Category Archives: The Holy Spirit

How Jesus Speaks to His Followers Today

Here’s a companion post to my previous one about the indwelling Holy Spirit. This time let’s focus upon┬áthe relationship that Jesus had with the chosen twelve during His earthly life. As you know, those twelve men had the privilege of … Continue reading

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Christian, Do You Truly Understand Who Lives Inside You?

Of all of the topics the apostle Paul addressed in his writings to Christians, the topic of the indwelling Holy Spirit was one of his most prevalent. Consider the following verse, which he wrote to the Christians of the city … Continue reading

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What Spiritual Gifts Does the Bible Name?

Series: “Spiritual Gifts” (post #2) To find out what spiritual gifts the Bible names, you have to consult three separate passages of scripture. The passages are Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:8-30, and Ephesians 4:7-16. By combining the lists from all … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts

Series: “Spiritual Gifts” (post #1) Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant. (1 Corinthians 12:1, N.K.J.V.) The apostle Paul told the Christians of Corinth that he didn’t want them to be ignorant (uninformed) concerning … Continue reading

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Becoming a Citizen of Christ’s Kingdom

Series: “Christ’s Kingdom” (post #3) For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ… (Philippians 3:20, N.K.J.V.) Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with … Continue reading

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Does God Want You to Get Out of the Way or Get Involved?

Does God want the Christian to stay out of the way and let Him sovereignly bring His will to pass? Or does God want to actually use the Christian to bring that will to pass? The answers to these questions … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From Wee Bobby

Many years ago, in a small village church in southern Scotland, the church leaders were questioning the elderly pastor as to why the church wasn’t growing. To those leaders, a dismissal seemed in order. They said to the pastor, “No … Continue reading

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