The Message of the Holy Spirit

The Message of the Holy Spirit

by K. Warrington

The Message of the Holy Spirit
  • Length: 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: November 09, 2009
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2411-3
  • Item Code: 2411
  • Case Quantity: 40
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A cursory reading of the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, would lead to some unfortunate conclusions: the Holy Spirit acts only intermittently, always fleetingly, in the lives of only important people, never the everyday earnest follower of God. Such a seemingly aloof Spirit would hardly inspire devotion, barely even pique our scholarly interest.

But the story of the Holy Spirit is epic, stretching from the Bible's earliest pages to its last breath. And when Jesus left his disciples and went to heaven, he gave the best gift he could--the Holy Spirit--knowing that he will be our dynamic guide and partner as we seek to live as God?s people. In this practical, biblically based exploration of the person and activity of the Spirit, Keith Warrington encourages believers to recognize that the same Spirit seeks to encounter us and desires that we encounter him.

"Most Christian readers will be delighted to find that Warrington's book englightens, stimulates, and invigorates their thinking about the third person of the trinity. This primer on the Holy Spirit will be a valuable addition to church, seminary, and personal libraries."

Mary Schaefer Fast, Religious Studies Review, March 2011


General preface
Author's Preface
Chief Abbreviations


1. Who is the Holy Spirit and what is he like? (1 Samuel 6:11-13; Matthew 3:11-16; Acts 2:2)

Part One
The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
2. The Holy Spirit is the energiser of all creation (Genesis 1:1-3)
3. The Holy Spirit works wonders through weak people (Judges 3:7-11; 6:24 -- 8:28; 11:1-40; 13:25 -- 15:15)

Part Two
The Holy Spirit in the Gospels
4. The Holy Spirit and proclamation (Luke 1:41-69; 2:25-35)
5. The Holy Spirit authenticates Jesus (Luke 1:35; 3:22; 4:1-15)
6. The Holy Spirit commissions Jesus (Luke 4:16-30; 12:8-12
7. The Holy Spirit and salvation (John 3:1-10; 4:7-26; 7:37, 39)
8. The Holy Spirit is the Paraclete (John 14:12-17; 15:26 -- 16:7, 13-15)
9. The Holy Spirit convicts unbelievers (John 16:1-11)

Part Three
The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts
10. The Holy Spirit and evangelism (Acts 1:8; 4:1-31; 6:8 -- 7:60; 13:4-12)
11. The Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2: 1-12)
12. The Holy Spirit guides believers (Acts 5:3-9; 8:29-40; 10:19-23; 11:12-15; 13:2-4; 16:6-10)

Part Four
The Holy Spirit in the Epistles
13. The Holy Spirit opposes the flesh and affirms believers (Romans 8:1-13, 14-23, 26-27)
14. The Holy Spirit provides gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4-13; Romans 12:6-8)
15. The Holy Spirit and transformation (Galatians 5:16 -- 6:2)
16. The Holy Spirit seals and guarantees believers (Ephesians 1:3-14)
17. The Holy Spirit provides access to God (Ephesians 2:11-22)
18. The Holy Spirit and unity (Ephesians 4:1-16, 25-32)
19. Be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18 -- 6:8)


Study Guide

Keith Warrington is vice principal and director of doctoral studies for Regents Theological College, Worcestershire, England. He is also the author of Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament.