Holy Spirit Articles
Understand better the role and activity of the Holy Spirit in the life and growth of a Christian.
- Did a Unified Church Develop from Diversity and Conflict? Did the Christian church start out with all kinds of competing beliefs that gradually, over time, got pared down to the core beliefs we have today? Michael Svigel gives proof that, instead, the early church was unified around the deity of Christ and the Holy Spirit from its earliest days. That same unity today will cause the church to survive any attempts to revise its history.
- Let’s Get Reacquainted with the Spirit
- Morality Is Not the Point Christians tend to spend a lot of time focused on our activities and the spiritual disciplines that draw us toward holiness, but we don’t spend nearly enough time talking about the motives behind these activities. Why do you read your Bible? Why are you involved in the particular ministries you’ve chosen? This convicting article can help you discern if your emphases in your spiritual activities are from proper motivations or from those that may lead you to burnout.
- Morality Is Still Not the Point In a previous article, Dave Carl concluded that loving God is more important than living a moral life and must be the motive behind all our spiritual activities. In this “sequel,” he explores how to love God more—what it does and does not look like. Reading his simple yet profound suggestions, we can reflect on whether or not we’re on the right track in our relationship with God and whether or not we’re steering our kids down the path toward loving God more.
- The Holy Spirit’s Power and Presence in Times of Crisis
- The Spirit Who Is Not a Ghost The third person of the Trinity is the most elusive and least understood. Charles Swindoll clarifies the role and activity of the Holy Spirit in the life and growth of a Christian. Just because we can’t see Him at work doesn’t mean we can ignore His power and crucial activity on this earth. After all, He dwells inside each one of us believers—with His limitless capabilities!
- The Trinity and Salvation
- Unambitious Leadership Chuck Swindoll reminds us that in the school of spiritual leadership, God is the teacher. And only God knows the moment when someone is ready to lead. If you know someone who is aspiring to lead others and can’t wait to start, give him or her this article to read. This person may need to slow his or her upward climb and wait for God’s appointment.