holy spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity. However, there is much mystery about who the Holy Spirit is, as well as how He works. In this series, we examine the Person and work of the Spirit of God. In addition, we will look at such topics as spiritual gifts and divine healing. We will discover many exciting truths about the lesser known Person of the Trinity.

HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKS IN OUR LIVES

Question 1 How Does the Holy Spirit Work?

Question 2 What Is the Role of the Holy Spirit toward Human Beings?

Question 3 What Are the Various Ways in Which the Holy Spirit Works in the Life of the Believer?

Question 4 What Does It Mean to Be “Born of the Spirit”?

Question 5 In What Ways Does the Holy Spirit Give Life?

Question 6 What Is the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit?

Question 7 When Does a Person Receive the Holy Spirit?

Question 8 Are There Outward Signs of Receiving the Holy Spirit?

Question 9 Do People Need to Ask, or Pray, for the Holy Spirit? (Luke 11:13)

Question 10 Can a Person Lose the Holy Spirit?

Question 11 What Does Being Baptized with Fire Mean and Is It for the Believer or the Unbeliever?

Question 12 What Does It Mean to Be Slain in the Spirit?

Question 13 How Does the Holy Spirit ‘Seal’ the Believer?

Question 14 What Is the Anointing of the Holy Spirit?

Question 15 How Does a Person Become Filled with the Holy Spirit?

Question 16 What Are the Results of Being Filled with the Holy Spirit?

Question 17 What Is the Fruit of the Spirit?

Question 18 Can a Person Impede the Work of the Holy Spirit?

Question 19 How Does the Holy Spirit Guide the Believer?

Question 20 How Does the Holy Spirit Work with Spiritual Uncertainty?

Question 21 Should Our Experience with the Holy Spirit Be the Same as Jesus’?

Question 22 How Does the Holy Spirit Help Run the Universe?

Question 23 How Did the Holy Spirit Work with the Authors of Scripture?

Question 24 What Is the Role of the Holy Spirit in the Interpretation of Scripture?

Question 25 How Did the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of the Lord) Work during the Old Testament Period?

Question 26 Did the Holy Spirit Permanently Indwell All Believers during the Old Testament Period?

Question 27 Was the Holy Spirit upon Believers during the Old Testament Period but in Them during New Testament Times?

Question 28 What Was the Relationship of the Holy Spirit to the Earthly Life of Jesus?

Question 29 What Is the Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? (The Unpardonable Sin)

Question 30 How Does Someone Today Blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

Question 31 How Did the Holy “Spirit” Speak to the Apostles?

Question 32 Do Paul and Luke Contradict Each Other Concerning How the Holy Spirit Works?

Question 33 What Is the Ministry of the Holy Spirit to the Unbelieving World?

Question 34 If There Will Be a Future Great Tribulation, Then Will the Holy Spirit Work during That Time?

Question 35 If There Will Be a Future Millennium on the Earth, Then Will the Holy Spirit Work during That Time?

spiritual gifts volume I: WHAT ARE SPIRITUAL GIFTS? ARE SPIRITUAL GIFTS FOR TODAY? 

Question 1 Why Is It Important to Study the Subject of Spiritual Gifts?

Question 2 How Do Various Christian Groups View Spiritual Gifts? (Charismatics, Cessationists, Pentecostals, Dispensationalists, Covenant Theology)

Question 3 What Are Spiritual Gifts?

Question 4 What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Spiritual Gifts?

Question 5 What Are the Differences Between Spiritual Gifts and Human Talents?

Question 6 Were There Spiritual Gifts Given During the Old Testament Period?

Question 7 What Are the Various Spiritual Gifts That the Bible Lists?

Question 8 In What Ways Have Believers Classified the Gifts of the Spirit?

Question 9 What Does the Bible Have to Say About the Christian And Spiritual Gifts?

Question 10 Are Some Spiritual Gifts More Important Than Others?

Question 11 What Is the Purpose of Spiritual Gifts?

Question 12 When Do Believers Receive Their Spiritual Gifts?

Question 13 Do People Receive Either the Holy Spirit, or Spiritual Gifts by the Laying on Of Hands?

Question 14 Does the Bible Tell Believers to Desire the Best Gifts? (1 Corinthians 12:31)

Question 15 How Does a Person Discover Their Spiritual Gifts?

Question 16 What Are the Benefits of Knowing Your Spiritual Gift?

Question 17 How Can We Help Children Develop Their Spiritual Gifts?

