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The Holy Spirit and Fire

Today's Text Reading - Luke 3 When John the Baptist was asked if he was the Christ, his answer carried all of his typical flair: “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing ...

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The Holy Spirit in our Hearts

Our culture thinks of the heart almost exclusively in terms of romantic love, desire, and affection.  But the Biblical definition of the heart is much broader. The heart is the locus of a person's thoughts (mind), volition, emotions, and knowledge of right from wrong (conscience). With this definition in mind, think about how these passages change: "The LORD saw ...

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Don’t be an Idiot

This past month has been a blast as we have journeyed through Galatians together as a church.  This weekend, we looked at 5 rhetorical questions that boil down to a simple conclusion: God saves. You don't save you, you can't save you, and that is good news.  This is true in all three tenses: through Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, God has saved you, God ...

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4 Minutes on the Holy Spirit

We have finally reached the end of our month long journey through the Trinity.  Here is the final installment, where I talk about the Holy Spirit. (YouTube Link)

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4 Minutes on Jesus’ Relationship with the Holy Spirit

For the last several weeks, I have been posting 4 minute videos on the Trinity.  If you are not caught up, you may want to watch these first: 4 Minutes on The Trinity 4 Minutes on God the Father  4 Minutes on Jesus' Relationship with God the Father Today, we continue on by looking at Jesus' Relationship with the Holy Spirit (YouTube Link)

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Tuesday Rewind: An Open Letter to Pastors

On some Tuesdays, I go back into the archives and dig up something that still relates today. For the next 5 weeks, I am going to repost the Top 5 Posts from 2011.  Today's post is #1 and it comes from February 21, 2011.  I am so glad this was the most popular post on my blog last year, because it was by far my favorite and the one I felt most passionate about ...

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“Teacher!”

At Riv, we are in a series called Red Letter Ending, where we are looking at 7 statements of Jesus from the cross and one statement he made after his resurrection.  On my blog, we are looking at some of the statements people made to Jesus before, during, and after his crucifixion. Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the ...

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