Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

The day the world caught fire

Acts 2:1–21 This is the seventh week after Passover. It’s the fiftieth day after Easter. Today is Pentecost, which just means fiftieth day. “Be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere,” Jesus instructed his followers during these 50 days. “Go … Continue reading

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Put feelings in their place

Galatians 5:16–26 How are you feeling this morning? Sad? Hungry? Tired? Useless? Cold? Scared? Rejected? Are any of you feeling afraid? If you are wise you are afraid, according to the Bible. “Fear of the Lord is the foundation of … Continue reading

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Life in the Spirit

Romans 8:1–17 For over two months now, my life has been abnormal. I have been living a wife-less existence, and this has meant some changes. I open a kitchen cupboard and look at all the jars in complete ignorance. I … Continue reading

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Born of the Spirit

John 3:1–21 There was living in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus a rich and important Jewish leader named Nicodemus. It is likely, but not sure, that this is the same Nicodemus about whom John writes in his Gospel. John … Continue reading

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Walk by the Spirit

Galatians 5:16–26 Hearing half a conversation is so annoying. Our brains go into overdrive trying to fill in the blanks. In 2013, researchers from the University of San Diego recruited 164 undergraduate students for an experiment. The students performed a … Continue reading

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Fragile and perplexed

2 Corinthians 4:1–10 A person I admire sent me an email this week. He said that when he was a young Christian he dreamed about having a great impact on the world. Then he grew up. Now his goal is … Continue reading

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Are you ready?

Isaiah 8:11–22 Are you ready? What are you ready for? Are you ready for anything? A few weeks ago, there was a lost dog. She was quite cute. My neighbours found the dog and tied it outside their restaurant, hoping … Continue reading

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