The Holy Spirit Flows Like Living Water Within Me



The Holy Spirit Flows Like Living Water Within Me 7 June 2017 Year A John 7:37-39 Blood flows through the physical body and gives it life. Leviticus 17:11 says that “life is in the blood.” It is an amazing ability that God has given my physical body. Blood pumps through my veins and it allows me to live. Many things can be detected through the blood. One can detect physical characteristics, potential diseases, as well as current medical conditions all… Read more

5 Ways The Holy Spirit Helps Me When I Pray

I have a hard time praying. That may sound strange coming from a pastor, but the fact is that it is true. Read more

The Sin of Complaining

The Sin of Complaining 30 May 2017 Year A Numbers 16:41-50 Do you know that person who is always complaining? Whether it is about change, or a policy, or a political position, or a problem they are dealing with. They only wish to spew negativity out into the world. Here we see the Israelites complain because they blamed Moses and Aaron for the deaths of people who were disobedient to God. A rebellion had erupted over the legitimacy of Moses’… Read more

Remembering Memorial Day

Remembering Memorial Day Memorial Day is a day that Americans take to remember those who have died in service to our country. Below I have listed a set of links from a variety of writers on Patheos. Feel free to check these out. Ponder Anew considers 11 Questions for Christians and Churches celebrating Memorial Day. He also warns against patriotic worship in our church services. Paul Metzger echoes the theme to honor the war dead and not religious propaganda. Cranach… Read more

Acts 1:1-11 The Holy Spirit Gives Me the Power to Share My Faith

Acts 1:1-11 The Holy Spirit Gives Me the Power to Share My Faith Acts 1:1-11 The Holy Spirit Gives Me the Power to Share My Faith is a sermon about Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a reminder of the costs of conflict. As a nation, we have spilt blood to retain our freedom. Our soldiers have represented American interests in these conflicts and wars. They have shared American ideals and American culture. Soldiers have fought to push back against opposing… Read more

The Power of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism

The Power of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism May 25, 2017 Year A Acts 1:1-11 Jesus gave orders through the Holy Spirit to His disciples (Acts 1:2). “until the day He was taken up, after He had given orders through the Holy Spirit to the apostles He had chosen.” (Acts 1:2, HCSB) What were those orders? They were to preach the Gospel (Luke 24:44-48): “Then He told them, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was… Read more

John 14:15-31 The Holy Spirit and Me

John 14:15-31 The Holy Spirit and Me As a person, we all have roles we fulfill when we are in relationship with other people. To some I am a son. With my wife, I am a husband, to four girls, I am a father. To my church, I am a pastor. With some people, I am friend, fellow worker, counselor, maybe some other role. You and I have roles we play depending upon the relationships we have. For the Christian,… Read more

God’s Bow in the Sky

God sets a weapon (His bow) in the sky like a modern hunter would set his bow back on the rack after the hunt. Read more

President Trump’s Most Difficult Week

President Trump’s Most Difficult Week President Trump is having his most difficult week as he leaves for the Middle East. So this week, I wanted to share what many people around Patheos have said on the issue. I share this list of links for your further exploration. While I may not agree with everything stated in these posts, I do believe that they give commentary that might be useful to stay informed. Hemant Metah shares the analysis of Wayne Allen… Read more

Psalm 78:1-8 Parenting with Purpose

Psalm 78:1-8 Parenting with Purpose A young man said to the psychiatrist, “I had a strange dream last night. I dreamed you were my mother. I woke up and couldn’t understand it. Why should I dream you were my mother?” The psychiatrist said, “Well, what did you do after having the dream?” “I had this appointment with you first thing in the morning, so I grabbed a cookie and a diet soda for breakfast and rushed out here.” The psychiatrist… Read more

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