Peace and Joy

Who Is the Holy Spirit? Part 1

Who Is the Holy Spirit? (And What Is He Doing inside Me?)

Don’t look now, but if you asked Jesus to save you, the Holy Spirit of God is living inside of you. Wonder of wonders, salvation comes with two huge gifts: the forgiveness of our sins through what Jesus did for us, and a whole new way of life through what the Holy Spirit can now do inside of us. Just as Jesus became our death (at the cross), so the Holy Spirit becomes our new life (when we die to…

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The Big Five Connectors to Jesus

The Big Five Connectors to Jesus (“Secrets” of the Spirit Filled Life)

Have you ever felt like the plug got pulled on your life in Christ? Like you’re cut off and drifting away, or worse, have taken a big hit and now are in free fall. Doesn’t feel very good does it? The peace of Christ becomes a faded memory, a host of weaknesses sap your strength and temptations you thought you’d finished with are back pounding on your spiritual door. Disconnected! It’s one of the easiest things to happen to a…

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The Surrender Prayers

The Surrender Prayers

Would you agree that the only appropriate position for a created being is to live in complete submission to its Creator? That anything less than total surrender to the Master’s will is “black-hearted” rebellion? Evidently, the Lord thought so, for when He discovered that Lucifer was going his own way apart from God’s leadership, that rebel was cast out of heaven! Satan became to first to serve self-will and through that departure from Grace, he fell into master-minding the Great…

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Our Secret Weapon

Our Secret Weapon (And Why We Don’t Use It Enough)

Time really is on our side, but we often have to wait for the right time to come. Faith turns waiting into our secret weapon. Waiting doesn’t feel like much of a weapon; oh, but it is. It breaks down many a hidden obstacle. Israel waited a long time for their Messiah to come to them (a thousand years from the promise given to King David). But His coming was well worth the wait…

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