Question 18 Is Possession of Spiritual Gifts Equated with Spiritual Maturity?

Question 19 What Arguments Are Given for the Cessation of the Sign Gifts? (The Cessationist Position)

Question 20 What Are the Arguments That the Purpose of the Sign Gifts Indicate They Have Now Ceased?

Question 21 Why Do Some Argue That the Purpose of the Sign Gifts Shows That They Have Not Ceased?

Question 22 What Are the Arguments That Evidence from the Plan of God Indicates the Sign Gifts Have Now Ceased?

Question 23 What Are the Arguments That Evidence from the Plan of God Does Not Indicate That the Sign Gifts Have Ceased?

Question 24 What Are the Arguments from the New Testament That the Sign Gifts Have Ceased?

Question 25 What Are the Arguments from the New Testament That the Sign Gifts Have Not Ceased?

Question 26 What Are the Arguments from the Book of Acts That the Sign Gifts Have Ceased?

Question 27 What Are the Arguments from the Book of Acts That the Sign Gifts Have Not Ceased?

Question 28 What Are the Arguments from Church History That the Sign Gifts Have Ceased?

Question 29 What Are the Arguments from Church History That the Sign Gifts Have Not Ceased?

Question 30 What Are the Argument from Personal Experience That the Sign Gifts No Longer Operate?

Question 31 What Are the Arguments from Experience for the Permanence of The Sign Gifts?

Question 32 What Is the Case for Saying That All of The Original Spiritual Gifts Still Exist? (The Non-Cessationist Position)

Question 33 When Paul Said, “God’s Gifts Were Irrevocable” Was He Speaking About Spiritual Gifts? (Romans 11:29)

Question 34 Why Is There So Much Division Among Christians Over Spiritual Gifts?

Question 35 What Observations and Conclusions Should We Make Regarding the Subject of Spiritual Gifts

spiritual gifts volume II: what are the various gifts of the holy spirit?

Question 1 Was Apostle a Spiritual Gift or An Office?

Question 2 What Is the Exact Nature of the Ministry of an Apostle?

Question 3 What Were the Signs of An Apostle?

Question 4 What Were the Twelve Apostles? In What Sense Were They Unique?

Question 5 Were Others, apart from the Twelve Called Apostles?

Question 6 Was Paul the Twelfth Apostle?

Question 7 Were There Female Apostles? (Junia)

Question 8 Are There Still Apostles Today?

Question 9 What Is the Gift of Prophecy?

Question 10 Were the New Testament Prophetic Messages Given Without Error?

Question 11 What Rules Does the New Testament Give for Prophesying at A Worship Service?

Question 12 Is the Gift of Prophecy Still Available for the Church?

Question 13 If There Are Modern-Day Prophetic Utterances, Then How Can They Be Tested?

Question 14 If There Are Modern-Day Prophetic Utterances, Should They Be Given the Same Authority as Scripture?

Question 15 Were the Various Details of a Prophecy to Be Judged or the Prophecy Itself?

Question 16 What Is the Pastoral Gift?

Question 17 Can Women Have the Gift of Pastor?

Question 18 Is Pastor/Teacher One Gift or Two?

Question 19 What Is the Gift of Teaching?

Question 20 What Is the Gift of Administration? (Ruling, Leadership)

Question 21 What Is the Gift of An Evangelist?

Question 22 What Is the Gift of Exhortation? (Encouragement)

Question 23 What Is the Gift of Giving?

Question 24 What Is the Gift of Faith?

Question 25 What Is the Gift of Ministering, Or Service? (Helps)

Question 26 What Is the Gift of Showing Mercy?

Question 27 What Is the Gift of Miracles?

Question 28 Why Don’t Believers Today Perform the Same Miraculous Works as Early Christians?

Question 29 Doesn’t Scripture Promise That Miraculous Signs Will Follow Those Who Believe? (Mark 16:16-18)

Question 30 Does Paul Say That Signs and Wonders Are Part of the Gospel Message? (The Full Gospel)

Question 31 What Are the Tests for Assessing Any Present-Day Claims of Miracles?

Question 32 What are the “Gifts” of Healing?

Question 33 What Is the Gift of Discernment, Or Distinguishing, of Spirits?

Question 34 What Is the Gift of the Word of Knowledge?

Question 35 What Is the Gift of the Word of Wisdom?

Question 36 What Are Some of the Questions About Spiritual Gifts Where There Is No Clear Answer?

