These signs and wonders of the Holy Spirit will continue until the fulfilment of the trinitarian history of God . 324 , 325 3.4.2 The Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit Because Moltmann maintains that the Church should be understood ...
Author: Tae Wha Yoo
With this study on Moltmann's pneumoatology the author recently obtained the doctor's degree from the Faculty of Theology of the Free University in Amsterdam. First of all, the book provides us with a thorough evaluation of the role the Holy Spirit plays in the theology of Jürgen Moltmann in its subsequent phases. The author's conclusion is that despite all differences there is one contstant factor: the Spirit is always connected with freedom. The Holy Spirit, according to Moltmann, is a liberating power. Because the author is eager to place Moltmann's pneumatology repeatedly in the context of his theology as a whole and of its developments, this book offers - and that is a second quality - an outstanding insight in the whole of Moltmann's theology and its development throughout the years.
Christians are called to remove all obstacles to the embodiment of this fullness of truth and life bestowed upon the Church by the power of the Holy Spirit.« In the celebration of the Lord's Supper the catholicity and unity of the ...
Author: Mario Fischer
Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
Kirchengemeinschaft – communio wurde zu einem Schlüsselbegriff ekklesiologischer Überlegungen in der Ökumene. Dieser Band dokumentiert ein Lehrgesprächsergebnis, das die Vollversammlung der GEKE sich 2018 zu eigen machte. Es zieht eine Bilanz der seit 1973 auf der Grundlage der Leuenberger Konkordie verwirklichten Kirchengemeinschaft und präzisiert das theologische Konzept von Kirchengemeinschaft unter Berücksichtigung der neuesten ökumenischen Diskussionen. Ferner diskutiert es die Herausforderungen, vor denen die GEKE als Gemeinschaft von Kirchen in Europa gegenwärtig steht, und zeigt Perspektiven für eine weitere Vertiefung dieser Gemeinschaft auf. Abgedruckt ist auch ein bislang kaum verfügbarer Text, der Vorüberlegungen zur Leuenberger Konkordie enthält und für das Verständnis ihres Modells wesentlich ist. Church communion – communio has become a key concept in ecclesiological deliberations in ecumenical contexts. This volume presents the result of a doctrinal conversation, adopted by the General Assembly of the CPCE in 2018, evaluating the church communion realised on the basis of the Leuenberg Agreement since its signing in 1973 and specifying the theological concept of church communion in the light of the latest ecumenical discussions. In addition, it contemplates the challenges that the CPCE currently faces as a communion of churches in Europe and suggests potential approaches to further intensifying this communion. This volume also contains a reprint of a previously scarcely available text revealing key considerations prior to the conclusion of the Leuenberg Agreement, which provides an invaluable tool for understanding this model of church fellowship.
234 Cf., Jürgen Moltmann, The Church in the Power of the Spirit: A Contribution to Messianic Ecclesiology, trans. Margaret Kohl (London: SCM Press, 1977), wherein the church is said to be what it truly is – 'the community and fellowship ...
Author: David Emerton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
David Emerton argues that Dietrich Bonhoeffer's ecclesial thought breaks open a necessary 'third way' in ecclesiological description between the Scylla of 'ethnographic' ecclesiology and the Charybdis of 'dogmatic' ecclesiology. Building on a rigorous and provocative discussion of Bonhoeffer's thought, Emerton establishes a programmatic theological grammar for any speech about the church. Emerton argues that Bonhoeffer understands the church as a pneumatological and eschatological community in space and time, and that his understanding is built on eschatological and pneumatological foundations. These foundations, in turn, give rise to a unique methodological approach to ecclesiological description – an approach that enables Bonhoeffer to proffer a genuinely theological account of the church in which both divine and human agency are held together through an account of God the Holy Spirit. Emerton proposes that this approach is the perfect remedy for an endemic problem in contemporary accounts of the church: that of attending either to the human empirical church-community ethnographically or to the life of God dogmatically; and to each, problematically, at the expense of the other. This book will act as a clarion call towards genuinely theological ecclesiological speech which is allied to real ecclesial action.
The Believer is anointed by and with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; 3:19:5:32; IJohn 2:2). ... This power would tell the church at Ephesus that they had access to that power. God warned Adam that in the day he eats of the fruit, ...
Author: Dr. Luis R. Lugo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
No book of the Bible, and in particular the New Testament, has suffered more interpretational abuse than the book of Revelation. Here is a book that was written to comfort and relieve the fear of those under persecution and to give courage to the members of the redemptive society of God, but instead, it has become a book of fear, confusion, and distortion. This magnificent book, written to be read and heard and to give untold blessings (Revelation 1:3), has otherwise caused people to shy away from those blessings and comforts. Its promises are distorted and falsified and used to beget a concept foreign not only to the book but to the rest of scriptures.
The testimony of the NT is different: it grows with recognised leadership from the beginning, but that leadership is not unfamiliar with the life and power of the Spirit. The question is not whether to have leadership but what kind of ...
Author: Dr David Goodhew
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Concern about church growth and decline is widespread and contentious, yet theological reflection on church growth is scarce. Leading international scholars, including Alister McGrath, Benedicta Ward and C. Kavin Rowe, provide rich resources from scripture, doctrine and tradition, to underpin action to promote church growth and to stimulate further theological reflection on the subject.
20 , ) and who also had the seven Spirits ' for the churches , ( chap . iii . 1. ) ... we infer that they were of similar constitution ; and that as the church of Colosse had the power of the Spirit , so had also the church of Laodicea .
Charisma refers to various talents and abilities that God has given the church from his Spirit as “gifts of grace ... to live under the authority of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, as a witness to the kingdom-reign of ...
Author: K. Rex Butts
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Many people realize that the cultural landscape of North America has shifted significantly. With such changes, new challenges for how churches live as a proclamation of the gospel have and continue to emerge. These challenges are related to the church’s participation in the mission of God and particularly how local churches live faithfully to God while remaining relevant to such challenges. Because Scripture is revered as God’s word, this matter also pertains to the way churches read Scripture, since the Bible does shape how churches embody the gospel. Gospel Portraits addresses the intersection of mission and hermeneutics for churches within their local contexts. Believing the gospel calls the church to follow Jesus and bear witness to the kingdom of God, this book proposes that churches should read the Bible as a Christ-centered and kingdom-oriented narrative. This reading of Scripture allows churches to reimagine how they might embody the gospel within their local contexts. Discerning what a contextual embodiment of the gospel involves, churches portray God’s new creation in ways that are coherent with the biblical story and relevant to their local context. In doing so, churches live as Christ-formed and Spirit-led communities portraying the gospel.
Then fifty days later, on the day of Pentecost, Christ, in His ascension, poured out the consummated Spirit upon His disciples economically as power for their work. In the Lord's resurrection, the Spirit of resurrection life is likened ...
8 Mission, then, becomes the most important result of the work of the Spirit in the church. For Padilla, the Holy Spirit transforms the disciples during Pentecost and prepares them to become agents of social transformation in the ...
Theological Interpretation of Scripture often begins and ends in the academy even though it is intended to find its bearing in the heart of the church. This volume seeks to bridge that gap by showing how the exegetical methods of TIS are themselves spiritually formative and naturally intersect into the life of the church.
This verse says that the authority He gives enables us to overcome all the power of the enemy. With authority there is power. ... In the New Testament, the Lord's name denotes authority, while the Holy Spirit denotes power.
Author: Watchman Nee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
Prayer Ministry of the Church is a collection of five messages on prayer by the great Chinese pastor and teacher, Watchman Nee.