The Lutheran Witness

What about the Holy Spirit?

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  1. Avatar John Joseph Flanagan says:

    Unfortunately, I have never heard any LCMS pastor in any church I have attended over many years even once mention the work of the Holy Spirit in sanctification. There may be a distinctly Lutheran view, but few Lutherans in the pews are properly taught about it. Your summary was excellent. How I wish many pastors would engage in solid preaching instead of going for the 10 minute monologue with a joke or two thrown in. It is my opinion that good preaching is not given the priority it deserves.

  2. Avatar Paul Kind says:

    Related Bible passages perhaps worth mentioning:

    Jesus said, “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.” John 3:8a

    To disciples who already had faith in him, Jesus said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you….” Acts 1:8

    “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit … who apportions to each one individually as he wills…. But earnestly desire the higher gifts.” 1 Cor. 12