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The Core: The Holy Spirit and the Church

Posted by Colby Kinser on

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and...

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Tags: church, spirit, holy, ecclesiology, pneumatology

Set Apart, not Set Aside

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1 Peter 1:2 says that we are presently "being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ’s blood." This isn't even a full sentence, but it's packed! First, we are being "set apart." Some translations say "sanctified." The root word is related to the...

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Tags: discipleship, obedience, holy, sanctified, set apart

Giving Giving a New Thought

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Every January, we talk about giving - your financial support of the ministries of Grace Fellowship Church, which goes along with all the other ways you help Grace be a church for God's own purpose. Without us coming together financially, we wouldn't have the capacity to do the ministries we...

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Tags: finances, giving, spirit, holy, transform

κατὰ, ἐν, εἰς

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In our introductory message to 1 Peter, we observed in 1:2 that the Trinity shows up. Specifically, the readers of Peter's letter were elect and living as foreigners by something specific each member of the Trinity did: according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,by the sanctifying work of...

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Tags: father, holy, peter, son, spirit, trinity