God’s Plan – Free from Fear

God’s Plan – Free from Fear

On the Everyday Jesus podcast we are continuing our discussion on the Holy Spirit and how He helps us in our daily lives. This week on the show we talked about how to find God’s plan for your life. If you haven’t listened to it yet, you can check it out below:

Today I wanted to talk about one of the words I used in the podcast that hinders people from following God or seeking His will – Fear. Fear is a huge problem in the world and Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit Purifies Us

The Holy Spirit Purifies Us

If you’ve been following our series on the Holy Spirit, you know this week on the Everyday Jesus podcast we discussed three reasons you may not want more of the Holy Spirit. If you haven’t listened to our latest episode, you can do so by clicking on the player below:

The third reason given was that the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin. I’d like to look at this closer. To put it another way, we could say that the Holy Spirit purifies us or makes us Continue reading

Scott Highberger – Good News

This week’s Everyday Jesus podcast’s Good News segment was about Scott Highberger. If you haven’t listened to this episode yet, you can listen now by clicking on the play button below:

As a means of follow up for this story, I wanted to make an extra post to highlight the fact that Scott has written a book. It’s called “Behind the Wire: A Prisoner’s Journey to the Pulpit”. You can click on the link below to purchase the book.

Scott reached out to me after the newest episode aired and offered to send me a copy. I plan on reading and writing a short review of the book afterwards. I’m sure it’s going to be great, so if you found his story encouraging, I’d encourage you to support him and his ministry by purchasing a copy of his book by clicking on the link above.

EP # 8 – Three Reasons You May Not Want More of the Holy Spirit in Your Life

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In this episode we discuss three reasons why you may not want more of the Holy Spirit in your life. We talk about a prisoner who has turned pastor in our Good News segment. We are praying for the Bania of India. And Today’s Word comes from the John 3:22-36.

We’ve spent the past couple of weeks talking about who the Holy Spirit is and how he empowers us. This week I’m going to give you three reasons why you may NOT want the Continue reading

Special Series #2 on Christian Parenting

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In this special series, my wife and I are going chapter by chapter through Tedd Tripp’s book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart. This week we are on chapter 2, which talks about the different shaping influences in our children’s lives. Join us for a fun discussion on what that looks like in our lives as we try to see how this book applies to our family. Click the play button on the player below to listen!

If you haven’t listened to the first episode in this series, click here to listen to it:

Special Series – Parenting #1

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Christmas: Why God Sent His Son

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Note: This was taken from a sermon I preached on Christmas Eve this year at my home church. I hope you have a blessed Christmas!

Why did God send His Son?

Every year at Christmas we are reminded that God sent his Son into the world as a baby – a small, helpless child. We drive down the street and we are reminded of it as we drive past nativity scenes. Our songs on the radio, like Joy to the World, Away in a Manger and O Little Town of Bethlehem, sing praise to the fact that Jesus came. But tonight, I want to Continue reading

Spirit Empowered Prayer

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In case you missed this podcast for this week, you can click the play button on the player below to catch up.

We are continuing on with our discussion on the Holy Spirit. I wanted to touch on an issue now, while we are on the subject of the Holy Spirit’s power and we may spend more time on it later and that’s the issue of Spirit empowered prayer.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Romans 8:26

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Quenching the Spirit

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, But test everything,- hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5_19-22

If you’ve been listening to the Everyday Jesus podcast, you know we are spending time focusing on the person and work of the Holy Spirit. We started this week on the podcast discussing the Holy Spirit. And if you’ve missed that show, you can catch up here by clicking the play button on the podcast player below:

We’ve continued that conversation through the week this week, with two blog posts – one Continue reading

Grieving the Holy Spirit

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” Ephesians 4_30

This week we’ve been having a discussion surrounding the person and work of the Holy Spirit. So far we’ve discussed it on the podcast, which can be found here:

And we’ve spent some time on the blog talking about resisting the Holy Spirit, found here:

Resisting the Holy Spirit

Today, let’s look at what it looks like to grieve the Holy Spirit. The word grieve comes from the word grief which means to cause deep sorrow. Obviously when we grieve we Continue reading