This is the deepest purpose of Bible study and prayer – to come to know and experience God’s love for us, Father, Son and Spirit, and to share God’s love with each other. The transformation of the Holy Spirit begins and ends here, in God’s love. Continue reading Gospel of John: Metaphor to Reality
How in the world might Rumpelstiltskin be -at all- like the Paraclete? Continue reading Gospel of John: Rumpelstiltskin
Peace I send forth to you, my peace I commit to you—not as the world delivers do I deliver. Do not let your hearts be troubled, stirred up, and agitated, neither let you all be afraid. Continue reading Gospel of John: Shalom
Jesus explained that like the wind the Holy Spirit is invisible but powerful, and you can’t predict, explain or control the movements of the wind. Continue reading Gospel of John: Paradigm Shift
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
Peter’s simple, straightforward logic, and God’s obvious affirmation, rendered them speechless. There was no tenable argument, no counterpoint could be made, God had made His desire and will abundantly clear. But this issue was going to crop again and again. Prejudice is hard to get rid of. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 11, From Peter to Paul