Category Archives: Holy Spirit and Providence

Jonathan Storment: Strange Fire and Churches of Christ

I’m looking forward to working on Wineskins together with its featured authors (see list in the righthand column). Among the featured authors is Jonathan Storment, the pulpit minister for the Highlands congregation in Abilene, who blogs at Part of a … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit: I Get Emails

I get emails – Brother Guin, in your book, The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace, page 23, you state that Jesus told his apostles that he would send “him” not an “it” in John 14:17.  However when the Greek text … Continue reading

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An Exchange of Comments with Ray: Ray’s Comments

First, Ray’s comment to which I was responding, and then his three later comments. I quoted nearly all of his first comment in mine, but figure he’s entitled to have the full text posted. Ray at 7:56 PM. I figure the reason … Continue reading

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An Exchange of Comments with Ray: My Comment

Ray’s comment and my reply were deleted in the restoring of the site from back up. Here’s my comment from earlier this evening. I’ll post Ray’s responses in a second posts: Outreachdownenray wrote, I figure the reason Jay thinks the … Continue reading

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Thought Question: Laying Out Fleece

We’re all familiar with the story of Gideon, who twice laid out fleece as a means of confirming God’s will. It’s in Judges. Nowadays, many good Christians attempt to follow in Gideon’s footsteps, “laying out a fleece,” to determine God’s … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit: Does God Do Miracles Today?

Guy asked, Where are the miraculous gifts? If all the passages you’re mentioning are meant to include us–21st century disciples–where are the miraculous manifestations? Where are the tongues, the healings, the interpretations, the prophecies, the visible floating fires, etc.? If … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: 50 Things the Holy Spirit Does, by Frank Viola

From a recent blog post by Frank Viola. Here are the first 10. Read the rest by clicking on the link – 1.      He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). 2.      He guides us into all … Continue reading

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Another Email Re Concerning God’s Will

I’ve deleted this post because too many of the reader’s comments did not reflect the spirit of Christ. (Jam 3:17 ESV)  17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Email re Discerning God’s Will

I get emails – Good day … My question concerns knowing or descerning God’s direction. Since receiving my master’s degree I had wanted to do a Ph.D.  However, since my master’s period I got involved in the church. I was … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit: Romans 12 – 15

(Rom 12:9-21 ESV)  9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.  10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.  11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, … Continue reading

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