Tag: Holy Spirit

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…

Lifetime Cruise

Imagine you’re on an enormous cruise ship filled with thousands of people ready to depart on a trip across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to the UK.  Now imagine your mom knows the ship’s captain and has arranged for him to give you…

A Prayer from Jesus

After Jesus had his final meal with His disciples, He spent a good deal of time summarizing His teaching and promising them the Holy Spirit would join them after He departed.  He then ended His teaching with a prayer which is recorded in John…

Victory in Jesus

Beginning in chapter 14 of the Book of John, after Judas, who is about to betray Jesus, has left the room, Jesus spends a good deal of time giving His disciples their final teaching.  This is really a restatement of many of the things…

Pointed in the Same Direction

It’s important for followers of Jesus to all be pointed in the same direction, working together to share the gospel and serve God by serving others.  The more we work together, the more we can accomplish.  God is watching and He doesn’t want to…

You are a Disciple of Christ

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”  Mark…

Discipleship Discipline Three

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) Pray Without Ceasing The goal of Discipleship Discipline Three is to develop a regular practice of prayer individually, one-on-on, and in groups. Prayer is vitally important to your path to discipleship. …

Apples and Oranges

If you plant an apple tree would you expect oranges to grow?  I would hope not.  Seeds are very specific.  What you plant is what you get.  God has given us this simple lesson in all the various kinds of seeds available for planting. …

Christian Fuel

When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are filled with the Holy Spirit which provides you with the power to turn your back on your selfish desires and walk forward with love.  Much of the world we live in is…

Followers of Jesus Christ

As followers of Jesus Christ, our sins have been forgiven through our faith in him and by the grace of God.  We have been granted an eternal life free from the evil that permeates the world we now inhabit.  What a glorious day that…

Roadmap for Christians

Near the end of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans he listed some of the things Christians should keep in mind as they go through their daily life.  It’s a roadmap for worthy Christian living.  Even though you may already be pointed in…

God’s Training Manual

The Bible is not a rule book; it is your training manual.  You can benefit from the Bible’s instruction or you can continue to fumble around trying to figure out this life on your own.  God has given you a choice.  Let me share…