A Normal Christian Life “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18 Proposition: The filling of the Holy Spirit is designed by God to be the normal Christian experience. The filling of the Spirit is not something that only a select few can enjoy. The filling … Continue reading What is a Normal Christian Life?
A Normal Christian Life “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18 Proposition: The filling of the Holy Spirit is designed by God to be the normal Christian experience. The filling of the Spirit is not something that only a select few can enjoy. The filling … Continue reading The Filling of the Holy Spirit
Waiting for the Wind Part 1 "And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high." (Luke 24:49) “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him … Continue reading Waiting for the Wind Part 1
A Time of Temptation “And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. 13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.” (Mark 1:12-13) Following the baptism of Jesus, the Bible tells us that the Lord was driven by … Continue reading Do You Love the Holy Spirit?
“And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou … Continue reading How to be a Son Most Beloved of God
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” (Rom. 8:13) “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Col. 3:5) The question arises, “How does … Continue reading The Holy Spirit as Mortifier
By the summer of AD 66, the Christian church was facing an uncertain future. The ruler of Rome, a madman named Nero, had blamed the Great Fire of July 18-19, AD 64, on the Christians. The Christians were a convenient people to blame for they taught the end of the world would be by fire. … Continue reading The Holy Spirit More than a Comforter