Tag: Holy Spirit

Change

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:3 (NIV) Adults tend to be set in their ways and resistant to change.  Children are open to new ideas…

God’s Grand Plan

Tragedy, calamity, betrayal, struggle, slander, and all the other difficulties we face in our lives are an important part of the complex tapestry that is God’s grand plan for our existence here in this world.  The life of the Apostle Paul is characterized by…

God is in Control

If we stay in the Word of God, pray, remain committed to our faith, and listen carefully to the nudging of the Holy Spirit, whatever comes our way is very likely God’s desire for our life.  Sometimes it’s not until we arrive at our…

A Difficult Journey

When we look at the life of the apostle Paul, we have to conclude that being a follower of Jesus Christ is not a ticket to an easy life.  Paul was anointed by God to spread the gospel and he was empowered by the…

Don’t Get Distracted

The Bible is silent on the Internet.  There isn’t one verse in the Old Testament or the New Testament that makes reference to the World Wide Web.  Yet here we are in a time when communication over the Internet is a dominate force in…

The Awesome Power of God

The awesome power of God seems to get overlooked by most people.  The miracles performed by Jesus and His apostles are so long ago we tend to discount them as something of the past – something unavailable to us today.  While there are some…

The New Temple

There are some people who are so set in their ways you cannot change their perspective no matter what you try.  Some personal philosophies take over like an addiction.  Many of those who have rejected the gospel do so with a compulsive nature that…

Search the Word of God

I’m not pointing fingers at anyone.  It often seems to me if any finger pointed started, it would just go in a circle until it came right back to the first finger pointer.  I’ll simply make a general statement that I think is hard…

Silver and Gold

There is something more valuable than silver and gold.  In the third chapter of the Book of Acts, Peter and John are out spreading the gospel, bringing people to an understanding of what recently happened – the death and resurrection of Jesus.  When confronted…

More than Miracles

The second chapter of the Book of Acts recounts what happened when the apostles were dramatically filled with the Holy Spirit in a display of fire and with the sound of a violent wind.  As a result, the apostles were suddenly able to speak…