Holy Spirit

1 Corinthians 12:13 | One Promise Kept

Christians are a diverse group of people. Some people are Christians because they follow the rules Jesus marked out for life. Some people are Christians because culturally they grew up in those traditions of church and morals. But a true Christian is […]

1 Thessalonians 1:5 | Full Assurance

Jesus saves. It is not just a slogan. It is a truth. I want to look at Jesus saving and what is involved. Paul in his letter to the Thessalonian church tells them he knows they are saved by Jesus. because our […]

Genesis 2:18 | Significant Other

My wife went out of town on a trip with our daughter to New York. It was an out of character trip for our family dynamic but it was a trip that would benefit our daughter to see the world up close […]

Acts

Acts 1:4-5 |A Heart of Stone No More

Religion is man striving and working to secure the favor of God. Live this kind of life, go to this kind of church, give money to the poor, follow the ten commandments… I could write for days all of the things people […]

The Groans of Prayer

Prayer is difficult for me because most of the time I do not like the answer. Even still I know God knows better than me and I have on many occasions been driven to my face on the floor before Him in […]

Genesis

Genesis 9:13 | The New Covenant

God the Creator is a “Covenant” making God. So what does that mean for you and me? Why are the covenants of God important and do I have any responsibility to God because of them? 11 I establish my covenant with you: […]

My Prayer for 2016

At the beginning of the last year I was leading a group of youth at a large two day youth conference. Events like this are stressful for me because I am not a fan of crowds. (I know a youth leader that […]

Acts 2: Repent and be Baptized!

When I think about Acts Chapter 2 I am immediately drawn to verse 38 where Peter responds to the crowd’s question and concludes his first Holy Spirit directed sermon. 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of […]

Acts 1: The Promise has Arrived!

Acts is the second half of the Gospel of Luke and primarily concerned with the actions of the apostles many of whom were direct disciples of Jesus in the gospels. In the conclusion of Luke and in the start of Acts we […]

John

John 16:13 | The Perfect Helper

Jesus knew exactly what he was doing when he was executing his earthly ministry. He was spending time with his Father and because of that he knew the mission. His disciples seemed clueless and were surprised by every big move Jesus made. […]