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ESV Bible for the iPhone

Crossway has just this week put out an ESV Bible app for the iPhone. You can read the Bible, search it, highlight verses, take notes, easily look up crossreferences and even share verses.

Signs of the Spirit

The Bible is certainly clear that it's important to be filled with the Spirit. But how do you know if you're full or not? Most of the time when we think about such questions we think of tongues as the sign of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, but what about after being baptised in the Spirit? The Bible tells us about people being re-filled (e.g. Acts 4:31) and even commands those who had been baptised in the Spirit (Eph. 1:13; Eph. 4:30) to 'be filled with the Spirit' (Eph. 5:18). So what does this fullness look like? How can we know that we're full? Ephesians 5 doesn't only tell us to 'be filled', but also tells us what that fullness looks like. Verses 19-21 provide 4 signs of the Spirit's fullness in believers. These can be seen in: Speaking to one another about Christ and what He's done (Eph. 5:19) Singing our praises to Christ (Eph. 5:19) Thanking God for Chirst (Eph. 5:20) Our respect and honour for others for Christ's sake (Eph. 5:21) E

Inseparably Linked

It is a mistaken idea which disassociates the Baptism of the Holy Spirit from the preaching of the Gospel. They are inseparably linked together. D.P. Williams, Herald of Grace , July 1944