Contributed on Nov 2, 2008
Why would God put His Spirit inside us a sealof our salvation? He could have used anything ot "mark" us as His. Why do it this way?
A 4 year old boy was visiting his aunt’s home. She was pregnant with her first child and she allowed him to place his hand on her belly and feel the baby kick. His little face scrunched and said, "How does the baby get out of there?" She wanted to keep it simple so she said, "The doctor will ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2008
Many people have problems understanding God’s Spirit. Is He a "He"? Is He part of a "trinity"? Does He even have a purpose in my life?
OPEN: A missionary named Herbert Jackson who told of being given car that wouldn’t start without a push. After pondering his problem, he devised a plan. He went to school near his home, got permission to take some children out of class, and had them give his car push to get it started. As he ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2008
The Holy Spirit is such a powerful force that He changes us. But how does He do that, and how do we avoid being distracted by substitutes?
OPEN: During the Middle ages, in Florence Italy, there was a wealthy citizen by the name of Lorenzo de’Medici. He was a patron of the arts and very proud of the grand plays and pageants he staged for the citizens of the area. Among his productions were several amazingly realistic religious pageants ...read more
Contributed on Nov 23, 2008
Exactly what thirst does the Spirit satisfy?
On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." By this he meant the Spirit... John 7:37-39 It’s ...read more
Contributed on Dec 1, 2008
I’m warned about "grieving" the Spirit of God. How would I do that, and how do I make sure I don’t do it?
OPEN: Back in the 15th century, bakers would bake their rolls, buns and cakes etc. in 3 rows of four --- and then they sold them batches of a dozen. Now, these days we have machines that measure the dough and run it through ovens. It’s all pretty standardized. But back then, baked goods were ...read more