The Work of the Spirit

Explore How the Holy Spirit Seeks to Glorify Jesus Christ by Graciously Providing Power for Life and Ministry

In partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary

Course Introduction

About the Course

In seven sessions, John Piper, Francis Chan, Sam Storms, Kevin DeYoung, and Miguel Núñez explore how the Holy Spirit seeks to glorify Jesus Christ by graciously providing power for life and ministry. These messages seek to inspire gospel preachers set their sights on knowing the gospel power available to them as they passionately advance the gospel far and wide.

Resources prepared by David Clifford and Amy Guibal from Bethlehem College & Seminary.

Seeking the Spirit

John Piper is founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For over 30 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (BD), and the University of Munich (DTheol). For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at John and his wife, Noël, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

Praying in the Spirit

Francis Chan is the best-selling author of Crazy LoveForgotten GodErasing Helland the host of the BASIC.series (Who Is God & We Are Church). Currently, Francis is planting churches in the San Francisco area. Together, Francis and his wife Lisa raise their seven children in Northern California and are co-authors of the new book You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity. For more information, check out and @youandmeforever.

Walk by the Spirit

Kevin DeYoung is the Senior Pastor at Christ Covenant Church (PCA) in Matthews, North Carolina. He serves as board chairman for The Gospel Coalition and blogs on TGC’s DeYoung, Restless and Reformed. Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He has authored several books, including Just Do SomethingThe Hole in Our Holiness, Crazy Busy, Taking God At His Word, and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children: Ian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Paul, Mary, Benjamin, and Tabitha.

Evangelizing the Ends of the Earth by the Spirit

Miguel Núñez,is the Senior Pastor of the International Baptist Church in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and the founding President of Wisdom and Integrity Ministries. He obtained his medical degree (MD) in 1980 and then specialized in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in the USA. In addition, Miguel holds a master’s degree in theology (ThM) from the Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies and a doctor of ministry degree (DMin) from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and the Lead Strategist for Latin American for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of five books and a contributor to several others. He is married to Catherine (who is also a doctor) for more than 35 years; they live in Santo Domingo.

Don’t Quench the Spirit

Sam Storms has spent 42 years in ministry and in 2008 became Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he currently serves. He has ministered in churches in Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, & Missouri and was Visiting Associate Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, 2000-2004. Sam is founder and president of Enjoying God Ministries and regularly blogs at He has authored or edited 24 books and has published numerous journal articles and book reviews. He is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M), and The University of Texas at Dallas (Ph.D.). He and his wife Ann have been married for 44 years and are the parents of two grown daughters and have four grandchildren. On a more personal level, Sam loves baseball (and all other sports; there’s just not enough room to list them here!), books, movies, and anything to do with his beloved Oklahoma University Sooners.

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Preaching in the Holy Spirit

Q&A on the Work of the Spirit