Posts with the tag “holy-spirit”
Are We Asking for the Wrong Thing?
April 27th, 2021
It is easy to think of these parables as talking about God giving you whatever you ask for, but that is not really the plain meaning of these parables. The climax of the parables seems to be that God...
February 28th, 2021
Through the gift of God’s grace and forgiveness, the love of God from which we were created, and which had always been implanted in us, is restored in those who follow in Jesus’ footsteps....
February 7th, 2021
Text: 1 Peter 1:15-16Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’ (NRSV)There are several schools of thought ab...
Life that is Really Life
January 24th, 2021
Paul looks at life and death as being two possibilities while we are still physically alive in this age; living a life of death or living a life that is really life (see verses 6 & 10 and 1 Timothy 6:...
Teach Me To Pray
January 20th, 2021
Not knowing what to say to God should never affect our personal prayer time with God. Even if we are uncomfortable with praying in public, there is never a good reason for us not to spend time with G...
December 6th, 2020
When we stand in front of God with our lives unveiled, with the full truth of who we are, good and bad, on display before the Holy One, God begins to shape us into the image of his Son. ...
November 25th, 2020
We could never be entirely sanctified by our own will power or by our own action. It is the Holy Spirit working in and through us that radically changes us into the new people of God that God has cla...
November 22nd, 2020
But as I grew older, I began to realize that it was not God who needed to be worshiped but it was I who needed to worship God....
Truly Follow Jesus
November 21st, 2020
It is the power of the Holy Spirit that changes a desire to follow Jesus into the ability to follow Jesus....
Christ In MeIt's A StruggleLiving Out the MessageWhere is Your Heart?Why Give?Do Not be AfraidBlessed AssuranceDon't Leave it up to ChanceIntentional Self-CareTrust and FaithHave I been Crucified with Christ?Burning HeartsSolid FoodTo God be the GloryThe Friend of the BridegroomPure HeartsSeeing God EverywhereIs There No One to Intervene?Teach Me To PrayRedeeming the BadIncomparable GloryCare for God's CreationLife that is Really LifeOperating out of LoveBroken ChainsGod's Gift of GracePay it ForwardFrom Alien to CitizenRooted and Grounded in LoveDoes Jesus Still Weep?
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No Fear in LoveDon't Worry be HappyWorries and DistractionsDon't Be SuperficialSimplifyWorshipDo No HarmSpiritual HealingWhy Not Bring Them to Jesus?Self-CareLooking for JesusWhat's NextHunger for the WordGod Knows BestPrioritiesStaying CenteredThinking Outside of the BoxThe Impact of My Faith100% + 100% = 100%Seeing Strange ThingsAll Are WelcomeThrow a Party!Worthy of Receiving and Giving LoveLOLRecreating With New ClothRulesTake it to the LordTotal DependenceWhat Spills Out of You?Enough SaidThe Faith of an Ousider
The Real DealWhat is My Witness?Looking in the Right PlacesAccepting God's Purpose for MeLighting the WayDeeper ConnectionsWhat to do When Jesus is SleepingTell Them What He Has DoneDon't Hide Your HurtTroubling the TeacherBoth/AndWalking AwayGood News!God of AbundanceThe Mission Next DoorThe Answer Makes a DifferenceTaking Up Your CrossLosing the Old LifeLosing the Most ImportantChanged By PrayerListen to JesusParadigm ShiftNot Against Me but For GodSetting Our Faces on the MissionLooking for LoopholesA Model for PrayerAre We Asking for the Wrong Thing?Too Focused on MeThe Question is not Does God Love YouLiving in a Distant Country
Coming to our SensesConfession is Good for the SoulIt Is Not About Being WorthyYou Have to Want itWorking for God's LoveNothing is Withheld by GodDisconnected from God's PrioritiesSome Will See and Still Not BelieveDon't be a Stumbling BlockTaking God for GrantedGod's Kingdom NowThe Point of God's Love
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