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From the Winter 2016 issue of Knowing & Doing:  

Being Led and Transformed by the Holy Spirit

by Thomas A. Tarrants III,  D.Min.
Vice President for Ministry & Director
Washington Area Fellows Program, C.S. Lewis Institute

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  By immersing ourselves in the Scriptures, consistently walking in the Spirit, asking Him to reveal the transforming glory of Christ to us, and obediently following as He leads us, we will see the fruit of the Spirit maturing in our lives; we will find ourselves being transformed from one level of glory to another by the Spirit—transformed into the image of Jesus Himself (2 Cor. 3:18). It isn’t easy; it involves challenge and discipline, may lead to hardship or persecution, and takes a lifetime, but the rewards are infinitely greater than anything this world can offer.

 

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Notes:
1 Scripture quotations are from the English Standard Version.
2 Richard N, Longnecker, Galatians, Word Biblical Commentary, vol.41 (Nashville, TN, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990), 247
3 Summarized from Richard Longnecker, ibid, 252-264; F.F. Bruce, New International Greek Commentary, Galatians (Grand Rapids, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1982), 246-248; William Barclay, Daily Study Bible, Revised (Philadelphia, The Westminster Press, 1976), 46-52
4 John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 1.11.8
5 The Explosive power of a New Affection, Thomas Chalmers. Christianity.com.

Tom Tarrants has lived in the Washington, DC area since 1978 and served as President of the C.S. Lewis Institute from 1998 to April 2010. He is currently Vice President for Ministry & Director, Washington Area Fellows Program. Prior to coming to the Institute, he served as co-pastor of Christ Our Shepherd Church and Director of The School for Urban Mission, both based in Washington, DC, Tom holds a Master of Divinity Degree, as well as a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Christian Spirituality. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Church Alliance.

 


Recommended Reading:
Octavius Winslow, The Work of the Holy Spirit: An Experimental and Practical View (Banner of Truth, 2013)

This classic book on the work of the Holy Spirit was written by one of the most prominent evangelical preachers of the nineteenth century, Octavius Winslow. From the author’s preface: “To the subject discussed in the following pages, the author earnestly bespeaks the prayerful consideration of the Christian reader. It cannot occupy a position too prominent in our Christianity, nor can it be a theme presented too frequently for our contemplation. All that we spiritually know of ourselves, all that we know of God, and of Jesus, and his Word, we owe to the teaching of the Holy Spirit; and all the real light, sanctification, strength and comfort we are made to possess on our way to glory, we must ascribe to Him. To be richly anointed with the Spirit is to be led into all truth; and to be filled with the Spirit is to be filled with love to God and man.”

 
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