Growing Strong in Our Faith

By Tim Hegg

Sanctification – Introduction

I. Why this Study Fits Shavuot: the Giving of the Torah & the Outpouring of the Ruach


A. Focusing on Why God gave us the Torah:

  1. To tell us about His method of forgiving sins: Gal 3:19
  2. To tell us how He desires us to live as covenant members: Ex 24:12
  3. To teach us about Himself so that we might strive to be like Him: Lev 20:26; Deut 28:9
  4. To bless us so that we might be a witness to the nations of God’s greatness: Deut 26:16–19


B. Focusing on the work of the Holy Spirit

  1. Why is the Ruach referred to as the Holy Spirit (שֶׁ דוֹקַּ ה ַ חוּר)? Ps 51:11 / Is 63:10–11 / Matt 1:18; 3:11, etc.
  2. How does שֶׁ דוֹק / a{gio~, “holy” function in the Name “Holy Spirit”?

a. As describing the attribute of holiness: “The Spirit Who is holy” (Is 63:10; Lk 1:35)

b. As describing the primary function: “The Spirit Who makes holy” (Rom 15:16; Tit 3:5; 1Pet 1:1–2)


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Tim Hegg

President / Instructor

Tim graduated from Cedarville University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Bible, with a minor in Philosophy. He entered Northwest Baptist Seminary (Tacoma, WA) in 1973, completing his M.Div. (summa cum laude) in 1976. He completed his Th.M. (summa cum laude) in 1978, also from NWBS. His Master’s Thesis was titled: “The Abrahamic Covenant and the Covenant of Grant in the Ancient Near East”. Tim taught Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Exegesis for three years as an adjunct faculty member at Corban University School of Ministry when the school was located in Tacoma. Corban University School of Ministry is now in Salem, OR. Tim is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, and has contributed papers at the annual meetings of both societies. Since 1990, Tim has served as one of the Overseers at Beit Hallel in Tacoma, WA. He and his wife, Paulette, have four children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.