Paul the Spirit and the People of God

Paul  the Spirit  and the People of God

For those of us who want to live in continuity with all that has been revealed in Jesus and given in the Spirit, this is an eminently practical book.

Author: Gordon D. Fee

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441232786

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"In Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God, Pentecostal scholar Gordon Fee has redefined the terms of the discussion about the Holy Spirit in a way that transcends today's paradigm of 'charismatic' or 'noncharismatic' orientation. His words are a strong reminder of what God, through his Holy Spirit, intends the church to be. . . . His work is an attempt to point us back to the Bible and reinvigorate our own vision of how the Spirit mobilizes the community of believers in the local church."--Wendy Murray, author; former senior writer, Christianity Today "Gordon Fee, one of our truly master exegetes, has put steel and sinew into the words Spirit, spirit, and spiritual--words that have become flabby through subjectivizing indulgence and lack of exegetical exercise. His accurate, fresh, and passionate recovery of the place and meaning of Spirit in Paul and for us Christians is a provocative stimulus and reliable guide to the recovery of the experienced presence of God in our lives. For those of us who want to live in continuity with all that has been revealed in Jesus and given in the Spirit, this is an eminently practical book."--Eugene H. Peterson, professor emeritus of spiritual theology, Regent College "Gordon Fee is one of the finest Bible expositors I have known. Whenever he speaks and writes, I listen, and recommend you do the same."--Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries
Categories: Religion

Paul the Spirit and the People of God

Paul  the Spirit  and the People of God

Gordon Fee s accurate, fresh, and passionate recovery of the place and meaning of Spirit in Paul and for us Christians is a provocative stimulus and reliable guide to the recovery of the experienced presence of God in our lives. . . . an ...

Author: Gordon D. Fee

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781565631700

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Gordon Fee s accurate, fresh, and passionate recovery of the place and meaning of Spirit in Paul and for us Christians is a provocative stimulus and reliable guide to the recovery of the experienced presence of God in our lives. . . . an eminently practical book. " Eugene H. Peterson, Regent College
Categories: Religion

Offer Yourselves to God

Offer Yourselves to God

Renowned New Testament scholar Gordon Fee explores the meaning of Christian witness and service in every area of life.

Author: Gordon D. Fee

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532694226

Category: Religion

Page: 94

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Renowned New Testament scholar Gordon Fee explores the meaning of Christian witness and service in every area of life. Focusing on the implications of every Christian’s calling to belong to Christ, Fee reframes our contemporary quest for a more seamless, integrated faith. His careful examination of the context and message of Paul’s letters sheds light on how a Christian identity is lived out in home, workplace, and church.
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Jesus Paul and the People of God

Jesus  Paul and the People of God

This volume includes Tom Wright's two main addresses, from the 2010 Wheaton Theology Conference, one on the state of scholarship regarding Jesus and the other on the state of scholarship regarding the apostle Paul.

Author: Nicholas Perrin

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830838974

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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This volume includes Tom Wright's two main addresses, from the 2010 Wheaton Theology Conference, one on the state of scholarship regarding Jesus and the other on the state of scholarship regarding the apostle Paul. The other nine essays critically interact with these two major themes of Wright's works. --from publisher description
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The Spirit s Relation to the Risen Lord in Paul

The Spirit s Relation to the Risen Lord in Paul

This is confirmed by the way Paul and the Pauline communities believed themselves to have experienced the risen Lord through God's Spirit.In Judaism in general, as well as in Paul, the Spirit was not regarded as an entity distinct or ...

