Posts tagged “Holy Spirit”
You’ve got God’s phone number
Last year J. J. Watt, an NFL football player, made news when he gave out his phone number and invited people to connect with…
The triune God makes real news
Identifying fake news isn’t easy. Do I like or share a social media post or picture? Or is it fake? One reason Christians celebrate…
Not lost in translation
I consulted with a group of Christians in the former East Germany shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. Democracy was beginning to take…
I’m alive because of the Spirit
It’s not too hard to envision God the Father. In your mind you can see the Ancient of Days on his sapphire throne, timeless,…
Jesus’ Love, My Life: Expect Pushback
Jesus never promised a warm and fuzzy Christian life. Rather, he was honest about hatred, persecution, and even death. Yet Christian persecution is proof of our connection to Christ. So don’t go astray! Let the Holy Spirit remind you of Jesus, whose eternal blessings are worth a lifetime of suffering.
Jesus’ Love, My Life: Love Leads to Action
God wants us all to be “fruitful,” to do good things according to his will. How? By staying connected to Jesus, trusting in God’s “pruning” work, and remembering the love we have received from the Father and the Son.
Jesus’ Love, My Life: Holy Spirit, HELP!
The Holy Spirit often sparks questions and confusion among Christians today. But Jesus’ words, though deep, are clear. The Spirit is our counselor, our teacher, our “reminder,” and our source of peace. This message teaches us to rely on one of Jesus’ greatest gifts, the Holy Spirit.
The masks of God
Is God working in your life right now? Are you able to sense his presence and see all the ways he’s active in blessing…
What’s your action plan?
Death made headlines again. Immediately after the news of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash spread, the posts on social media were begging us to hug…
Dig Into the Parable of the Sower
Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Matt digs into the parable of the sower and helps us understand how we can grow the seeds God has planted in us.
Don’t Give the Devil an Opportunity
What happens when we don’t confront the doubts we have about our faith? We give the devil an opportunity. Pastor Matt helps us avoid this as we continue digging into the parable of the sower.
The best way to begin your day
Each morning our bodies instinctively strive for harmony. Psychologists call this homeostasis, or equilibrium. For example, if we wake up tired, we reach for…