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NHI Resources on God the Holy Spirit




The Holy Spirit: An Introduction, Three Aspects of Salvation (and ppt)

Jesus and the Spirit are involved in solving a problem related to God, to ourselves, and to the demonic; this message seeks to integrate them


The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of Power and the Demons of Old (ppt)

This message explains the Spirit's role in deliverance ministry, and our participation in it


The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of Truth and Our Enemy the Liar

This message explains the Spirit's role in truth-telling and resisting temptation


Weird Coincidences, Supernatural Events, Funny Feelings - Is That You God?

An evangelistic message which interprets certain personal experiences as God's nudging towards Jesus; the Spirit's activity is implicit


Understanding the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Action

A devotional reflection on Matthew 3:13 - 4:11, part of a longer series of reflections in Matthew's Gospel


Knowing God from the Inside by the Spirit (John 14:8 - 21)

 A message exploring how salvation expresses union with God through the humanity of Jesus


Internalizing Jesusí Word

A thematic study of Luke - Acts (and small group leader notes)


The Holy Spirit and Speech (and ppt)

A thematic study of Luke - Acts


The Fulfillment of Israelís Scriptures

A thematic study of Luke - Acts, relating the Spirit and speech


The Question of Tongues and the Reversal of Babel

A thematic study of Luke - Acts, relating the Spirit and speech 


Women Restored, Women Restoring

A thematic study of Luke - Acts, relating the Spirit and women


The Rights of Women in the Bible part 1 and part 2

A thematic study of the biblical canon


Women Speaking Authoritatively in the Worship Service in 1 Corinthians 11

An in-depth small group discussion demonstrating an empowering view of women - and dishonored women in particular - being involved in speaking leadership


Women and Speech in 1 Corinthians 11 and 14  

A thorough comparison of views between both 11:2 - 16 and 14:34 - 36, which must be interpreted together


The Gift of Prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14: Words of Hope from Your Mouth

A general message exploring 1 Corinthians 14


Ephesians 4:11:  An Evaluation of the 'Five-Fold Ministry' and 'the Charismatic Restoration' 

A thorough exploration, especially, of the terms apostle, prophet, and pastor


The Implications of the Chiastic Structure of 1 Timothy on the Question of Women in Church Leadership

 An argument for women as elders and leaders based on textual, literary, and historical aspects of the text of 1 Timothy


Christian Mysticism: Have We Been Missing Something?

This presentation explores early Christian monastic thought on the human person and emotional development


Athanasius on the Holy Spirit, Conversion, and Sanctification, Part 1

Athanasius of Alexandria is regarded as the fountainhead of all theology because of his role in the theological debates about the identity of the Son of God, but his work on the Spirit of God is equally important; this paper explores his writings and engages with secondary sources


Athanasius on the Holy Spirit, Conversion, and Sanctification, Part 2 

(a paper in progress)


Helpful Resources on God the Holy Spirit


Dennis J. Preato, Empirical Data in Support of Egalitarian Marriages and A Fresh Perspective on Submission and Authority (God's Word to Women, Apr 23, 2004) note comments on Cyril, Theodore, and John Chrysostom and their engagement with 1 Corinthians and Ephesians based on an Athanasian view of the Trinity, where the Son is the power of the Father (1 Cor.1:24), rather than an Augustinian view of the Trinity, where the Son has power, but the Father has more


Niels Christian Hivdt, Christian Prophecy: The Post Biblical Tradition (2007)


Kallistos Ware, Personal Experience of the Holy Spirit According to the Greek Fathers (Silouan Thompson blog, Aug 5, 2008)


Viralnova Entertainment, Ricardo Bofill's Renovation of an Old, Shut-Down Cement Factory (Viralnova, Dec 18, 2013) - a parable


Early Church Evidence Refutes Real Presence (One Fold blog) on the sacraments; questionable but requires further study


Eureka Church of Christ, The Historical Perversion of Baptism (Eureka Church of Christ, Jun 30, 2015)


Ben Sternke, Why Most People Miss Out On Being Led by the Spirit (Gravity Leadership, Nov 13, 2017)

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The stained glass behind the altar of the Church of St. Peter in Rome, depicting the Holy Spirit as a dove