On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave talks with Costi Hinn about examples of how the Holy Spirit is abused today, how Christians need to understand the Holy Spirit from Scripture and what the Church has taught, the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian and the Church, along with his book, Knowing the Spirit: Who He Is, What He Does, and How He Can Transform Your Christian Life (Zondervan, 2023).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- Examples of how the Holy Spirit is abused today.
- How the Church needs to understand what the Scripture and the church history has taught about the Holy Spirit.
- The dangers of entertainment approaches to ministry verses faithfulness to Scripture.
- Current stats on the Holy Spirit in the Church today.
- How Christians should speak to and about false teachers.
- The dangers in the modern church on a consumer driven approach to ministry and how that affects our understanding of the Holy Spirit.
- The Holy Spirit uses the reading, studying, meditating, memorizing f Scripture personally and the hearing of the preached Word corporately in the life of the Christian.
- The meaning and purpose of illumination.
- Why the lay person and pastors need the help of the Lord in reading, studying, and teaching God’s Word.
- Help for the Pastor on preaching the Word.
- Why our worship is to be grounded in and shaped by the Word.
- Why the worship music we listen to personally and with God’s people on the Lord’s day is to be sound in doctrine and the importance of this.
- The nature and purpose of worship.
- What it looks like for the Christian in the pew in our local churches to preserve the unity of the Spirit when they disagree on the non-essential but important doctrines.
- The importance of biblical unity.
- The dangers of false unity.
About the Guest
Costi W. Hinn serves as teaching pastor of Shepherd’s House Bible Church in Chandler, Arizona, and is the founder and president of For the Gospel, a resource ministry that provides sound doctrine for everyday people. Costi has authored several books, including Knowing the Spirit; More Than a Healer; and God, Greed and the (Prosperity) Gospel; and has coauthored multiple children’s titles, including In Jesus’ Name I Pray, alongside his wife, Christyne. He is currently completing his doctorate at The Master’s Seminary. Costi and Christyne are the joyful parents of five children.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to his wife, Sarah. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021), The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022), and Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime (Theology for Life, 2024). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.