The Power of the Spirit

Power in Weakness I pray that out of his glorious riches [God] may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and …

The Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit That Satisfies But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22–23 “Eat more fruit” is sound advice for overall physical health. Fruit contains nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It satisfies our sweet tooth, yet it lowers our risk of heart disease and diabetes. For most people, …

The Gifts of the Spirit

Use Your Spiritual Gifts There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the …

The Guidance of the Spirit

Live Wisely Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is … be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:17–18) “Be very careful, then, how you live … the days are evil.” Sound like something a concerned parent would say to a teenage son or daughter? Or maybe a pastor’s counsel regarding the culture in which we live? …

The Holy Spirit

  How would you answer this question: “Who is the Holy Spirit?” Would you say, “I don’t know”? Maybe you’d say, “I’ve heard about people who go a little crazy when they get involved with the Holy Spirit, so I’m not interested.” Or you may say, “Wow, what a difference in my life since I was filled with the Spirit!” …

The Promise of the Spirit

The Spirit Poured Out on All Who Believe “The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” declares the Lord. “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will …