Book of John
Page 10 of 12
Testing the spirits; practical advice; the importance of reason and understanding; the danger of pitting the Spirit against Scripture; testing the spirits; general principles from Scripture.
Testing prophecy; the leading of the Spirit; guidance and fanaticism; the problem of self; the physical aspect; the power of suggestion; speaking in tongues examined.
The Spirit always points to the Son : the test of tests; 'Jesus is Lord'; the excluding tests; this test examined in detail; the message of 1 Corinthians 12; 13 and 14; the overriding principle.
The place of spiritual gifts; the importance of balance in all doctrine; problems in the Corinthian church; the evangelistic test; seeking the gifts; the right and the wrong way; erroneous teaching concerning the receiving of the baptism in the Spirit.
The gift of tongues; a need to avoid extremes; tongues; and the baptism in the Spirit; the pentecostal view; the language s of Acts 2; differentiating the genuine from the counterfeit; tongues and miracles; the similarities.
Baptism in the Spirit and the teaching on sinless perfection; baptism in the Spirit; the power to witness; the New testament presentation of the doctrine of sanctification; baptism in the Spirit a stimulus to sanctification; the evidence of sanctification should always follow baptism in the Spirit.
The relationship between the baptism in; and sealing with; the Spirit; what is the sealing of the Spirit? the term 'sealed' defined; the highest form of assurance.
The baptism in the Spirit; textual problems examined; 'asking' and 'knocking'; the importance of persistence; the importance of understanding the nature of the promise; have all been baptised with the Spirit? the action of the Holy Spirit.
The common experience of the early Church; desiring the normal; how is the blessing received? the danger of a wrong emphasis on the believer's activity in receiving.
The first step; realising the need; seek Christ; and not gifts; obedience is the demonstration of love; grieving the Spirit; the importance of prayer; pleading the promises.