Question 37 What Observations and Conclusions Can We Make about the Subject of Spiritual Gifts?

spiritual gifts volume III: SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Question 1 What Were Some of the Problems with the Corinthian Church That Led to Paul Writing about the Gift of Speaking in Tongues?

Question 2 What Exactly Is the Gift of Speaking in Tongues?

Question 3 Were Those Who Spoke in Tongues in An Ecstatic Uncontrolled State?

Question 4 Why Do Some Believe the Gift of Tongues Has Ceased?

Question 5 What Are the Arguments That the Gift of Tongues Has Not Ceased but Is Still to Be Used in the Church Today?

Question 6 What Did Paul Mean by the Statement, “When the Perfect Has Come the Imperfect Will Be Done Away?” (1 Corinthians 13:10)

Question 7 Is There a Difference Between the Gift of tongues And the Sign of Tongues?

Question 8 In What Sense Is Speaking in Tongues a Sign to Those Who Do Not Believe (1 Corinthians 14:22)

Question 9 Must a Person Speak in Tongues to Be Saved?

Question 10 Is Speaking in Tongues Always a Result of Being Filled, or Baptized, with the Holy Spirit?

Question 11 Should a Person Seek to Speak in Tongues?

Question 12 Is Speaking in Tongues to Edify Oneself a Proper Goal (1 Corinthians 14:4)

Question 13 Does Speaking in Tongues Have a Devotional Purpose?

Question 14 What Does It Mean to Pray in the Spirit?

Question 15 Does Paul’s Statement About “Inexpressible Groans” Refer to Praying in Tongues? (Romans 8:26,27)

Question 16 Is There Such a Thing as Singing in Tongues?

Question 17 Is It Proper to Gather to Speak in Tongues?

Question 18 Does the Bible Allow for Believers to Give Messages in Tongues?

Question 19 Why Were Women Told to Keep Silent in Church? Were They Allowed to Speak in Tongues? (1 Corinthians 14:33,34)

Question 20 What Is the Proper Procedure for Using Tongues in a Meeting?

Question 21 Could Tongue-Speaking Be Heavenly Languages (Ecstatic Utterances) Rather Than Known Earthly Languages?

Question 22 Were the Tongues in Scripture Known Languages?

Question 23 If Certain Tongue Speaking Does Not Come From God, Where Does It Come From?

Question 24 Didn’t Paul Have a Number of Good Things to Say about the Gift of Tongues?

Question 25 What Is the Gift of Interpretation of Tongues?

Question 26 What Similarities Do We Find Between Luke and Paul Concerning Speaking in Tongues?

Question 27 What Truths Do We Discover In the Book of Acts From The Episodes Of Speaking in Tongues

Question 28 How Many People Spoke in Tongues on the Day of Pentecost? Was it Only the Twelve Apostles, or the 120?

Question 29 Should (Mark 16:17 Be Used in the Tongues Debate?

Question 30 What Did Paul Mean “I Speak in Tongues More Than All of You?”

Question 31 What Are Some of the Questions About Speaking in Tongues Where There Is No Clear Answer?

Question 32 What Observations and Conclusions Should We Make about the Gift of Speaking in Tongues?

DIVINE HEALING

One of the most controversial ministries of the Holy Spirit is that of divine healing. Does God want to heal everyone? To what degree is faith involved in the healing of the body? If someone is not healed is that because they did not have enough faith? In this book we consider these, as well as other important issues, regarding the healing of the body. 

We will begin by looking at certain misconceptions which are commonly held with respect to the subject of divine healing. After setting the record straight, we will then we have a detailed look at the major issues that surround this subject. This involves looking at what the Old Testament has to say about the subject, the four gospels, the Book of Acts, and the New Testament letters.

Question 1: What Are Some Of The Common Misconceptions Surrounding The Subject Of Divine Healing?

Question 2: What Does The Old Testament Have To Say About God Supernaturally Healing The Sick?

Question 3: Did The Lord Ever Send Sickness As Judgment During The Old Testament Period?

Question 4: Are There Old Testament Examples Of Believers Being Sick Which Was Not A Result Of Personal Sin?

Question 5: Did Jesus Christ Miraculously Heal The Sick?

Question 6: What Do We Discover About The Various Reports Of Healing Found In Jesus’ Ministry?

Question 7: What Methods Did Jesus Use To Heal The Sick?

Question 8: Why Did Jesus Heal The Sick?

Question 9: What Was The Response Of The People Of Jesus’ Day To His Healings?

