The phone rings. You answer and get a recording saying you will receive three free nights at a resort somewhere. You’ve gotten calls like this before. There’s always a catch. You hang up. But with Jesus, his word is true and his offer is good. The Father will send the Spirit. You will receive power – more than you expect or imagine. As Jesus promised his disciples, “John baptized with water, but . . . you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” The Holy Spirit is your source of power, encouragement, wisdom, and purpose.
June 4, 2017 // PENTECOST SUNDAY
Spirit Source of Power
Ever find it hard to keep your motivation moving? Occasionally you may be inspired to make big changes, but they rarely last. Maybe your spiritual battery is drained, and you’re not sure how to recharge it. Listen to Jesus’ promise, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.” And not only will this power charge you, it can change the world.
June 11, 2017
Spirit Source of Encouragement
God is continually transforming you. Sometimes that can (mistakenly) feel like God is always disappointed with you. But the Holy Spirit is your source of encouragement. He reminds you that God loves to work through imperfect people – that his promises are true for you.
June 18, 2017
Spirit Source of Wisdom
God answers prayer in different ways. It might be yes, no, wait, or here’s something you didn’t ask for. But there’s one prayer God always answers with a yes. It’s the request for wisdom. And the Holy Spirit is your source for daily growth in wisdom.
June 25, 2017
Spirit Source of Purpose
You can use your pen to prop open a window, scratch an itch, or pop open a package. But your pen was made for writing. Everything that is made has a purpose. God made you for a purpose, and your purpose continues to unfold throughout your life. As you learn to listen, the Holy Spirit will direct your steps.