death and without a savior, it is impossible to cleanse oneself. Once sin is conceived, it takes an atonement to wipe away one’s sin. Jesus became the atonement for all believers and He gives everyone a chance to have a relationship with God....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, 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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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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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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Why We Must Interpret The Interpretation Of Scripture

- When studying Scripture, we must interpret correctly to avoid misinterpretation. When understanding and studying the correct meaning of Scripture, we can apply it to our lives. To properly interpret Scripture, we must correctly use four procedures. According to Duvall and Hays, we must grasp the text in their town, measure the width of the river to cross, cross the principlizing bridge, and grasp the text in our town (100). Using these four steps, we can correctly interpret the meaning in Galatians 5:16-18....   [tags: Christianity, God, Jesus, Holy Spirit]

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The Fight For Sobriety Is Truly A Spiritual War

- Winning the War Against Alcohol The fight for sobriety is truly a spiritual war. Abuse of alcohol destroys health, families, relationships, careers and lives. Winning any war, in the spirit, or in the flesh, requires understanding the enemy, your weapons and sound tactics. Understanding the Enemy (Lies and Truth) I Peter 5:8 (NIV) warns us “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls about like a roaring lion looking someone to devour.” An occasional, or even daily drink, may not harm some people, Out of control drinking is destructive....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Bible]

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The Pursuit Of Holiness, By Jerry Bridges

- In The Pursuit of Holiness the author, Jerry Bridges, shows the Christian what it looks like to be truly holy. Holiness is to live a life of conformity to God’s will. Holiness is a joint effort between God and his people, it is not something God just gives us when we accept him into our lives. Many times Christians neglect the responsibility we have of moving towards God and pursuing holiness. Holiness is not something that is fully attainable, it is a constant pursuit to be like God. Holiness is expected by God....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Salvation]

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Resolution Of A Resolution Revolution

- There needs to be a resolution revolution. The time has come, we must stop making promises in the flesh, we cannot keep. We must start seeking God on what pleases Him, and find out what His will for our lives is. We can proclaim all day and night that we are going to lose more weight, stop addictions, stop gossiping less, or find a mate. In truth, we can do none of those things in the flesh, which is why our New Year 's resolutions tend to fail. Its the same every year, WE make a plan for our new year, WE try to walk it out, and then WE fall short when temptation arises and go back to our old routine....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity]

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The Church Of Jesus Christ

- Christianity today, has an global structure. It has influenced and spawned many different yet similar religions over its years. One of those religions is Mormonism or more formally called, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. Christianity is one of the oldest and most practiced religions in the world and when compared, Mormonism is a newborn infant. Although Mormonism is growing at a exponential rate and is the fourth largest religion in the United States with over fifteen million members, according to the church....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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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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The Gospel Of Christian Worldview

- Gospel Essentials Christian Worldview is specific and one that focuses on gods teaching through, scripture, prayer, chapel and the bible. Christians live to Gods words and become a product of God by using his scriptures to live by. Humans must put their trust in God and let him guide their lives. In order to have a good relationship with God you must have faith and ask for forgiveness when needed. This worldview can be explained by answering who God is, who Jesus is, how humanity goes into being a Christian, and how to solve the problems of humanity....   [tags: Christianity, God, Holy Spirit, Bible]

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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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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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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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What Does It Mean?

- What does it mean to love one another deeply from the heart and how can this be done in the world we currently live in. How can a person claim to follow Christ and they can’t won’t or don’t love those who Christ died for. In 1 Peter 1:22-25 it states “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit, in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because “All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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God Is A Just God

- One believes that faith in Jesus Christ is needed because Jesus Christ is going to be faithful to His calling. Jesus is the Word of God, and God said, when He send out His Word, it will perform what He sent it out to do., Iit will not return void. Jesus is our salvation and must be faithful to His calling. Even when His flesh is crying out, it want to give up and quit, the spirit of God that is Within him cry out not my will but your will be done. . Wright wrote that God is a just God and know that balance is a vital (p.53).There are righteous people and unrighteous people;, something must be done....   [tags: Jesus, God, God in Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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A Reflection On Spiritual Formation

- Spiritual formation is one subject that I like to discuss in that it really helps one reflect on their own spiritual journey and where they are in that journey. The devil wants to steal, kill, and destroy any step forward towards God. He is not after anything tangible that we possess, rather, he is only after our faith in God and belief in Jesus. Knowing this is part of our spiritual journey as fighting against the enemy requires spiritual warfare in which the only one that can help is Jesus. A transformation in our character to be like Jesus is essential to our spiritual growth....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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A Messenger Of God For Gospel Of Jesus Christ And A Watchman

- For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority. Instead, we were like young children among you....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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Where Sin Abounded, Grace Did Much More Abound

