Category Archives: The Holy Spirit

Spiritually Minded vs. Carnally Minded

For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:6, N.K.J.V.) We don’t have to wonder what the apostle Paul means when he uses the descriptive phrase “spiritually minded.” The man himself … Continue reading

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Fanning Your Inner Flame

Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you… (2 Timothy 1:6, N.K.J.V.) J. Glenn Campbell tells the story of a family who many years ago ran a sheep farm in Australia. Each year … Continue reading

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How I Know That God Exists

People who aren’t Christians have real trouble understanding how Christians can exhibit such an unshakable belief in the existence of God. Christians, in turn, usually point to the incredible vastness, order, and intricacy of creation as the best evidence for … Continue reading

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Moved By the Holy Spirit

for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21, N.K.J.V.) The Greek word translated as “moved” in this verse is phero. The word … Continue reading

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How to Hurt Your Best Friend

Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says … Continue reading

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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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