The Holy Spirit and Forgiveness

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In the most recent episode of the Everyday Jesus podcast, we started our new series on the Spiritual Gifts. In the episode, we gave an overview of the gifts, what they are and why they were given. If you haven’t listened to that episode, please catch up by clicking play on the player below:

For us to properly use the gifts that God has given us, we must take the time to remove anything that might hinder us from using those gifts. One of the biggest things that hinders Christians from being used by God is unforgiveness. As a Christian, we must Continue reading

EP #10 – The Holy Spirit Gives Us Spiritual Gifts

The Holy Spirit Gives Us Spiritual Gifts

In this episode of the Everyday Jesus podcast, we are going to continue our discussion on the Holy Spirit by talking about spiritual gifts, then in our Good News segment, we will discuss how Doctors in Ireland are responding to the new abortion laws, our Unreached People Group is the Bhil of India and then finally Today’s Word, we will pick up where we left off last week in John 4:1-26.

This week we are going to look at the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We are not going to look at individual gifts this week, we are going to have an overview on the topic. Why is this important? Why should we spend time on this? Well, the mission of this podcast is to empower you to follow Jesus daily, not just on Sunday. One of the ways that we follow Continue reading

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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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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Resisting the Holy Spirit

And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. —Deuteronomy 30_6This week on the Everyday Jesus podcast, we started a discussion on the Holy Spirit. We talked about who He is and the fact that he is actively working in our world today. We also mentioned that the Holy Spirit can be resisted, quenched and grieved. If you missed the podcast, be sure to catch up with us by pressing the play button on the player below:

So let’s focus a little closer on the phrase resisting the Holy Spirit. As Christians, we believe that God’s grace is irresistible, meaning that when God chooses for you to be saved, he makes his grace so appealing that your heart cannot help but to submit to Him. Continue reading

EP # 6 – The Holy Spirit is the forgotten God?

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Recently we’ve been talking about the different ways in which we can live for Jesus every day. And I thought it may be a good time to step back and spend some time on the Holy Spirit.

Francis Chan calls the Holy Spirit in one of his books – the forgotten God (also the name of his book). Chan says that by and large the church has forgotten this key person in the Godhead. And I certainly agree that the Holy Spirit has been largely left out of Continue reading