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9780871482266

Encountering the Holy Spirit: Paths of Christian Growth and Service

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    9780871482266

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    0871482266

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-04-01
  • Publisher: Pathway Press
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Author Biography

French L. Arrington recently retired from the Church of God Theological Seminary, where he was professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis. He formerly taught at Lee University for 17 years and chaired the Department of Bible and Theology. Dr. Arrington is a graduate of the University of Chattanooga (B.A.), Columbia Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.) and St. Louis University (Ph.D.)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. 11
Forewordp. 13
With Gratitudep. 15
Introductionp. 17
The Spirit and the Old Testamentp. 25
The Witness of the Old Testament to the Holy Spiritp. 27
The Power of the Spiritp. 28
The Gifts of the Spiritp. 30
The Gift of Prophecyp. 34
The Spirit and the Messiahp. 38
The Promise of the Spiritp. 40
Summary Tablesp. 44
Study and Discussionp. 51
Conversion and Spiritual Fruitp. 53
Encountering the Holy Spirit in Conversionp. 55
The Holy Spirit and Conversionp. 56
The Spirit's Call to Conversionp. 56
The Spirit's Work During Conversionp. 58
The Spirit's Indwelling at Conversionp. 62
The Spirit's Witness to Our Conversionp. 67
The Spirit's Fruit in Our Livesp. 69
Conclusionp. 73
Summary Tablesp. 73
Study and Discussionp. 78
Spirit Baptismp. 81
Understanding the Biblep. 83
Biblical Interpretationp. 83
Pentecostal Principles for Interpreting the Biblep. 83
Other Viewpoints on Interpreting the Biblep. 87
Biblical Terminologyp. 91
The Term Baptism in the Biblep. 91
A Variety of Terms for Spirit Baptismp. 92
Differences in the Terms "Baptism BY, IN and WITH the Holy Spirit"p. 96
Conclusionp. 103
Summary Tablesp. 104
Study and Discussionp. 111
Spiritual Empowerment After Conversionp. 115
Establishing Luke's Intentsp. 117
The Spirit-Anointed Ministry of Jesusp. 118
Praying for God's Gift of the Holy Spiritp. 120
God's Gift of the Spirit for All Believersp. 122
Narrative Examples in Actsp. 124
1st - Day of Pentecostp. 125
2nd - Samariap. 128
3rd - Damascusp. 133
4th - Caesareap. 135
5th - Ephesusp. 138
Conclusionp. 143
Summary Tablesp. 144
Study and Discussionp. 149
Initial Physical Sign of Spirit Baptismp. 153
Spirit-Inspired Speech Before Pentecostp. 154
Spirit-Inspired Utterances in Actsp. 155
1st - Day of Pentecostp. 156
2nd - Samariap. 162
3rd - Damascusp. 165
4th - Caesareap. 166
5th - Ephesusp. 168
Conclusionp. 170
Summary Tablesp. 178
Study and Discussionp. 185
The Reception and Results of Spirit Baptismp. 189
Reception of Spirit Baptismp. 190
Being Filled With the Spiritp. 190
Definition of "Filled (pimplemi) With the Spiritp. 197
Definition of "Full (pleres) of the Holy Spiritp. 200
Results of Spirit Baptismp. 202
A Profound Sense of God's Immediate Presencep. 203
Power for Witnessingp. 204
Power for Doing Mighty Worksp. 206
Speaking in Other Tonguesp. 207
Holy, Christlike Livingp. 211
Sensitivity and Openness to Spiritual Manifestationsp. 213
Conclusionp. 215
Summary Tablesp. 220
Study and Discussionp. 226
Spiritual Giftsp. 229
Introduction to Gifts of the Spiritp. 231
Basic Biblical Terms for Spiritual Giftsp. 233
Gifts of Grace (charismata)p. 233
Spiritual Gifts (pneumatika)p. 236
Manifestations of the Spirit (phanerosis tou pneumatos)p. 237
Gifts (domata)p. 239
Gifts, Ministries, and Operations (charismata, diakonai and energemata)p. 239
The Trinity and the Giftsp. 241
The Number of Spiritual Giftsp. 242
Possession of Spiritual Giftsp. 243
Spiritual Gifts and the Churchp. 247
Spiritual Gifts and the Fruit of the Spiritp. 250
The Continuation of Spiritual Giftsp. 254
Conclusionp. 258
Summary Tablesp. 262
Study and Discussionp. 271
Gifts of Leadershipp. 275
Spiritual Gifts in the Context of Paul's Thoughtp. 276
Spiritual Gifts and Church Officesp. 280
Order and Classification of Spiritual Giftsp. 283
Gifts of Leadershipp. 285
Apostlesp. 286
Prophetsp. 290
Teachersp. 295
Pastorsp. 297
Evangelistsp. 298
Those Who Leadp. 299
Administrationsp. 300
Helpsp. 301
Conclusionp. 301
Summary Tablesp. 304
Study and Discussionp. 317
Gifts of Service, Power, Revelation and Worshipp. 323
Gifts for Practical Servicep. 323
Servicep. 323
Exhortationp. 324
Givingp. 325
Showing Mercyp. 326
Gifts of Powerp. 326
Faithp. 327
Healingsp. 328
Workings of Miraclesp. 330
Gifts of Revelationp. 331
A Word of Wisdomp. 332
A Word of Knowledgep. 334
Gifts for Worshipp. 334
Prophecyp. 335
Discernings (Distinguishings) of Spiritsp. 338
Speaking in Tonguesp. 341
Interpretation of Tonguesp. 344
Conclusionp. 346
Summary Tablesp. 350
Study and Discussionp. 368
Spiritual Challengesp. 375
Challenges for the Spirit-Led Church Todayp. 377
Understanding and Communicating the Teachings of the Biblep. 378
Being Ambassadors for Christ in Today's Worldp. 382
Receiving the Spirit's Empowermentp. 384
Embracing the Move of the Spirit in Our Livesp. 388
Sharing the Saving Love of Christ With Othersp. 394
Encouraging the Use of Spiritual Giftsp. 397
Serving God in the Institutional Chruchp. 405
Worshiping God From Our Heartsp. 408
Anticipating the Return of Christp. 413
Conclusionp. 417
Study and Discussionp. 419
Personal Storiesp. 421
Personal Stories of Encounters With the Holy Spiritp. 423
Conversion and Spiritual Gracesp. 424
Spirit Baptismp. 428
Speaking in Other Tonguesp. 430
Spiritual Gifts of Leadershipp. 436
Spiritual Gifts for Practical Servicep. 442
Spiritual Gifts of Powerp. 444
Spiritual Gifts of Revelationp. 451
Spiritual Gifts for Worshipp. 457
Some Concluding Thoughtsp. 463
Study and Discussionp. 465
Prayerp. 466
Glossaryp. 469
Resourcesp. 491
Scripture Indexp. 519
Subject Indexp. 537
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