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Spiritual Truth is Understood by Spirit-Guided People

We are inundated with marketing messages each moment of each day. From billboards to commercials to our email inboxes, someone is always trying to convince us we ought to "find out more" about a product or service. And sometimes, this marketing message affects the way we present …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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