Question 10: What Do We Learn From The Healing Miracles Of Jesus’ Disciples Which Are Found In The Four Gospels?

Question 11: What Do We Learn From The Healing Miracles Of Jesus’ Disciples Which Are Found In The Book Of Acts?

Question 12: What Do The New Testament Letters Have To Say About Divine Healing?

Question 13: Does The New Testament Give Examples Of Faith Healers?

Question 14: Does God Want To Heal Everyone?

Question 15: What About Verses That Seem To Promise Healing? (Healing In The Atonement)

Question 16: According To The Bible, Why Do People Get Sick?

Question 17: Should A Person Who Is Sick Seek Supernatural Healing? Is It Lack Of Faith To Consult A Doctor?

Question 18: Does The Bible Make A Distinction Between Sickness And Other Types Of Suffering?

Question 19: Why Did James Tell Sick People To Be Anointed With Oil? (James 5)

Question 20: Is The Devil Able To Miraculously Heal The Sick? What About Reports Of Healings In Non-Christian Religions?           

Question 21: What Would Constitute A Modern-Day Miraculous Healing?

BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

This book deals with the difficult topic of the baptism with the Holy Spirit as well as with the filling of the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately there has been much division among believers as to the meaning of these terms and how they are meant to be appropriated in our lives. Our desire is to give a basic understanding of the various views of this subject with a list of their strengths and weaknesses. We will then come to some conclusions regarding this important ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Question 1: What Is The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit? (Spirit Baptism)

Question 2: Was The Baptism With The Holy Spirit Predicted In The Old Testament?

Question 3: What Are The Various Views As To When A Person Receives The Baptism With The Holy Spirit?

Question 4: What Are The Arguments For The Baptism With The Holy Spirit Being A Second Experience Following Salvation?

Question 5: Why Do Some Argue That Speaking In Tongues Is A Sign Of Receiving The Baptism With The Holy Spirit?

Question 6: In What Sense Is The Holy Spirit Given Only To Those Who Obey God? (Acts 5:32)

Question 7: If The Baptism With The Holy Spirit Occurs After Salvation, Then What Are The Conditions For Reception?

Question 8: Is The Baptism With The Holy Spirit The Same As Receiving The Holy Spirit After A Person Believes?

Question 9: Did The Baptism With The Holy Spirit Occur Once For Everyone At Pentecost?

Question 10: Does The Baptism With The Holy Spirit Occur The Moment Each Individual Believer Is Saved?

Question 11: Do Paul And Luke Mean Different Things By The Phrase, “Baptism With The Holy Spirit?”

Question 12: Does The Baptism With The Holy Spirit Normally, But Not Necessarily, Occur At The Moment Of Salvation?

Question 13: Was Jesus Baptized With The Holy Spirit?

Question 14: Is The Baptism With The Holy Spirit The Same Thing As Regeneration Or Rebirth?

Question 15: What Is The Filling Of The Holy Spirit?

Question 16: Is The Baptism With The Spirit The Same As The Filling With The Holy Spirit?

Question 17: What Happened On The Day Of Pentecost With Respect To The Holy Spirit And Believers?

Question 18: In What Sense Was Joel’s Prophecy Fulfilled At Pentecost?

Question 19: Why Did Peter And John Lay Hands On The Samaritans To Have Them Receive The Holy Spirit? (Acts 8)

Question 20: Did The Apostle Paul Receive The Holy Spirit After His Conversion? (Acts 9)

Question 21: What Happened When The Gentiles First Received The Holy Spirit? (Acts 10)

Question 22: Why Did The Apostle Paul Ask Certain Disciples If They Received The Holy Spirit Upon Believing? (Acts 19)

Question 23: Why Did The Holy Spirit Work Differently With Four Particular Groups In Acts?

Question 24: Does The Book Of Acts Provide Any Pattern For Believers To Receive The Holy Spirit?

Question 25: What Happened In The Upper Room When Jesus Told His Disciples To Receive The Holy Spirit? (John 20:22)

Question 26: Is There A Difference Between The Holy Spirit Being “In” A Person And “Upon” A Person?

Question 27: What Is Meant By The Statement, “The Spirit Is Not Yet Given?” (John 7:37-39)

Question 28: Was The Holy Spirit Only With Believers, And Not In Them Before The Day Of Pentecost? (John 14:16,17)

Question 29: What Conclusions Can Be Made Concerning The Baptism With The Holy Spirit? (Spirit Baptism)