Quotes of Note #5 — Baptism with the Holy Spirit

“I take it that that is abundantly clear — you cannot be a Christian without having the Holy Spirit in you.  But — and here is the point — I am asserting at the same time that you can be a believer, that you can have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, and still not … Continue reading

Sermon #38–Our God of Power: Jesus, Man of Power–Philippians 2:5-11; Acts 10:34-43

“Our Lord is eternally the Son of God, but though he was the Son of God, in order to do his work as the Messiah in the likeness of man, in the form of a servant, he needed this ‘baptism’ with the Spirit. . . . In the power of the Spirit he was enabled.  … Continue reading

Sermon #30 — Baptism with the Holy Spirit — 1 John 2:26-28

Much of the power and reality of the Christian faith seems to have been lost to most modern, Western Christians.  For much of the American church, the Christian faith is understood as a set of doctrines, a creed, that people are supposed to agree to and a moral code that people are expected to live … Continue reading