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Posts from May 2022

Posts from May 2022

The Holy Spirit’s Role in Helping Believers Understand the Bible

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 4: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of the Believer Day 2: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Helping Believers Understand the Bible 1 Cor. 2:6-16 When we discussed the Holy Spirit’s nature, we highlighted the fact he is a person, not a force. As a result, he works personally in our lives. We pointed specifically to his role as teacher. What does he teach us? He doesn’t teach us about math. He doesn’t…

The Holy Spirit’s Role in Leading the Believer to Christ

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 4: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of the Believer Day 1: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Leading the Believer to Christ 1 Cor. 2:3; Eph. 2:1-10 The Fall really messed things up, not just for the world in general, but for each one of us personally. As we discussed in an earlier section, because of Adam and Eve’s sin, we’re all born with a sin nature. As a result, we don’t naturally…

The Spirit’s Role after Jesus’ Ascension

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 3: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Jesus Day 5: The Holy Spirit’s Role After Jesus’ Ascension Luke 24:36-53 The Holy Spirit took an active role in Jesus’ life. Jesus submitted himself to the guidance and authority of the Spirit in order to fulfill his mission. Things changed, though, when Jesus returned to the Father. As Cole puts it, “the bearer of the Spirit becomes the bestower of the Spirit.”[i] Before he…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E14

PROVIDENCE AND THE HOLY SPIRIT’S WORK IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST What do we learn about God’s providence through His preservation of Joseph? How does Jesus’ reliance on the Spirit show us our need for that same reliance? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s providence in the lives of Jacob and Joseph, and they consider how God’s providence is decisive over all human actions.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss the Spirit’s work in the life of Christ…

The Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 3: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Jesus Day 4: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Rom. 8:9-25 Earlier we spoke of the Spirit’s role in bringing about a new humanity. Jesus’ birth moved that plan a step forward. Jesus’ resurrection represents another major step forward because the restoration of humanity is part of the larger plan to restore all of creation, and Jesus’ resurrection represents the first step…

The Holy Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Ministry

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 3: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Jesus Day 3: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Ministry Acts 10:34-38 As we saw yesterday, the Holy Spirit was at work throughout Jesus’ entire life. But the Spirit’s power was probably most evident in Jesus’ public ministry. Through the Spirit, Jesus was able to preach with a power and authority the people had never heard before (Mark 1:22) and to work miracles they had…

The Holy Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Life Generally

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 3: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Jesus Day 2: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Life Generally Matt. 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-12; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:29-34 In our study on Jesus, we discussed the fact that, although he was tempted just as we are, Jesus never sinned. He was (and remains) perfectly sinlessness. We also noted Jesus didn’t rely on his divine nature to accomplish that feat. Because he served as our…

The Holy Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Conception

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 3: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Jesus Day 1: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Conception Matt. 1:18-22; Luke 1:26-37 The Holy Spirit played a major role in Jesus’ life here on earth. In fact, his work in Jesus’ life started even before Jesus was born. Take a look at Matthew 1:18 and Luke 1:35. Both Matthew and Luke connect Jesus’ conception with the work of the Holy Spirit. Matthew says…

The Holy Spirit’s Role in Providing Hope for God’s People

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 2: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Old Testament Day 5: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Providing Hope for God’s People Ezek. 37:1-14, Joel 2:28-32 The people of Israel were blessed to have God dwell among them. But, as we’ve seen, even at its best their experience of God’s presence was incomplete because of Adam and Eve’s sin. To complicate things even further, Israel repeatedly turned their back on God. As a result, God…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E13

Providence and The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Old Testament Where do we see God’s providence in the life and calling of Abraham? How does examining the work of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament help us learn about our present need for Him? In this episode, David and Phil highlight God’s providence in the life and calling of Abraham.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss how the Holy Spirit was at work throughout the Old Testament.  This discussion…

The Holy Spirit’s Role in Manifesting God’s Presence among His People

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 2: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Old Testament Day 4: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Manifesting God’s Presence Among His People Ex. 35:30-35 Yesterday we looked at the role the Holy Spirit played in gathering Israel as God’s people. The Spirit’s role in connection with Israel didn’t stop once he had gathered them. That’s because God didn’t just want to gather a people; he wanted to gather a people and dwell among them.…

The Spirit’s Role in Gathering God’s People

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 2: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Old Testament Day 3: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Gathering God’s People Isa. 63:7-14 In various ways throughout this study, we’ve touched on God’s plan to save us from sin. When we think of the Spirit’s role in that plan, our tendency is to jump to our experience in the Church today. But God’s work in redemption stretches back throughout history, and so does the Spirit’s. Graham…