But to effectively serve Christ in the world, we must not merely be called holy; we must actually be holy. In today's article, Timothy Tennent helpfully explains how the pouring out of the Spirit at Pentecost provides the church with this needed holiness.
In this time of intellectualism, mysticism has gained a bad reputation. But, what is it really? Donald Richmond shares how Christian mysticism is integral to the very life-breath of our faith.
At the end of the day, maybe experiencing Holy Spirit isn’t easy, but it is simple—seek Him, find Him; don’t seek Him, well . . . you get the idea. Jason McAnally shares 5 keys to deepening our intimacy with the Holy Spirit.
What John Wesley thought about the Trinity was wonderfully predictable. Since his overall cast of thought was to be aligned with classic Christian doctrine, centered on the gospel, and intensely interested in spiritual experience and spiritual progress, his trinitarianism likewise exhibits these traits.
The holiness movement reminds us that alien righteousness is not God’s last word for the believer. Read more today from Timothy Tennent on the gift of entire sanctification and what it means for Christians.
Steve Seamands encourages us to ask the ascended Christ to send the Holy Spirit upon you so that you can join him in participating in his mission.
http://youtu.be/qx5bhDixAUs How do modern understandings of the baptism with the Holy Spirit trace their understandings to John Wesley and John Fletcher? Dr. Larry Wood shares. View...
Contemporary Pentecostalism is in many ways an offshoot of Wesleyan-Arminian spirituality and theology via the American Holiness movement. Pentecostals specifically identify conversion, sanctification, divine healing, and the premillennial second coming of Jesus as Wesleyan-Arminian-Holiness themes that particularly impacted the formative stages of their movement’s development.
All the strategy, plans, and programs can never truly achieve church renewal or revive us as believers. Instead of relying on endowments, cultural Christianity, or the cultural significance of the mainline church itself, David Watson here points the Church back to the true source of power for renewal—the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus was human and because Jesus was a human, he needed to be empowered from day one with and by the Holy Spirit. If this is true, then it is true that you and I need the Holy Spirit even more so.