Last week we asked: what exactly are miracles, and do they occur today? This week we examine an offshoot of that discussion: what about the Holy Spirit? What sort of things are we told about the work of the Holy Spirit in the world today?
There is a lot of confusion surrounding the Holy Spirit and His work today. We begin our look into this controversial subject by examining the miraculous. What is a miracle, and what form do they take in our day?
Jesus’ discussion with a woman at a well in John 4 occurs against the backdrop of systemic classism and racism in Judea. His message to her is one of inclusion and unity, and carries just as much weight and imperative for the church today as it did for that woman.
One of the major themes in 1 John is testimony, or testifying, the act of telling something you know to be true. John presented his own testimony as a mean of combating doubt and false teaching; how can we testify about the truth of the gospel today? What should our testimony contain?
If I know that I am supposed to use my gifts for God’s service, the next question must be: how do I find out what they are? How can I discover my “gifts of grace?” And how can I avoid the danger of “quenching the Spirit?” Here are three potential steps to consider.