Question and Answer Sunday
(in order of mention from sermon)
Last Time We Learned…
Question & Answer Sunday
Questions for this Week…
Question #1: “Where does Scripture say that the language of Revelation would change?”
Answer #1: “We are told this by Good and Necessary consequence starting in Isaiah 28:11-12.”
Question #2: “How does ‘Filling’ with the Holy Spirit work?”
Answer #2: “By being obedient to God’s leading through Scripture.”
Question #3: “How are believers to discern their gifts with the aid of the church leadership?”
Answer #3: “By looking at their passions among the gifts, and trusting the church leaders to discern their success in a gift.”
‘Be Filled’ – πληροῦσθε (plērousthe) – A dramatic command “…to make full, fill (full)….” We are indwelt with the Holy Spirit at salvation, but, according to Paul, we are commanded to be full of the Spirit instead of wine.
‘Set Their Minds On’ – φρονοῦσιν (phonousin) – A group that dramatically acts “…to give careful consideration to someth[ing], set one’s mind on, be intent on….”2 So to be of the Flesh, on simply gives careful attention to the Flesh, to be of the Spirit, one simply must give careful attention to the Spirit. (Emphasis Mine)
The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own Glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added …” 3
1 William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, and Walter Bauer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 828.
2 William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, and Walter Bauer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 1065.
3 Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter I, Article VI (Emphasis Mine)