Category Archives: Holy Spirit

Proverbs 1:20-33 – I have called and you refused

Proverbs 1:20-33 20Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice. 21At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: 22“How long, O simple ones, will you love being … Continue reading

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Mark 3:20-35 – Whoever Blasphemes Against the Holy Spirit Cannot be Forgiven

MARK 3:20-35 20… and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22And the scribes who … Continue reading

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Ascension of the Lord

ACTS 1:1-11 1In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning 2until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he … Continue reading

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Acts 10:44-48 The Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word

 ACTS 10:44-48 44While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. 45The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the … Continue reading

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Isaiah 40:21-31 – Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength

ISAIAH 40:21-31 21  Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22  It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:38-48 – Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Matthew 5:38-48 38“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn … Continue reading

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Matthew 3:13-17 Perseverance through doubt

Matthew 3:13-17 13Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15But Jesus answered him, … Continue reading

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Acts 8:14-17 – They received the Holy Spirit

Acts 8:14-17 14Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. 15The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit 16(for … Continue reading

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Proverbs 1:20-33 – I have called and you refused

Proverbs 1:20-33 20Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice. 21At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: 22“How long, O simple ones, will you love being … Continue reading

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Pentecost: A Breathing Space

Fire What makes a fire burn is space between the logs, a breathing space. Too much of a good thing, too many logs packed in too tight can douse the flames almost as surely as a pail of water would. … Continue reading

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