Exploring Word and Spirit highlights the power of Truth (the Bible) and the truth about Power (the Holy Spirit). Christians cannot afford to embrace one without the other. Each episode focuses on the life-changing, transformative power of God through Word and Spirit.
Why am I an Amillennialist?
There is great debate in the church of Jesus Christ over the question of the millennium. What is it? When will it occur? How important is it? In this episode I explain the reasons why I embraced amillennialism. I also briefly explain the various views of the millennium: dispensational premillennialism, historic premillennialism, postmillennialism, and of course the view I hold, amillennialism.
Will the Temple be Rebuilt in Jerusalem? I certainly hope not!
Christians, as well as Jewish men and women, often argue about whether or not a third Temple will be built in Jerusalem, somewhere in the vicinity of the Dome of the Rock. For many Christians this would be a sign of the soon return of Jesus Christ. But is this what the Bible really teaches? I don’t think so. In this episode we explore what the Scriptures say about where God is pleased to dwell, and it isn’t in a physical structure. It is in the person of his Son, Jesus Christ, in the lives of individual Christians, and in the corporate body of Christ, the Church.
The Gift of Prophecy in the Local Church, Part 6
Does the spiritual gift of prophecy undermine the finality and sufficiency of the Bible. The answer is No. In fact, we believe in the contemporary validity and exercise of the spiritual gift of prophecy precisely because we believe in the sufficiency of Scripture.
The Gift of Prophecy in the Local Church, Part 5
Is NT prophecy identical to OT prophecy? Since the latter was always infallible, the former must be also. But is that the case? When we closely examine the way in which the spiritual gift of prophecy operates in the NT we see that it was of a lesser authority than OT prophecy. Thus the potential for fallible prophetic words is very real. And their lack of absolute perfection or complete accuracy does not undermine their value for the church.
The Gift of Prophecy in the Local Church, Pt 4
What are we to do when we encounter problems in prophetic ministry? How should we respond to weird words? What are the many perils and pitfalls of prophetic ministry and what can be done to avoid them? These are among the questions that I’ll address today.
The Gift of Prophecy in the Local Church, Pt 3
Focusing in on the nature of the prophetic gift and more directly on how to deliver prophetic words as well as our responsibility to judge or assess the accuracy of prophetic revelation.
Dr. Sam Storms is my hero, though he doesn’t know me. I’m so excited for this as my heart aches for a day the two camps of Christians can find common ground and see eye to eye. This is a bridge, and many are beginning to form. Thank you Dr. Storms!