On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave talks with Dr. Letham about the relationship between the Word and the Spirit, how a recovery of the Reformed and Puritan teaching on the Spirit helps the Christian, and his new book, The Holy Spirit (P&R, 2023).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The importance of having a good understanding of the Holy Spirit from church history.
  • How a good understanding of the Church’s teaching on the Holy Spirit helps us to avoid error.
  • The relationship between the Word and the Spirit.
  • How a recovery of the Reformed and Puritan teaching on the Holy Spirit helps the Christian today.
  • The main aims of the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian.
  • How the Holy Spirit uses the means of grace in the life of the Christian.
  • How a good understanding of the Holy Spirit affects the ministry of the church.
  • How the claim “God speaks” to us and people “hear directly from God” undermines the sufficiency of Scripture and the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the Christian today.

About Our Guest

Robert Letham (MAR, ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary; PhD, Aberdeen University) is professor of systematic and historical theology at Union School of Theology in Bridgend, Wales, and the author of a number of books, including The Holy Trinity, The Lord’s Supper, and Union with Christ.

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