With One Accord :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 7) :: Let Truth Abide in You (1 John 2:24-27)

It’s Tuesday! Which means we’re taking another look at 1st John. We are in week seven. If you missed any of the previous weeks of this online Bible study I encourage you to go back and take a look. Even if you just read the previous passages and skim over the earlier content, it will help you to better understand today’s and future studies. Let Truth Abide in You 24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide […]

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In the Holy Spirit? :: a Book Review of Forgotten God by Francis Chan

  This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here. For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans‬ ‭14:17‬ ‭ASV‬‬) The kingdom of God is… righteousness and peace and joy… in the Holy Spirit? In the Holy Spirit? Step back from the Christianese for a minute and ask yourself, “Do I really know what that means?” Do you? A few months ago I would have stumbled over my words trying to explain “in the Holy Spirit.” A few years ago I would […]

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5 Ways The Holy Spirit Empowers

  This month, over at Do Not Depart, we are attempting to answer this question: Who is the Holy Spirit? Today I published a short and simple little post about five of the ways the Holy Spirit empowers believers. Here’s an excerpt: “Repent, let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38) These were the words Peter boldly proclaimed as He finished his first Holy Spirit powered sermon. Repent. Be baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit. All this […]

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