In part 3, we look at what scripture says about the gift of speaking in tongues as being part of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit fills us and empowers us to live the life God has for us. But HOW does this happen? There’s fruit and gifts. Fruit is outward evidence we see of the new life on the inside. Gifts are supernatural endowments of the Holy Spirit’s power in our life.
In part 1 of Holy Spirit, we read in John 14-16 where Jesus tells his disciples that He’ll be going away soon, but the Father will send another helper, or advocate. The Holy Spirit is God’s presence on the earth not only with us, but IN us in order to help us live the life […]
We read about the upright path God has for us. Too often, Christianity gets misinterpreted or misrepresented as just a bunch of people trying to adhere to a list of rules who are miserable doing so and who are also judgmental to those not adhering to the same list of rules. However, the Bible describes […]
The upright path God lays before us involves our resources and finances. This message looks at God’s guidance in how to be an upright steward of what He’s entrusted us with.
Proverbs chapter 3 gives us two things we can do to walk on the path of the upright: seek God and turn from evil. Both require action and discipline. For many, faith in God is something to coast through, but the true walk of faith will require us to get to work.
At the core of a relationship with God is obedience. If we want to walk upright, we must lay down the life WE want to live and obey God as He guides us in the way HE wants us to live. It’s not that He’s a control-freak, He has our best in mind. Pastor Kristie […]
Jesus taught us to love our enemies and to forgive those who have hurt you. He was an example of this to his followers – He was always willing to go to the other side to show love and forgiveness. The upright path always involves the same thing for us.
Confession is foundational to healthy relationships. Bringing what is hidden into the light is where we find healing, forgiveness and reconciliation.
God has a path for us to follow which will lead to good things. In fact, we see in scripture that the path He has for us is the best way to live. This is part 1 of Upright.