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Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit inspires us, empowers us and guides our understanding. The Spirit touches our hearts and transforms us, renewing the image of God in which we were created.

God the eternal Spirit was active with the Father and the Son in Creation, incarnation, and redemption. He is as much a person as are the Father and the Son. He inspired the writers of Scripture. He filled Christ’s life with power. He draws and convicts human beings; and those who respond He renews and transforms into the image of God. Sent by the Father and the Son to be always with His children, He extends spiritual gifts to the church, empowers it to bear witness to Christ, and in harmony with the Scriptures leads it into all truth. (Gen. 1:1, 2; 2 Sam. 23:2; Ps. 51:11; Isa. 61:1; Luke 1:35; 4:18; John 14:16-18, 26; 15:26; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 5:3; 10:38; Rom. 5:5; 1 Cor. 12:7-11; 2 Cor. 3:18; 2 Peter 1:21.)

Why the Holy Spirit Matters

Why the Holy Spirit Matters

Sharon Williams’ journey to the Seventh-day Adventist Church began in the pulpit of Mt. Zion Miracle Station Pentecostal Church in Delaware, where she was the co-pastor with her husband, George....

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The Third Person

The Third Person

The doctrine of the Trinity is the most difficult concept my little mind has ever had to grapple with. It’s hard enough to try to conceive of a God who has no beginning and no end—especially no...

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Convicted

Convicted

If you saw him on the train, he might be the type you’d avoid. Shaved head, tattooed knuckles, intense gaze. The seat next to him—empty. But if you took that chance, if you sat in that empty seat, you...

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The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Work of the Holy Spirit

When we consider the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, a strange para­dox confronts us. On one hand, we find silence in many theological works, with only a passing reference to the subject in connection...

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What Can You Expect from the Holy Spirit

What Can You Expect from the Holy Spirit

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