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How did believers experience the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament? [Re-post]

David Murray, Professor of Old Testament & Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, has posted a couple of interesting thoughts over the past few days. They might be questions that not many of us have considered, but they have a knock-on effect on how we view the eternal work and ministry of the Spirit. […]

What Happened at Pentecost? [Re-post]

What happened at Pentecost? Wasn’t it the day the Holy Spirit was invented? It seems to be quite a common view that after the ascension, as the Disciples waited for the ‘Counsellor’ (John 14:16), they had no idea who they were expecting as it was something completely new to them! So, were the Disciples the […]

Part III: The Ascended Son (Psalm 24)

The Psalm of the Ascension Today we celebrate Jesus’ Ascension! What a joyous occasion it must have been for the disciples who witnessed it first hand. After the Crucifixion and Resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples. It was then that he said to them: “This is what I told you while I was still with […]

How did believers experience the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament?

David Murray, Professor of Old Testament & Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, has posted a couple of interesting thoughts over the past few days. They might be questions that not many of us have considered, but they have a knock-on effect on how we view the eternal work and ministry of the Spirit. David outlines John […]

Since when was the Cross known?

A few months ago I visited a well-known Oxfordshire heritage site called Wayland’s Smithy. It is supposedly an ancient burial chamber built over 3,000 years before Christ became incarnate. So I was standing in this circle of trees, looking at this burial chamber, and I couldn’t think anything else other than, ‘it is in the shape […]

What did Job know, anyway?

Wasn’t Job just some guy who suffered loads of terrible trials in the Old Testament? He believed in ‘God,’ that much is clear, but he didn’t know anything else. How could he know anything else? He was a primitive man with a primitive faith and understanding. Of course, now we know that in the end […]

What Happened at Pentecost?

What happened at Pentecost? Wasn’t it the day the Holy Spirit was invented? It seems to be quite a common view that after the ascension, as the Disciples waited for the ‘Counsellor’ (John 14:16), they had no idea who they were expecting as it was something completely new to them! So, were the Disciples the first […]