Author: Mehrdad Fatehi

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 316147371X

Category: Religion

Page: 375

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Mehrdad Fatehi studies Paul's letters and shows that the risen Lord is featured in the religious experiences of Paul and the Pauline believers as the present and active lord of the new covenant community. These experiences seem to point beyond the notion of a divine agent alongside God to a redefinition of the very concept of God in a way that it would include Christ within itself . This is confirmed by the way Paul and the Pauline communities believed themselves to have experienced the risen Lord through God's Spirit.In Judaism in general, as well as in Paul, the Spirit was not regarded as an entity distinct or separable from God but as God himself in his presence and action in and among his people. Yet we have clear evidence in Paul's letters that the risen Christ was experienced and conceived of as being present and active through the Spirit bestowing grace and gracious gifts, infusing wisdom, communicating his will, regenerating and transforming his people, and dwelling in and among them all through the Spirit in a way which is best understood after the analogy of God's presence and work through the Spirit in Judaism. In other words, Paul's 'the Spirit of Christ' is best understood after the analogy of 'the Spirit of God'.Paul's application of the Spirit-language to describe and interpret the Christians' experiences of the risen Lord shows that Paul most probably presupposed a redefinition of monotheism in which Christ would be included within the Godhead.
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The Word and the Spirit

The Word and the Spirit

Popular teachers Paul Cain and R.T. Kendall believe that God is on the brink of releasing an era of unprecedented glory as the people of God "marry" together both the Word and the Spirit.

Author: Paul Cain

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9780884195443

Category: Religion

Page: 87

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In the past there have been those who live their spiritual lives by biblical explanation only. At the same time others have based their theological dispositions on "signs and wonders" characterized by the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement. Popular teachers Paul Cain and R.T. Kendall believe that God is on the brink of releasing an era of unprecedented glory as the people of God "marry" together both the Word and the Spirit.
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The Holy Spirit and Ethics in Paul

The Holy Spirit and Ethics in Paul

Lastly, another benefit of this monograph is the intentional bridging of continental and English NT scholarship." Carsten Lotz in LST - InSight Spring 2011, p. 17 "This is a beautifully written book, detailed, stimulating and fresh.

Author: Volker Rabens

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161527879

Category: Philosophy

Page: 378

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Volker Rabens answers the question of how, according to the apostle Paul, the Holy Spirit enables religious-ethical life. In the first part of the book, the author discusses the established view that the Spirit is a material substance which transforms people ontologically by virtue of its physical nature. In order to assess this "Stoic" reading of Paul, the author examines all the passages from the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, Hellenism and Paul that have been put forward in support of this concept of ethical enabling. He concludes that there is no textual evidence in early Judaism or Paul that the Spirit was conceived as a material substance. Furthermore, none of these or any of the Graeco-Roman writings show that ethical living derives from the transformation of the "substance" of the person that is imbued with a physical Spirit. The second part of the study offers a fresh approach to the ethical work of the Spirit which is based on a relational concept of Paul''s theology. Rabens argues that it is primarily through initiating and sustaining an intimate relationship with God the Father, Jesus Christ, and with the community of faith that the Spirit transforms and empowers people for ethical living. The author establishes this thesis on the basis of an exegetical study of a variety of passages from the Pauline corpus. In addition, he demonstrates that Paul lived in a context in which this dynamic of ethical empowering was part of the religious framework of various Jewish groups. Reviews of the first edition: "Rabens''s book is a model of thorough research, lucid argument, and careful exegesis." Peter Orr in Themelios 35 (2010), pp. 452-455 "Overall Rabens has provided us with a fascinating and convincing account of how the process of ''walking in the Spirit'' takes place." Gary W. Burnett in Journal for the Study of the New Testament 33.5 (2011), p. 84 "To conclude, I recommend this monograph for three reasons. One, it is truly a ''model'' thesis in that it accomplishes its aims with clarity and simplicity. Secondly, it provides an excellent survey of Pauline pneumatology and ethics. Lastly, another benefit of this monograph is the intentional bridging of continental and English NT scholarship." Carsten Lotz in LST - InSight Spring 2011, p. 17 "This is a beautifully written book, detailed, stimulating and fresh. Its central thesis is strongly argued and makes an important contribution to understanding Paul''s ethics, theology and pneumatology." Jane Heath in The Expository Times 123 (2011), p. 138 "R.''s study is remarkably comprehensive and well-informed." Gitte Buch-Hansen in Theologische Revue 108 (2012), pp. 118-119 "Rabens''s relational approach is carefully argued and will be of particular use to specialists in Pauline pneumatology and ethics, although the implications [...] will cause this study to be of interest to other specializations within Pauline studies in particular and biblical studies in general (e.g., cosmology, anthropology, soteriology)." Matthew P. O''Reilly in Religious Studies Review 38 (2012), pp. 20-21 "And here is the strength Rabens'' work offers us. Not only is The Holy Spirit and Ethics in Paul the work of a competent Neutestamentler who is able to realistically place Paul in both his traditional and contemporary context, but it is also a model of what effective biblical theology can offer the Church in a wider conversation." Mark Saucy in Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research 4 (2012), pp. 109-122 "Overall, R. provides a fascinating and convincing account of the work of the Spirit in the ethical transformation of the individual." Archie T. Wright in Journal for the Study of Judaism 44 (2013), pp. 117-118 "Systematisch klar, begrifflich hochpräzise und mit einem Interesse weckenden Spannungsbogen im Aufbau seiner Arbeit nähert sich Rabens einem ''Glaubensthema'' und beschreitet dabei den Weg von der Frage zu den Texten. [...] Von der Gründlichkeit des Autors zeugt schließlich ein über 50-seitiger Appendix, der die Forschungsgeschichte der letzten 140 Jahre zum Thema ''Paulus und Ethik'' aufarbeitet." Hildegard Scherer in Biblische Zeitschrift 56 (2012), S. 306 "In der Paulus-Forschung wird die Beziehungs-Dimension in jüngerer Zeit zu Recht stärker wahrgenommen. In diesem Rahmen bietet Rabens'' Arbeit eine wichtige und meines Erachtens notwendige Auseinandersetzung mit einem Paradigma der Paulus-Forschung, die zu Korrekturen nötigt." Stefan Schreiber in Biblische Notizen 152 (2012), S. 141
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God s Empowering Presence

