World-renowned New Testament scholar offers a straightforward examination of what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit.
Who exactly is the Holy Spirit? What does he do in our lives? How can we know him more deeply, and is it possible to tap into his power? Should we pray to the Holy Spirit? Is it possible to be aware of his promptings and speaking into our lives? Dr. Scot McKnight answers these questions and more in this comprehensive examination of what the Bible says about this divinely important, but often confusing member of the Trinity.
This is the third work in a three-part series examining some of the more mysterious components of the Christian faith. Scot's The Heaven Promise examines the afterlife. The Hum of Angels elucidates the Bible's teaching on God's supernatural messengers and protectors. Now, Open to the Spirit examines the most mysterious member of the Trinity.
Scot blogs at Patheos, a large multi-perspective blog format. It serves many influential voices from many faith and non-faith traditions. Scot's blog draws primarily a Christian readership; one that is looking for intellectual engagement and thoughtful analysis of Scripture, Theology, and Culture.
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About the Author
Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham) is professor of New Testament at Northern Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the popular The Jesus Creed and recent releases, The Heaven Promise and The Hum of Angels. McKnight speaks two to four times per month across the country, including at venues such as Catalyst, Q Conference, and Willow Creek Community Church. Scot and his wife, Kris, live in the Chicago suburbs.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Dave Ferguson xi
Introduction: First Words xv
1 Open and Shut 1
2 Jesus Was Wide Open to God's Spirit 9
Part 1 Open to the God Who Speaks
3 Open to the God Who Speaks in the Living Word 19
4 Open to the God Who Speaks in the Written Word 28
5 Open to the God Who Speaks in the Prophetic Word 37
6 The Spirit of God Intercedes for Us 45
Part 2 Open to the New Creation of the Spirit
7 Open Yourself to the Work of the Spirit as a New Presence 55
8 Open Yourself to the New Day of the Spirit 62
9 Open Yourself to a New Baptism 71
10 Open Your Spirit to a New Self 79
11 Open Yourself to a New Power 88
Part 3 Open to the People of the Spirit
12 Open Yourself to a New People 99
13 Open Yourself to a New Kind of Leader 106
14 Open Yourself to a New Orientation in Life 115
15 Open Yourself to a Life of Love 123
Part 4 Open to the Virtues of the Spirit
16 Open Yourself to the Spirit in a New Assurance 133
17 Open Yourself to a New Freedom 140
18 Open Yourself to the Spirit for a New Holiness 148
19 Living in What Is Good While Rejecting All That Opposes the Good 155
Part 5 Open to the Victory of the Spirit
20 Open to New Victory over Sin 167
21 Open to a New Victory in Communication 174
22 Open to New Victory over Sickness and Death 180
23 Open to the New Victory over the Powers That War Against God 187
24 Wide Open to the Spirit in the Worship of God 198
Last Words 205