The Bible describes the Holy Spirit as helper, comforter, counselor, and the one who empowers Christian living. In The New Covenant Ministry of the Holy Spirit, Larry Pettegrew explains how the Holy Spirit’s role in the lives of Christians is at the heart of one of the church’s most difficult and controversial issues. Pettegrew argues that the day of Pentecost changed the Holy Spirit’s role, but identifying how that role changed is a difficult task. The biblical data is puzzling and readers often confuse the Bible’s teaching on the Holy Spirit by isolating individual verses and elevating personal experience over sound biblical doctrine. The New Covenant Ministry of the Holy Spirit provides thorough exegesis in order to build an accurate and meaningful biblical theology of the Holy Spirit. Pettegrew also addresses personal spirituality, discussing the filling, fruit, and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
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“The apostle Paul reinforces this idea in his letter to the Thessalonians when he says that the Spirit’s work of restraining sin will be diminished when the saved are taken out of the world at the Rapture (2 Thess. 2:7).” (Page 73)
“Peter understood that the events of Pentecost were in some way beginning to fulfill the prophecy of Joel” (Page 105)
“that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom” (Page 27)
. . . [Pettegrew’s] clear and careful writing style makes the work an accessible and indispensable tool for everyone from the seasoned seminary professor to the serious-minded layman looking for a better understanding of Bible doctrine.
—John MacArthur, senior pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA
Larry Pettegrew is executive vice president, dean, and professor of theology at Shepherds Theological Seminary. He completed his MRE, MDiv, and ThM at Central Baptist Theological Seminary and his ThD from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been a professor of theology for more than 35, teaching at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and most recently Shepherds Theological Seminary.