Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Spirit that Dwells Within

Nobody can be indwelt by the Spirit of God and keep that Spirit to himself. Where the Spirit is, he flows forth. And where there is no flowing forth, he is not there. — Bishop William Temple Acts 1:8 (ESV) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Change

Every time we say, “I believe in the Holy Spirit,” we mean that we believe that there is a living God able and willing to enter human personality and change it.  —  J. B. Phillips Elesha Hodge, comp., Today’s Best Illustrations Volumes 1-4, (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 1997), WORDsearch … Continue reading

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Holiness

Leviticus 11:45 (ESV) For I am the LORD who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. Our progress in holiness depends on God and ourselves–on God’s grace and our will to be holy. We must … Continue reading

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Faith

Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.” — George Muller, orphanage founder, 19th century Elesha Hodge, comp., … Continue reading

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Angels

Hebrews 1:14 (NLT) Therefore, angels are only servants, spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation. The angels are the dispensers and administrators of the divine beneficence towards us; they regard our safety, undertake our defense, direct our ways, and exercise a constant solicitude that no evil befall … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Christmas

John 1:14 (NIV)  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. “It does seem strange that so many persons become excited about Christmas and so few … Continue reading

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Christian Forgiveness

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Christian forgiveness should not be a refusal of strength, but rather ought to manifest an alternative power; Christian love, whether of neighbors or of enemies, should be a sign not … Continue reading

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Keep growing in Christ

Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NIV) The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. “Do not be afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” — Chinese Proverb Today’s Best Illustrations Volume 5, (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 1997), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: … Continue reading

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God’s Gift of Compassion

John 15:9 (NIV) “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.” Compassion lies at the heart of our prayer for our fellow human beings. When I pray for the world, I become the world; when I pray for the endless needs of … Continue reading

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Christmas is a time for compassion

“People in our culture take notice when we care for the needs of others.”  —  Don Argue Luke 10:33 (NIV) But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. Elesha Hodge, comp., Today’s Best Illustrations Volumes 1-4, (Carol … Continue reading

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