God s Empowering Presence

Both those who find talk about the Holy Spirit congenial and those who would happily marginalize it will be instructed by this book.

Author: Gordon D. Fee

Publisher: Hendrickson Pub

ISBN: 1598564323

Category: Religion

Page: 967

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"Fee's book is the most comprehensive treatment available of Paul's understanding of the Holy Spirit, a topic that has rarely received sufficient attention in studies of Pauline theology. Fee's method is exemplary: he first analyzes Paul's statements about the Spirit, in each individual letter, and then moves to a synthesis of Paul's general pneumatology. The result is a book that is deeply exegetical, doing justice both to the particularity of Paul's writings and to the fundamental unity of his vision for the Spirit's role in the life of the Christian community. Most importantly, Fee emphasizes insistently that the Holy Spirit must be experienced as a living presence within the church. That message is both faithful to Paul and urgent for the community of faith in our time." and -Richard B. Hays, Professor of New Testament, The Divinity School, Duke University"With the energy and care that is a trademark of his work, Gordon Fee here fills a significant gap in Pauline Studies. Both those who find talk about the Holy Spirit congenial and those who would happily marginalize it will be instructed by this book. Fee makes a genuine contribution as he examines Paul's letters in conversation with both the exegetical tradition of the academy and the pressing needs of the church." and -Beverly R. Gaventa, Professor of New Testament and Exegesis, Princeton Theological Seminary"Fee uniquely combines professional competence as a text critic, an exegete, an author and editor of major commentaries, and a foremost evangelical interpreter of Paul with a lifetime of formation and ministry among the Pentecostals-this century's providential witnesses to the work of the Spirit of God among us. . . . Fee's work offers an enduring encyclopedia of Pauline pneumatological exegesis, easy to consult for next Sunday's sermon, yet substantial enough to take its place near George Ladd's Theology of the New Testament as a must-have, within arm's reach, for serious interpreters of Paul's gospel. . . . Fee's work is the theological crown of a distinguished exegetical career." and -Russell P. Spittler, Senior Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary
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Holiness in the Letters of Paul

Holiness in the Letters of Paul

Paul's understanding of holiness stems from the holiness of God as revealed in the Old Testament.

