Francis Chan – How To Experience The Holy Spirit

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  • Chuck McKnight

    I’m always interested in hearing what Francis Chan has to say, but your embed code doesn’t seem to be working.

    • Chuck McKnight

       Much better now. And great stuff! Thanks for sharing.

  • Saint Seraphim of Sarov has a lot to say about the Holy Spirit in the book “Acquiring the Holy Spirit.”  Well, “book” is an overstatement–it’s really quite short.  It was a very eye-opening read to me.

  • I really like that he is moving away from the prevalent (and I hink somewhat pagan, even if it is also somewhat biblical) idea of the Holy Spirit as an experience, a possession.  To me, it makes our religion more New Age and less reflective and deep.  I know that there a lot of different instances of The Spirit in The Epistles, but I see Paul as placing the importance upon what Francis Chan is lacing the importance upon, here — The Comforter in times of trial.  I wish he hadn’t made the war metaphor at the end, though.

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  • Shelly

    He is interesting. I think that he is forgetting other passages about the Holy Spirit (for instance that the Holy Spirit is our teacher) so is a bit limited in that. In the particular instance of the Holy Spirit as comforter, I thought what he had to say was great. 

    • Chuck McKnight

       He’s not forgetting that; he just didn’t get to it all in this one very short clip. He wrote a whole book on the Spirit, called Forgotten God. In it, he discusses much more.