Holy Spirit


THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – UNTESTED!

CHAPTER FOUR UNTESTED! “When Jesus entered public life He was about thirty years old, the son (in public perception) of Joseph…son of Adam, son of God.” “Now Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wild. For forty wilderness days He was tested by the devil. He ate nothing during those …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – YOUR JERUSALEM

YOUR JERUSALEM “But there is another urgency before me now. I feel compelled to go to Jerusalem. I’m completely in the dark about what will happen when I get there. I do know that it won’t be any picnic, for the Holy Spirit has let me know repeatedly and clearly that there are hard times and imprisonment ahead. But that …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – GOD INSIDE YOU

CHAPTER 19 GOD INSIDE YOU “Now it happened that while Apollos was away in Corinth, Paul made his way through the mountains, came to Ephesus and happened on some disciples there. The first thing he said was, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? Did you take God into your mind only, or did you also embrace Him …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME

WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME “There were many Jews staying in Jerusalem just then, devout pilgrims from all over the world. When they heard the sound, they came on the run. Then, when they heard, one after another, their own mother tongue being spoken, they were thunderstruck. They couldn’t for the life of them figure out what was going on, …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – A SECOND CHANCE

A SECOND CHANCE “When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound of a strong wind — gale force — no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER

THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER  “As they met and ate meals together, He told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but ‘must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. John baptised you in water; you will be baptised in the Holy Spirit. And soon.’” Acts 1:4-5 (The Message) Finally, at last, …Continue reading →

THE SPIRIT OF CONVICTION

THE HOLY SPIRIT – THE SPIRIT OF CONVICTION The disciples had a powerful role to play in the spread of God’s kingdom on earth, but so did the Holy Spirit, and they were to be sure that they did not get their roles confused. The disciples’ role was to make disciples by identifying them with and initiating them, through mikvah …Continue reading →

Imitators Of Jesus

IMITATORS OF JESUS Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Eph. 5: 1) The third step in being a disciple of Jesus is imitating Him in everything He was and did. Disciples …Continue reading →

Learning To Be A Son – Chapter Twelve – Complete In Christ

LEARNING TO BE A SON CHAPTER TWELVE COMPLETE IN CHRIST If we are truly the sons and daughters of God, how can we ever attain the high standard Jesus set for us? Take heart! God views us from His perspective as already complete in Christ. God guarantees that what He began, He will finish. What has He done? He guaranteed …Continue reading →

Learning To Be A Son – Chapter Five – Slaves or Sons?

CHAPTER FIVE Slaves or Sons? Since we have already established that the whole of humankind was intended to be the family of God and that every person is potentially a son or daughter of God, how do we move from potential to actual? The operative word is “faith”. New Testament writers like John and Paul understood what Jesus came to …Continue reading →