But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come [John 16:13].
One of the greatest privileges of being a child of God is that we don’t have to wonder how he feels about us – whether he loves us or cares about us or if he will guide us ad help us. The Holy Spirit dwelling inside Christ-followers is our gateway to the heart of God. It’s through him that we can know the will of the Father, and through him that we encounter God’s presence and have continued free access to the heart of God. Read more
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil [Eph 4:26-27]
When people do wrong or behave badly the natural response is to be angry, and that is okay…! Jesus was often angry with those who claimed to know God and took advantage of others. Nothing angered Jesus more than hypocritical religious leaders. But rather than allowing anger to fester inside of him, Jesus poured his life out for the very people who hated and killed him. Read more
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [Psa 147:3].
We live in an imperfect world with imperfect humans. There are no perfect parents, no perfect friends, and no perfect siblings or spouses. As a result, all of experience trial and pain and go through life wounded and scarred. Without healing and forgiveness, we allow other people’s sinful actions to impact our future. We lash out and hurt others because we are broken and in need of healing. And unless we learn to let God heal our wounds and scars we will never move ahead in our walk with God. Read more
- Their walk with God was just a bunch of rituals done to get a ‘yes’ to their prayers!
- Their personal lives were self-centered and flirtatious!
- Their society was in shambles because each one lived for themselves!
When Jesus walked this earth, one time he asked his disciples this question: Who do people say the Son of Man is? The disciples gave their answers but the one that Jesus commented about was Peter’s answer…Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16).
When Peter called Jesus “THE CHRIST,” he was calling Jesus, “the Messiah.” All Israel was looking for the Messiah, i.e., the Deliverer who would defeat the Romans and drive them out…the nation of Israel wanted a Deliverer like David who would drive out the heathen and rule over them.
The title Christ, or Messiah, means “the anointed One.” Read more