Saturday, February 16, 2008

Life in the Spirit - session 2

In the second session, Dr. Storms' spoke on how Jesus is our great example of living life dependent on the Spirit. Dr. Storms argued that Jesus did not do His miracles by virtue of His diety, rather by virture of His humanity relying on the Spirit. He said, "Jesus resisted the temptations as a human in reliance on the Holy Spirit, not as God in His omnipotence." Thus, Jesus is the primary example of our dependence on the Spirit.

He argued from Phil. 2 that Jesus relinquished the use of His divine powers.

Dr. Storms walked through the life of Jesus and pointed to dozens of texts that refer to Jesus in dependence on the Spirit (John 3:34; Luke 4:1-2; 14; 18; Mark 1:10; etc.).

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