- …”where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Romans 5:20 As a young Christian, I heard repeated many times the words of Paul the apostle, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." Eph. 2:8-9. I believed I understood well enough the meaning of grace; God 's willingness to forgive and forget. And the context I was hearing it in was typically referring to either the salvation of the unbeliever, or rest and comfort for the sin wearied soul of the believer....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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This Present Darkness Is An Eye Opening Book About Spiritual Warfare

- This Present Darkness is an eye-opening book about spiritual warfare. In this book, Paretti gives a brief insight to his theological stance on spiritual warfare. He mainly focuses on the involvement and effects of demons and angels on human behaviors. Early in the book Parretti gives the assumption that Demons can take over or even possess people without their own will. In chapter 7 Sandy is listening to Shawn talk about being in tune with the universe, and how everything was connected. All the while Sandy starts to believe these theories, but underlying in the backdrop is a demon whispering sweet things and stroking her hair....   [tags: Demon, God, Hell, Spirit]

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- 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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My View Of God By Isaiah 55

- My view of God is one that must hold to what Scripture states. My view must be a high view, a glorious view, a view filled with awe and reverence and fear. As Isaiah 55:8-9 states, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Since He is such a glorious, great and holy God and He has chosen to place His love and grace on me, I long to serve Him wholeheartedly, knowing that I fall short every hour of every day....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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Reading And Understanding The Word Of God As Un Biased As Possible

- Billings concentrate his book on reading and understanding the word of God as un-biased as possible. God allows cultures, theologies, and personal experiences to guide us into understanding His Words, however, he does not want us to fit God’s Words to confirm our beliefs and motives. His goal of writing Bible was to reveal the Trinity God and transform us into the image of Christ and have communication and covenantal relationship with us. In order for Christians to read the Word and understand it with God’s heart, the contemporary church can encourage memorization as a church and provide prayer booklets that contain Scriptures, so that the believers can experience the revelation and transfor...   [tags: Christianity, Trinity, Holy Spirit, Jesus]

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Paramount And Permanent Authority Of The Bible

- Reading Report One “Paramount and Permanent Authority of the Bible” explained how people today perceive the Bible. John A. Broadus points out several interesting points on how Christians today have contradicted what the Bible says on many different occasions to make it say what we really want it to. Broadus starts off by saying how some people believe that the Bible “contains the word of God” instead of believing that it is actually the word of God. He begins to tell those who say it only contains His words that we must understand that even though we may not always interpret what the Bible has to say the right way, we must realize that the words of the Bible are still the truth that comes...   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, God, Holy Spirit]

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Analysis Of Quid Sit : What Is The Trinity Of Persons?

- Quid Sit: What is the Trinity of Persons. “The Mosaic Revelation, as compared with the cosmic revelation, represents a great advance in the knowledge of the true God; but it represents, nevertheless, nothing more than a stage” (Danielou, 121). This revelation reveals to us the term Trinity of Persons. The trinity of Persons is the mystery of God. The trinity is composed of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three elements of the trinity are also seen as one. The oneness in three opens the door for the mystery in Christianity....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Trinity, God]

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A Relationship With God Is Not Hard

- What is relationship. Relationship can be described as, “the way in which one or more concepts, objects or people are connected, or a state of being connected.” There are many types of relationships. Four examples include: - Family - Friendship - Business partners and associate - Spiritual Relationships As believers we have the opportunity to develop a relationship with our Heavenly Father so we can have a personal relationship with Him. To do this we must read His word, pray and spend time with Him....   [tags: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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God Is The Ultimate Source Of Authority Over Us

- Truth God is the ultimate source of authority over us. His truth is what we should follow as a guideline to our lives. I am still figuring out if the bible should be taken more literally or metaphorically. If I were to interpret the bible literally, it would lead me to believe that homosexuality it a sin and should not be condoned. If I were to take the bible metaphorically, I would be accepting of homosexuality. At this point in my life I have not studied that bible enough to use it as a guideline for my life....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, God]

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Summary Of Paul Deals With The Jews And Gentiles

- I. Summary Paul deals with the Jews and Gentiles on how to relate to the gospel on those who have been born with the Law and those who are just coming in. Paul shows that it is the love of God that must prevail in our lives. In order to love abound in the gathering of believers and that we are to submit to the governing authorities because they are ministers of God. II. Chapter seven is more of a warning to not live the life that we are called to live, to be lived out of the flesh. Paul is showing the function of the law as it relates to sanctification that it is impossible to so in one’s own strength....   [tags: Christianity, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity]

