What is the experience people have had when they say that they have been baptised with the Holy Spirit? (Sealed with the Holy Spirit 10)

If there isn’t a second blessing/separate baptism of the Holy Spirit, how do we account for the special experience that many Christians seem to have had?

A Second Blessing? (Sealed With the Holy Spirit part 8)

There have been various movements throughout history seeking to enable Christians to discover a higher life or greater experience of the Holy Spirit. These include: 1. The Holiness movement including aspects of Methodism and the early history of the Keswick Convention 2. The beginning of Pentecostalism at the turn of the 20th Century 3. TheContinue reading “A Second Blessing? (Sealed With the Holy Spirit part 8)”

Being filled with the Spirit and not drunk on wine (Sealed with the Spirit 5)

What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit.  I have often heard two illustrations for this. That we are like jugs and the Holy Spirit like water. Just as the jug may lose water as it is drunk or spilt, so we can lose some of the fullness of the Spirit and needContinue reading “Being filled with the Spirit and not drunk on wine (Sealed with the Spirit 5)”

Do we have grace?

I first heard of Vernon Higham when Wesley Aiken, pastor at Rochester Baptist Church came back from a holiday. Higham had been the visiting speaker at the church where Wesley’s family went on their holidays. Wesley described this frail elderly man taking to the pulpit and preaching a gospel sermon about the grace of GodContinue reading “Do we have grace?”

Victory and the Church on Display (Sealed with the Spirit Part 4)

In the fourth part of our look at the work of the Holy Spirit, how we know him and experience his work in our lives, we complete the background look at the context of Ephesians 1:13 which talks about being sealed with the Spirit. The goal of the Holy Spirit is to enjoy God (himself)Continue reading “Victory and the Church on Display (Sealed with the Spirit Part 4)”