Author: J. Ayodeji Adewuya

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498294553

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Paul's understanding of holiness stems from the holiness of God as revealed in the Old Testament. Using varied terminology, Paul describes the holiness that should characterize the believers as the people of God. God expects moral integrity of his people, because he has provided believers with his Holy Spirit to enable them to live exemplary, Christlike lives in this present world, though polluted, as they prepare for the world to come. Believers, who, like Paul, anticipate the Parousia, must not only desire but also pray that holiness becomes a reality in their lives, cognizant of the fact that holiness is a matter of practice, not merely a status that one attains upon justification. Thus, holiness is an imperative for the people of God.
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The Five Powers of God

The Five Powers of God

Author: Paul M. Goulet

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781418554736

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An Exposition of the Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Hebrews

An Exposition of the Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Hebrews

They who are called , ” or “ the called ones , " is a descriptive appellation of the
true spiritual people of God , borrowed , like so many others , from a
denomination given to the Israelites as the external people of God . The
appellation originates ...

Author: John Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH68CD

Category: Bible

Page: 891

View: 670

Categories: Bible

Acts

Acts

Carefully constructed narrative arguments from within the story in Acts use the themes of Pentecost, the Hellenists, and the character development of Saul-Paul to reveal Luke's insight that the future of the Jesus story is in the Hellenist ...

Author: Gerald L. Stevens

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498231718

Category: Religion

Page: 690

View: 329

This analysis of Luke's post-ascension story of Jesus challenges orthodoxies in the interpretation of Acts and Paul. Carefully constructed narrative arguments from within the story in Acts use the themes of Pentecost, the Hellenists, and the character development of Saul-Paul to reveal Luke's insight that the future of the Jesus story is in the Hellenist movement realizing the promise of Pentecost in Israel. These Hellenists are at odds with the Jerusalem church on the implications of the outpoured Spirit of Pentecost. Further, the Saul-Paul of Acts is not what most readers presume from Paul's letters. For Luke, Paul finds his narrative significance in Acts only within the Hellenist movement and Pentecost fulfillment. Paul himself becomes Luke's premier example of the God active, God resisted theme of the speech of Stephen that drives the plot of Acts. This plot mechanism provides illuminating exegesis of Paul's insistence on going to Jerusalem from Ephesus with its dramatic conclusion in the shipwreck of Paul. Stevens concludes by integrating the ending of Acts into Luke's three major themes and overall narrative strategy--an impressive, compelling, and thoroughly fresh reading of Acts.
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Romans and the People of God

Romans and the People of God

His worldwide teaching/preaching ministry has taken him from the Philippines to Croatia, from India to Sweden, and many places in between. His many publications, catalogued at the back of this book, speak for themselves.

Author: Sven K. Soderlund

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802821294

Category: History

Page: 324

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Nineteen New Testament scholars of international standing here offer fresh new insights to the ongoing interpretation of Romans. Including essays on various exegetical, theological, and pastoral aspects of Paul's epistle, this volume not only honors Gordon Fee's major contribution to New Testament scholarship but also presents the very best work available in a vital area of biblical research.
Categories: History

The Fail safe Way for You to Receive the Holy Spirit

The Fail safe Way for You to Receive the Holy Spirit

" For more information, the author advises you to examine the contents of this book posted on this web page.