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God 's Plan Of Salvation

- “The word "Incarnation"comes from the Latin words "in" and "carnis" which means “flesh."" Flesh is the solid part of our being, the part that we can see and touch, in contrast to our mind, soul, and spirit” According to John 4:24, God in his natural form is a spirit. In God’s plan of salvation, “it was necessary for the Son of God to be revealed to humankind in ways that they could see and touch, and so the Incarnation was a part of the plan-- placing the eternal, immortal, invisible Son of God in a body of flesh”(Lehigh, David)....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Eucharist, Holy Spirit]

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Not All The World Of The Jewish Nation

- Not all the world, who are his own by right of creation; for these, his own, or against the world, and recognized from them; and his coming to them arranges some specific support, which is not granted to all: nor yet are the chosen of God expected; however, they are Christ 's own, in an extremely outstanding sense; they are his by his own decision, by his Father 's blessing, by his own purchase, and through the triumph of his effortlessness, and are the objects of his extraordinary love; and for their purpose he came in the flesh, and to them he arrives spiritually, and to them will he show up a second time at the most recent day unto salvation: yet they can 't be implied, in light of the fa...   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, God, Christianity]

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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

- God is the ultimate source of authority over us. His truth is what we should follow as a guideline to our lives. Johnson (2007) states, “While scripture has a special authority, it is not the only or absolute authority, only God is (p. 171).” Also, Packer (1995) states that Christianity is a revealed religion so we should know God’s Word to know Him. I am still figuring out if the Bible should be taken more literally or metaphorically. If I were to interpret the bible literally, it would lead me to believe that homosexuality is a sin and should not be condoned....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Bible]

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God 's Divine Act For Humanity And The Gospel

- Election: If predestination is God’s divine act upon humanity and the Gospel is Christ’s divine act for humanity, then election is the Holy Spirit’s divine act to summon humanity. Although God may predetermine who is entering into God’s covenant, those who are predetermined must accept this call. God, therefore, is the one who calls and uses Jesus Christ as the reason for calling. The Holy Spirit accepts humanity’s response to God’s call. It should be noted that this calling is freely offered to the elect, but those who are called effectually must accept God’s offer....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Christian terms]

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Analysis Of Calvin 's Institutes Of The Christian Religion

- Knowledge of God – This is the first section of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559). True wisdom, according to Calvin, consists of two different types of knowledge – the knowledge of God and the knowledge of self. It is only by comparing oneself to God that humans can fully understand their identity. Meaning, after they see the brilliant and overwhelming majesty of God, they begin to understand how despicable they are because God is the standard to which all try to measure up against....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christian terms]

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Jehovah 's An Old Testament Hebrew Name For God

- ‘Jehovah’ is an Old Testament Hebrew name for God. Jehovah’s Witnesses call themselves Christians, but they deny that Jesus Christ is God. In the gospel of Matthew 15: 13-14 NIV, Jesus tells His disciples, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit." Every member of Jehovah’s Witness is a deceiver that has been deceived, they are blinded by lies from the devil and in turn zealously go door to door finding someone who they can influence....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Trinity, Holy Spirit]

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Jesus Foretells His Future : Jesus 's Future

- Jesus foretells his Future Jesus mentions to the disciples, in John 8:21-30, “he is going away, and you will search for me, but you will die in your sin.” The disciples continually would need to overcome their sinful nature, but there were situations the disciples needed to understand Jesus was sent by God. This is one of the many parables Jesus used to teach those who desired to seek the understanding of the Kingdom, but for some of the peoples ' understanding or recognition of Christ would not come at the moment for some individuals....   [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 Lord Of The 's Church

- The Lord’s Church When the Lord came with his disciples to the coast of Caesarea Philippi, He asked them what people were saying about Him. (Matt. 16:13) They answered that some were saying He was John the Baptist and others thought He was Elijah or Jeremiah. (Matt. 16:14) Then He turned to those disciples and asked them, “But who do you say that I am”. Peter spoke up and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” (Matt. 16: 15-16) And in response to Peter’s answer, the Lord made a statement that has been the grounds for countless theological battles from then until now....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Roman Empire]

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The Cradle, The Cross, And The Crown

- Statement # 1(From The Cradle, The Cross, and The Crown Chapter 20, Loc 25622 of 28382, 1st Paragraph) “Overwhelmed, John fell at Jesus’ feet as though dead.” This statement really stood out to me because no one can stand in Jesus’ presence. This is an awesome display of the anointing. Just like Paul on the road to Damascus, John fell down in the presence of Jesus. I can only imagine what it was like to be in the presence of Jesus. This really encourages me to continue on with the good fight of faith and one day all believers will get a chance to see Him face-to-face....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Holy Spirit]

