“To each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” —1 Corinthians 12 John Piper, in a sermon, “Living in the Spirit and in the Body for the Common Good” I think the main point of this passage is verse 7: “But to each one is given the manifestation of the … More God gives gifts and ministries for two reasons
At least three statements in John 14-16 confirm that Jesus thinks of the Holy Spirit as a person not a mere force. John Piper, in a sermon, “The Holy Spirit: He Is God!” 1) Jesus calls him “another Counselor” in 14:16, “I will pray the Father and he will give you another Counselor to be … More A person not a mere force
John Piper, in a sermon, “Exalting Jesus so the Spirit Falls” So my answer to the question: Is there any correlation between the way Peter preached and the coming of the Holy Spirit in power? is YES. The correlation is that Peter painted such a picture of Jesus that the Spirit saw a very attractive … More John Piper: Exalting Jesus so the Spirit Falls
One of the benefits of a Bible reading plans that draws from different sections each day is that there are times when you are struck with similarities between passages. Today is one of those days. Yesterday, in Luke 1 we read, “And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a … More The Holy Spirit, promises and new birth!
John Piper, in a sermon, “The Holy Spirit: He Is God!” At least three things in these chapters [John 14-16] confirm that Jesus thinks of the Holy Spirit as a person not a mere force. 1) Jesus calls him “another Counselor” in 14:16, “I will pray the Father and he will give you another Counselor … More HE, not “the force”, will be WITH you!
John Piper comments on Daniel 10-12, in a sermon, “Angels and Prayer”: But the point is this: Daniel’s praying was not about angels. And probably ours shouldn’t be either. We should wrestle in prayer and fasting for the things that we know are God’s will in our lives and our families and our church and … More Angels and Prayer
John Piper, in a sermon from Isaiah 44:1-5, “A Precious Promise: The Outpouring of God’s Spirit” God promised in the eighth century BC that a day was coming when he would fill his upright servants with himself. The idea of pouring is the idea of copiousness. When we say, “It’s pouring outside,” we mean something … More Drenched with the Spirit….Singing in the Rain
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am … More No Greater Gift-No Greater Need
John Piper on the Parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25: Verses 7-9 “Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be … More Is Your Lamp Shiny, but Empty?
In “The Treasury of David,” Charles Spurgeon says: Verse 3. My mouth shall speak of wisdom. Inspired and therefore lifted beyond himself, the prophet is not praising his own attainments, but extolling the divine Spirit which spoke in him. He knew that the Spirit of truth and wisdom spoke through him. He who is not sure that … More God speaks through….me!