Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Remember the Spirit-Breathed Word...

As I've said already we could argue for eternity about the charismatic debate - the best place to speak from is what the Bible actually says. If we argue from experience we almost inevitably start to compare the best of ourselves with the worst of other people. And that is never good for the body. (See also, some helpful comment from Rob Wilkerson - The Effect of the Gospel on How We Perceive Others - Rob's Blog is so helpful, consistently gospel-centred.)

With a mind to personal study of scripture on this, here are some sermons from John Piper on relevant passages. I've not read all of these yet, so this post is partly a reference tool for me... I don't know if I agree with them or not... be Berean and search the scriptures! The Spirit-breathed Word of God.
For what its worth, my second talk for University of Surrey Christian Union weekend away deals with some related issues - The Ministry of the Spirit - 2 Corinthians 3v7-4v7.