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Walk In the Spirit and Overcome!

Spirit vs Law

There is a wrestling match going on inside every believer in Christ. It is the war between the Holy Spirit Who has intertwined Himself with our very being and our flesh, that part of us that acts and decides apart from the influence of God. One of the most common questions Christians ask is, "Will I ever be …

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Trying to Follow Jesus with No Help At All

John 6-63 ESV

Trying to follow Jesus is frustrating. We mess up, we neglect spending time with Him, we give into temptation, and we regress into old patterns. It doesn't make sense. This isn't what we signed up for when we followed Jesus. It was supposed to get easier but some days it's like we're trying to follow Jesus with …

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Walk In the Spirit

If being Spirit-filled is a moment-by-moment process, then it is also a day-by-day process. And when we're living our lives submissively under the influence of the Spirit, we cannot and will not at the same time give into the sinful and selfish cravings of our hearts for sin. My counsel is this: Live freely, …

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Be Filled With the Spirit, Moment-by-Moment

God's Spirit lives in the heart of every child of God and He promises to never, ever forsake His own. It's permanent and unchanging. On the other hand, being "filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18) is a repetitive process that happens on a continuous basis as we choose to allow it. In other words, …

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God Does the Filling

It is possible to live life under the influence of the Holy Spirit continually. It starts with our conscious choice to allow ourselves to be filled, but it really happens as God takes the initiative to influence our lives, which He loves to do! Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be …

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When You Don’t Know How to Pray

When my wife and I were going through a seven-year period of secondary infertility, we often found ourselves completely unable to understand what God was doing in our lives. Our prayers were seemingly going unanswered and we often wondered what God was trying to teach us. I sometimes found myself wondering if …

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Walking in the Power of the Holy Spirit

Remember the 1998 Hollywood hit, Armageddon? Here's the IMDb's synopsis... After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save humanity. I love that! And the reason I love it is that it sounds a lot like …

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You Have a Personal Instructor

Jesus promised that He would ask the Father to call the Holy Spirit to come alongside us. As He does so, He fulfills a lot of important roles in our lives, one of which is to be our personal instructor in all issues of truth. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not …

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The Holy Spirit – Our Perfectly Faithful Partner

The Charis Group

Jesus was highly relational. He spent tons of time with His disciples, who were more than students - they were friends. So it stands to reason that His abrupt departure from their lives upon His crucifixion would be somewhat traumatic to them. So Jesus gave them a promise: And I will ask the Father, and he will …

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Neil Greenhaw’s Newest Single Is Out

Not Holding Back by Neil Greenhaw

I had the rare privilege of reading the lyrics to Not Holding Back when Neil was writing them, and then heard the song during it's time in production. I can tell you that Neil agonized over this song, making sure its theology was well rooted in Scripture and that its message was needed by today's …

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