Activities of the Holy Spirit?

Discussion in 'Pneumatology' started by RunCALEB, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. RunCALEB

    RunCALEB Puritan Board Freshman

    There's so much floating around that I've heard about the Holy Spirit, but now I'm wanting to search Scripture to see what it has to say. What are the activities of the Holy Spirit? What role does He play in our lives? (Application of this as well). And finally, how exactly does the Spirit lead us? Is it by feelings, drawing, speaking, etc. I'm looking to Scriptureally answer theses questions, as well as get into this more! Any help? Thanks guys!
     
  2. rbcbob

    rbcbob Puritan Board Graduate

    Hi Caleb. I see that you are a pastor and therefore I recommend searching one or two standard Reformed theologies. Most will have a section on Pneumatology which will help you to see the relevant scripture passages in a systematic manner.

    In Christ,
    Bob
     
  3. RunCALEB

    RunCALEB Puritan Board Freshman

    I have Grudem's systematic theology, is there another that you'd recccomend checking?
     
  4. rbcbob

    rbcbob Puritan Board Graduate

    The Puritan John Owen would be good. Banner of Truth may still sell it.
     
  5. RunCALEB

    RunCALEB Puritan Board Freshman

  6. Gforce9

    Gforce9 Puritan Board Junior

    Sinclair Ferguson's book on the Holy Spirit is good. Wayne Grudem will come from a continuationist perspective, so keep that in mind..
     
  7. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    I second this. For some intro stuff, RC Sproul's book would be good as well.
     
  8. rbcbob

    rbcbob Puritan Board Graduate

    Yes. That is from a massive 16 volume hardback collection of his works.
     
  9. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Senior

    As a former charismatic I occasionally get into these discussions Charismatic Confusion was particularly helpful by John MacArthur helpful. I recall one documented event when I think John Wimber was questioning things and was about to look into the scriptures for answers. Just then the phone rang - giving him the answers he was seeking...
    ...so he didn't bother with the scriptures.
     
  10. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    You might enjoy The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, by C.R. Vaughan. Out of print, but available here, among other places.

    As for the leading of the Spirit, B.B. Warfield discusses this very ably in this article: The Leading of the Spirit (Part 1)
     
  11. Jack K

    Jack K Puritan Board Professor

    Oh, I just read through all three parts of the Warfield article. Excellent! Thanks.
     
  12. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    Glad you enjoyed it, Jack! Like most Warfield, it's one to keep around. Thanks for highlighting that it exists in 3 parts!
     
  13. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    Also go to sermonaudio and find some of S. Ferguson's messages on John Owen. Deals with this in nice detail and in my opinion, is more helpful than his book (which is good, too).
     
  14. Branson

    Branson Puritan Board Freshman

    I agree! I've never read much of Warfield's writings; that was great!
     
  15. RunCALEB

    RunCALEB Puritan Board Freshman

    Wow, awesome guys! Looks like I'll have plenty of resources to be checking out! :up:
     
  16. Jake

    Jake Puritan Board Junior

    A practical book that I have benefited from which addresses many errant views floating around Christendom today is J. I. Packer's Keep in Step with the Spirit.
     
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