The Difference the Holy Spirit Makes

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:31 (NIV)

If you want to see the difference the Holy Spirit makes, check out the lives of those early Christ followers. Like Peter, every one of them fled when Jesus was arrested in the garden. Peter even denied knowing Him when asked on three occasions. Only the presence of the Holy Spirit indwelling their lives could have transformed them and given them the courage to speak boldly about Christ. Continue reading “The Difference the Holy Spirit Makes” »

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Listen Up! (Part 2)

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to youJohn 14:26 (NASB)

The disciples waited in expectation for the promise of the Holy Spirit that Jesus told them would come after He ascended to the Father. Jesus told them,

But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. John 16:7 (NIV)

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Listen Up! (Part 1)

Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it allProv. 3:6 (MSG)

Second only to Jesus, Solomon was known as the wisest man that ever lived. He lets us in on the secret to his wisdom. He listened for God’s voice in everything he did. Why is it important to listen to God’s voice? It protects us from bad decisions. Continue reading “Listen Up! (Part 1)” »

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How God Speaks

Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, He has spoken to us through His Son. Hebrews 1:1 (NLT)

How does God speak today? How do you know when God is speaking and if it’s really His voice you are hearing or your own imagination, or worse, the enemy implanting thoughts to derail you? If you’ve ever wondered how to recognize God’s voice, you’re not alone. Continue reading “How God Speaks” »

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Divine Mysteries

Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:12 (NLT)

Now, there’s a verse I can relate to! None of us understand all there is to know about God or His ways. There is a Divine Mystery to faith that remains unexplained and leaves us in wonder and awe. Continue reading “Divine Mysteries” »