How does the Spirit relate to the Bible?
This book is for those who are 'thirsty for a deeper experience of the Spirit of God'. There is much confusion about how Jesus relates to the Holy Spirit, how Jesus the Eternal Word relates to the Bible. People say, 'You have too much Bible and not enough of the Spirit' or it "It all very well talking about the Spirit but where's the Bible?'
Whatever our background, we tend to fall back on untested prejudices or worry about unexamined doubts. This careful biblical argument, drawing mainly from John's gospel, helps us to see the answers to these questions in a firmly Trinitarian understanding. Hearing the Spirit is the way we know the father through the Spirit. By asking where the Bible fits in this process, this helps us listen more deeply to the words of God.
Each chapter has study questions for individual or group use.
Introduction: Making the Father known
1. The Spirit, the Word and His words
2. The Spirit, the Word and the Cross
3. The Spirit, the Word and His Apostles
4. The Spirit, the Word and the Bible
5. The Spirit and the understanding of the Bible
6. The Spirit and other spirits
7. The Spirit at work in the world and the church
Conclusion: Hearing the Spirit
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We are using this book in a small study group. We have spent time on the introduction and the first chapter and I believe that we have progressed our understanding of the Spirit. A local preacher who is normally part of the group has not been able to join to date but has commented that "it is good".
This was a compelling read, so much so that I've read the book 3 times in the last year! The book provides a clear and very logical understanding of how the Holy Spirit relates to the Bible and what the key role of the Holy Spirit is.