Tag: Holy Spirit

Christians are Different

When the apostle Paul sent his letter to the Colossians, he was trying to help them avoid the distractions of unbelievers who were pulling them in the wrong direction.   His mission was to get the Colossians centered on the teachings of Jesus.  Near the…

With God there are No Limits

If you’ve read the Old Testament you know the Israelites were constantly trying to keep the Jewish law and forever failing.  The whole point of the law was to demonstrate our inability to attain God’s standard on our own.  Righteousness, God’s holy standard, can…

Learning from the Past

The book of 2 Corinthians was a difficult letter for the apostle Paul to write.  Paul started the church in Corinth and later found in floundering in its mission.  They were essentially dividing into factions led by various leaders all going in different directions…

Crucified with Christ

Have you been crucified with Christ?  Have you let your old self die to live a new life as a follower of Jesus?  Was your transition complete and permanent? A couple of years ago I was about twenty pounds heavier than I am today. …

What Does Fellowship Mean?

  The dictionary definition of fellowship is friendly association with people who share the same interests.  When Christians talk about fellowship they are talking about something that goes a bit deeper than the dictionary.  What does fellowship mean to Christians?  For Christians, fellowship begins…

Step Twelve – Stay Focused on God

If you play a musical instrument or just about any sport, you know the importance of fundamentals.  Without solid fundamental skills everything else is built on shaky ground.  When you aren’t playing as well as you’d like, one of the best ways to get…

Reconnecting with God

How you got unconnected from God is unimportant.  In fact, you may not be as unconnected as you think.  Or perhaps, you just want to get better connected.  In all cases, the path for improving, developing, or rekindling a relationship with God starts right…

Step Ten – Connecting with God

Connecting with God is a fairly simple process that is available to everyone through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  God is one essence, but three persons – Father, Son, Holy Spirit.  Father God is the all powerful Creator of the universe.  His Son,…

God Will be With You

A lot of people are spending a lot of time online these days.  We can like and share and follow and make friends with others from all over the world.  The Internet has enormous potential as a tool to bring people together in all…

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

  The Sermon on the Mount is found in chapters 5 – 7 of the book of Matthew.  This is the longest discourse presented by Jesus found in the Bible. In this message, Jesus begins with a list of proclamations known as the Beatitudes,…