The Holy Spirit, a.k.a. Holy Ghost in charismatic circles, is a person. The Holy Spirit has the same nature and characteristics as God the Father and Jesus the Son. We read in Genesis 1 that He is omniscient, omnipotent in Hebrews 9, and omnipresent in Psalm 139. The Holy Spirit was at work in creation.… Continue reading God the Holy Spirit
What do we believe about God? Today's culture would tell you that is a loaded question with many answers. Contrary to what today's society would say, the Bible tells us exactly what we can believe and have confidence in concerning God. God's first commandment in Exodus 20 or Deuteronomy 5 is, "You shall have no… Continue reading There is only one God!
Recently I was doing a Bible Study on Jude with some girlfriends. It was a Jackie Hill Perry study on the book of Jude. It caught my attention right off the bat. Mainly vs. 3 caught my attention, "Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled… Continue reading Contend for the Faith!
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever! The same is true of God’s kind intentions. Paul wrote to the Ephesians and said. “Follow God’s example, 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.” (Ephesians 5:1-2… Continue reading Walk in Love!
Some people are born with natural gifting and know precisely what they should do their whole life; this is true for my oldest son. Those people are few and far between. One day, when he was five, he said, “I want to be a lawyer.” In a few days, I expected that he would say… Continue reading Doubting your Purpose
When you walk with God, He leads you to the purpose He created for you. Ephesians 2:10, "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (NIV) You are likely fulfilling God's calling in everyday life, caring for your children and spouse,… Continue reading Walking with God
Wouldn’t it be helpful if God sent us a visible message giving us direction toward His purpose? Maybe a bright neon sign or a simple text message, something that we wouldn’t miss. Direction with a guarantee would make pursuing your purpose so much easier. No waffling or doubting, just plowing straight ahead. Unfortunately, that is… Continue reading Our Journey of Faith
We receive a new nature when we accept Jesus as our savior. We become a new creation in Christ, the old has passed away, and the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17) It’s a fresh start to live your life for Christ. Jesus has wiped away all of our sins and put inside us a… Continue reading Becoming acquainted with the new you!
The Lord's Prayer Concerns Our Needs The Lord's Prayer first focuses on God's holiness, majesty, and sovereignty. It starts with worship, and our acknowledging who He is. It expresses our obedience or submission and willingness for His will to be done in our lives. It does not end there. It does not ignore our own… Continue reading Our Daily Bread – The Lord’s Prayer
It all starts with God! We should always begin by acknowledging God's greatness and praising Him for who he is and what He has done for us. The Lord's Prayer teaches us to pray with faith that God can do what we ask of Him. It also teaches us how to prioritize our prayers. Jesus… Continue reading Hallowed be thy Name – The Lord’s Prayer