Scot McKnight recommends the volume by Hawthorne as the best work available on Jesus’ relationship to the Holy Spirit. This is an important subject for Pentecostals, and Evangelicals in general, to consider. Hawthorne makes an interesting, and highly significant, distinction between “faith in Jesus” and “the faith OF Jesus.” Consider this excerpt:
“In thinking still more about the faith of Jesus as a mark of his humanness, there are also those difficult phrases – pistis lesou and pistis lesou Christou to be considered. They appear in the letters of Paul and are most frequently translated as ‘faith in Jesus,’ ‘faith in Jesus Christ,’ or possibly as ‘the faithfulness of Jesus’ or ‘the faithfulness of God in Jesus.’ Literally, however, the Greek is ‘the faith of Jesus’ or ‘the faith of Jesus Christ’ (Rom. 3:22, 26; Gal. 2:16; 3:22; Phil. 3:9, Greek; contrast Gal. 3:26; 1 Tim. 3:13; 2 Tim. 3:15 Greek). It may be, then, that this phrase is bu one more indication of Jesus’ own faith in God, a faith so radical, so all engrossing that Jesus could accept death as a criminal as the will of God for him, confident that God would ultimately vindicate him by raising him from the dead.
(from The Presence and the Power by Gerald F. Hawthorne, Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, OR, 2003).