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And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” (Acts 19:2) For a disciple not to have heard about the Holy Spirit is Not A Good Thing. For those of us who want to emphasise (I think rightly) the priority of preaching Christ and him crucified and who see the Spirit’s role…

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Scratching the surface

Increasingly aware that we’re only touching on some very big topics in these Training Wednesdays but exciting nonetheless to paddle at the edges of some big oceans and sense something of the vastness and complexity and beauty of some of these subjects – the person of the Spirit, the highs and lows of Christendom, the plan of God to display his glory in the church… The Spirit (session 5) The Church [session…

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Against the world for the sake of the world

Been loving Piper’s 2005 conference message on Athanasius. Very well worth listening to or reading in full. But to whet your appetite, here are the lessons he draws out: Defending and explaining doctrine is for the sake of the gospel of Christ’s glory and our everlasting joy. Joyful courage is the calling of a faithful shepherd. If something is worth fighting for, it worth rejoicing over. Let us stand courageous and out-rejoice…

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