Posts Categorized: Holy Spirit

Acts 14:9 – Faith To Be Made Well

What is the nature of true faith? How do we know if we really have it or not? What is the way that it manifests? The answer to these questions comes through our text today, plus we see it very clearly in a well-known Old Testament passage. Paul and Barnabas had fled to Lystra from…

Acts 13:11 – Mist and Darkness Fell Upon Him

If you’ve read the book of Revelation, one of the questions that may have come to mind is: How do the persecutors know certain people have turned to Christ? There are three sets of martyrs in Revelation. What is it that points to these new believers, i.e. those who have come to the Lord following…

Job 29:2 – The Months of Old

Clichés often carry much wisdom.  How true it is that when we have our health, we have everything!  Job would certainly ascribe to this.  Because of circumstances completely out of his control, i.e. Satan wishing to prove a man’s unfaithfulness to God, Job was the target.  It could have been him; it could be you…

Acts 10:30 – A Man in Bright Clothing

Do you know that we are to test every spirit? But, you ask, what if an angel appears before me? Let’s see what 1 John 4:1 says: Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. In…

Acts 9:18 – Scales Fell From His Eyes

It is almost a cliche to say that the Lord moves in mysterious ways, yet it continues to be an absolute truth. To advance His kingdom, God uses those whom He chooses, and He does so in an often unexpected manner. The classic of this truism is with the Pharisee Saul who became the Apostle…

Acts 8:28 – Reading the Prophet Isaiah

When someone is faithful to the Lord, He can do astounding things through that willingness to obey. Philip was such a man, who was mighty in his deeds because of his purposeful dedication to Christ. One such incident that happened because of his love for God is often recounted, and it gives us a valuable…

Acts 8:15 – Not Yet Fallen

he issue of how the Holy Spirit works is one that many have contended for years. I get it that people read the Scriptures in different ways and come up with interpretations at odds with each other.  Still, it seems to me that when we use some logic in certain passages, that should give us…

Acts 7:54 – They Ground Their Teeth

An anti-God spirit runs deep throughout the world.  It is true that each human being made in the image of God has what some have termed “a God-shaped hole” in his heart, and the one who fills it with the love of Christ will receive abundantly over and above what he expects.  However, there is…

Esther 2:8 – The King’s Order

The Old Testament gives us a glimpse into times past; in that it shows the power and authority of kings. Could there be those today who lust for the same supremacy over others? In the days of Esther, King Ahasuerus reigned supreme over the 2nd great kingdom as described in the book of Daniel. The…

Acts 4:32 – Everything in Common

People have a tendency to make Scripture say and prove whatever they want it to mean. It doesn’t matter whether they’re talking about homosexuality, the character of God, social justice, socialism, or any of a number of other ideas that permeate the world.  Of course, just because someone takes verses out of context doesn’t make…