Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Distinctive Feature of the Holy Spirit's Work

"... the third person is distinctively the One who powerfully brings to fulfillment in our lives the redemptive transformation envisioned by the Father and provided for by the Son.

... Holiness is not only an attribute but also a distinctive feature of the Spirit’s ministry. The third person convicts of sin, regenerates, and sanctifies. Insofar as converted sinners progressively become holy, their virtue can be traced to the Spirit’s teaching, illumination, leading, abiding, and cultivating of Christlike holiness."

~ GORDON R. LEWIS
    Integrative Theology

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Choosing Leaders

"It is a serious responsibility to appoint or elect wise and just officials. In your sphere of influence—home, church, school, job—are you ensuring that justice and godliness prevail? Failing to choose leaders who uphold justice can lead to much trouble..."

Life Application Study Bible

Notes on Deuteronomy 16:18-20