Author: Paul C. Jong

Publisher: Hephzibah Publishing House

ISBN: 9788983149770

Category: Bibles

Page: 400

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In Christianity today, the most frequently discussed issues are "salvation from sin" and "the indwelling of the Holy Spirit." However, few people have precise knowledge of these two ideas, despite the fact that they are the two most important concepts in Christianity. What is worse, we can't find any biblical writing that teaches us clearly about the issues above. There have been lots of Christian authors glorifying the gifts of the Holy Spirit or describing the Spirit-filled lives. But any of them doesn't dare to deal with the fundamental question, "How can a believer surely receive the Holy Spirit?" Why? Surprising truth is that they couldn't write about it in full-scale because they didn't have exact knowledge of it. As Prophet Hosea cried out, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge," nowadays, not a few Christians are drawn into religious fanaticism, hoping to receive the Holy Spirit. They believe that they will receive the Holy Spirit by reaching a state of frenzy and hysteria. But it is no exaggeration to say that their so-called faith reduces Christianity to mere shallow Shamanism, and that such fanaticism derives from Satan. The author Rev. Paul C. Jong dares to proclaim the truth. He deals the essential subjects in full-scale, which most spiritual writers have evaded for a long time. He first defines the meaning of "being born again" and "the indwelling of the Holy Spirit," and explains the inevitable relationship between the two pivotal concepts. Then he runs the whole gamut of description concerning the Holy Spirit, from "how to discern the spirits" to "the way to Spirit-filled lives." For more information, the author advises you to examine the contents of this book posted on this web page.
Categories: Bibles

Galatians

Galatians

Authorship -- Who were the Galatians?

Author: Gordon D. Fee

Publisher: Deo Pub

ISBN: 1905679025

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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An introduction situating Pauls letter in time and space is followed by a detailed discussion of each section of the letter, annotated verse-by-verse commentary, and a theological discussion with challenging questions for individual or group study.
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The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

Jesus simply said, "If I go, I will send Him to you." Read this amazing book and see anew how this Person can transform your life and give you the power "to be truly good" and "to live victoriously."

Author: Billy Graham

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418515690

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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With prayerful reverence and focused wisdom, Dr. Graham puts an understandable face on this mysterious third Person of the Trinity: The Holy Spirit is "not an impersonal force, like gravity or magnetism. He is a Person, with all the attributes of personality. But not only is He a Person, He is divine as well. Exciting, revolutionary power is available exclusively to you as a Christian . . . It is the supernatural power: To transform human nature To be the salt of the earth, and the light of the world To bring about a dramatic but peaceful revolution in those around you To face any crisis You cannot buy this extraordinary power, nor can you find it by searching the earth for it. As a Christian it resides in you already, an awesome gift from God that you have only to claim and use once you know and accept its Source. Christians are powerful people, Billy Graham reminds us in this inspiring and insightful book, because "we have the mighty power of God available to us through . . . the Holy Spirit," He comes to us with no conditions attached. Jesus simply said, "If I go, I will send Him to you." Read this amazing book and see anew how this Person can transform your life and give you the power "to be truly good" and "to live victoriously."
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Empowered Church Leadership

Empowered Church Leadership

Putting church leadership on an apostolic footing, Brian J. Dodd helps you to see the necessity of prayer, followership, partnership, servanthood and willingness to run against the current if you are to lead where God wants you to lead.

Author: Brian J. Dodd

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830823921

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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Putting church leadership on an apostolic footing, Brian J. Dodd helps you to see the necessity of prayer, followership, partnership, servanthood and willingness to run against the current if you are to lead where God wants you to lead.
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Saints Herald

Saints  Herald

He has envied for Moses ' sake , said , “ Would reserved this right to himself . God
that all the Lord ' s people were Paul says , “ How is it then , brethprophets , and
that the Lord would put ren ? when ye come together , every one his spirit upon ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082160643

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The family magazine of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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From Praise to Worship to the Glory of God

From Praise to Worship to the Glory of God

We celebrate and reflect on everything that He is. In this book we will learn the patterns in praise and worship that is found in the Old Testamant and the New Testamant, and how they are expressed in our worship today.

Author: Paul Jones

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411641327

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Page: 113

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Praise is an outward expression of what God has done for us. Worship is an inward expression of our total devotion to Him. The glory of His presence is where we adore Him and have spiritual communion with Him. We celebrate and reflect on everything that He is. In this book we will learn the patterns in praise and worship that is found in the Old Testamant and the New Testamant, and how they are expressed in our worship today. God desires to dwell in us, and he does that through worship.
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