An essential component of the apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian church is to clarify the work of the Spirit in the life of the church. One is, perhaps, predisposed to notice Paul’s emphasis on God’s Spirit in his extended discussion on spiritual gifts and their usefulness in the Body of Christ. (1 Cor 12:1—14:40) But to relegate the apostle’s insistence on rightly understanding the Holy Spirit to an array of isolated paragraphs is to substantially miss the objective of Paul’s words to the Corinthians in the first place. Indeed, the ministry of the Spirit is not only prevalent throughout his epistle but also represents the predominant thrust of his discourse. In so doing, Paul aspires to distinguish between the fashionable caricatures of faith and that faith which is a byproduct of the Spirit’s ministry in the soul.