Or are we living in active faith that Jesus is powerfully at work within our inward beings, transforming us, and is also at work in our physical world, bring shalom to all those around us, including the earth itself? Continue reading Gospel of John: Revelation to Martha
The giving of the Holy Spirit in a new, never-before way was to be inaugurated by another never-before event. Continue reading Gospel of John: A Better Covenant
Jesus had delivered possibly the most offensive sermon ever given in his time, a message so viscerally horrifying, so unspeakably grotesque, that many must have been left actually speechless. Continue reading Gospel of John: Life-Giving Feast
This was the word from the Lord they had been longing to hear. After their sackcloth and ashes, their weeping and mourning, weakened from their fasts, and sacrifices, and prayers, they longed with every fiber of their being to hear some token of God’s love and mercy towards them.
Continue reading Minor Prophets: Joel and the Holy Spirit
Apollos had everything you could possibly want to be effective: he had education, talent, skill and experience. But until Apollos had the Holy Spirit, his ministry was not effective. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 18, Apollos
This sign was a reversal of God’s judgment at the Tower of Babel. God’s judgment scattered and separated those people then, now He was uniting His people in the Spirit. At Babel no one could understand anyone else, but at Pentecost everyone could understand and hear God’s praises. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 2, Babel Reversed