As a Christian, one of the more difficult doctrines to understand is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. We all know that the Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity, He is God, and the Bible tells us that we are sealed by Him at the moment we believe in the truth of the gospel (Eph1:13). But beyond that many are clueless to the effects, the workings, the evidence of the Holy Spirit in their lives as believers.
J.D. Greear has written Jesus Continued…Why the Spirit Inside You is Better Than Jesus Beside You. It is a challenging, helpful and practical guide (for lack of a better word), to engaging the Holy Spirit in your life.
Using scripture as His foundation, Greear shows how throughout the Bible,The Spirit works in the lives of believers. From Jesus promising that His followers would do “greater things” because the Holy Spirit would fill them than Jesus Himself had done in His ministry, to Jesus’ command for the disciples to wait to fulfill the Great Commission until the Holy Spirit had come upon them. He shows how the Holy Spirit is the One who gives the spiritual power to God’s people to do His work for His glory.
Most books on the Holy Spirit are deep and full of theological jargon, and bent toward a particular belief.
And while some would argue with J.D.’s view and theology, this is one of the better books that I have read on the subject.
Jesus Continued is broken down into three helpful sections. The first focuses on the important theological and biblical foundations of the Holy Spirit. The second section focuses on areas where we can experience the Holy Spirit. The final section focuses on how we seek the Holy Spirit.
Like all of J.D.’s other books, they are helpful, practical, applicable and easy to understand. I would recommend this book to anyone who is struggling or curious about the working and effect of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life.
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