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The Best Words Of God

- The best words to describe God, are words that describe how he is beyond description. he is explainable, incomprehensible but yet he is personal. He desires a relationship with the human beings he created. He knew that when he gave humans free will that there would be setbacks. But he wanted them to love him out of a choice and not because that 's what they were programs in a sense to do. Because when loves is forced it is not in its sincerest form. God knew that along with because one loves is forced it is not in it sincerest form....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Trinity, God the Father]

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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 Body Of Christ

- The body of Christ; His church that gathers together, prays together, heals and seeks the lost. In the most practical way, as a church that is made up of people of different personalities and God given spiritual gifts, form the body of Christ to which He would certainly want His body on a mission. The mission is simply this; reach the lost, heal the sick, and make disciples to continue His work here on earth until the end comes. The work of God in this world is His people; Christians using the gifts God give them to further His kingdom and save as many as we can....   [tags: Christian terms, Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit]

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The Spirit Of The Holy Spirit

- One of the primary works of the Holy Spirit is to bring men and women into a meaningful encounter with the Risen Christ. Guided by His Spirit, we can truly discover Jesus Christ and develop a genuine relationship with Him if we respond with total surrender and generosity. Soon enough, Christ’s love becomes the center of our lives and saturates us with joy and peace. Hence, when we have had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ by the Spirit’s power, our greatest desire is that our loved ones may also enjoy a similar experience....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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The Release Of The Spirit

- The Release of the Spirit Brother Watchman Nee is the first recognized Chinese theologian in the west. His books were read by many western brothers and sisters. Yet in Chinese Christian circles, he is a disputed person. For those like him, he is a hero that no others can exceed. For those do not like him because of the controversies caused by his successor Mr. Witness Lee. Most of the Chinese Christians do not want to get involved into this minor issue. They regard Nee as a great theologian and Martyrdom, but do not read his books....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Brother Lemon '

- In the story, Brother Lemon brought with him a new water-purifier which he boasts for its ability to process the water and provide good purity without any bacteria. This was used by Laurence as a symbol to describe Brother Lemon as “a kind of soul-purifier, sucking in the septic souls and spewing them back one hundred percent pure” (p. 53). Although we are created in the image and likeness of God to render us as human, we are not God in any sense. It is only God that can do anything to the soul....   [tags: Psychology, Mind, Spirit, Soul]

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I Am Called Upon The Souls Of Those Who Have Fallen

- I am called upon every night, to meet The Souls of those who have fallen. Unaware of who I am. What was I. What purpose does my life hold any meaning. I can only recall my creator and the task he assigned me. Yet, my images and stills plague my mind. There is another with me, where me and her appear to be joyful in a peaceful serenity of our own. I once asked my creator of the images that appear in my mind, I was instructed to ignore them and focus on the souls to take. I’ve always done what was told, I’ve never questioned nor deny what my creator told me....   [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

- Here is a checklist of principles and practices that you and your church could run through every few months as a means of assessing your effectiveness in missions: Prayer Prayer is the fuel of all outreach and missions. We must be regularly and deliberately on our knees seeking His will. It is not about asking God to bless our efforts, but us getting on board with His vision for us. Prayer is the privilege we have to unite our hearts to God and His plans. Assess the intensity of your own prayer time and that of your church....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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The Holy Spirit And Luke 's Acts Record Of The Spirit

- It is the Holy Spirit who draws people towards salvation and sanctifies them. These works of the Spirit are inseparable. In fact, it would be an error to separate John’s view of the Holy Spirit and Luke’s Acts record of the Spirit. The Spirit was the initiator of salvation and the power to be sanctified. Romans chapter eight provides the clearest impact of the Spirit at work in the life of a follower. There is power to walk in the Spirit rather than in the old nature (v.4). Also, the Spirit changes the thoughts of a follow to have the mind of Christ (vv....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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The Holy Spirit 's Responsibility

- There have been many influences over the past few months that have bloomed into this lesson. They came as bits and pieces that I either heard or witnessed. While they stuck in my memory, I never really saw their significance until this past Sunday. I was in church and Jay was leading worship when all of a sudden the light came on and there was a complete picture in my mind. If you would indulge me for a moment I would like to lay these “puzzle pieces” out for you in order to support my statement that the Holy Spirit quietly talks to us continually and to also give credit to the people whose words have influenced this lesson....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus]

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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 Holy Spirit Is For Everyone

- 1. Pentecost was a one-time event. We don’t need to repeat Pentecost as the NT church today in fact we can’t. As the church we should partner with the Holy Spirit to continue the work he has started. When we do this we allow the Holy Spirit to do his will in our lives. 2. The Holy Spirit is for everyone. When the Holy Spirit came in Acts it fell on everyone who was in the room not just certain people. According to verse 17 the sign of the Holy Spirit is that you speak. When the Holy Spirit comes on falls on you the only response is to tell people about it....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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