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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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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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

Special Series – Parenting #1

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In this special episode, I sit down with my wife to discuss a book we are reading called “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” written by Tedd Tripp. We discuss the general premise of this book, which is that all of our actions are controlled by our heart and children are best corrected by dealing with the heart issue, not the behavior. The behavior is simply a symptom of a deeper underlying issue. We hope you will enjoy this special series. Please feel free to share with your friends and family!

You can find the next podcast in the series by clicking below:

Special Series #2 – Christian Parenting

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

Speak Lord, Your Servant Hears – Hearing

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Continuing on our theme this week, we have been talking about praying and hearing from God. If you haven’t taken the time to listen to this week’s episode of the Everyday Jesus podcast, please do so now by clicking on the play button below.

We also spent some time on Tuesday’s blog post diving deeper into what this means by recognizing our role as a servant. You can catch up that by clicking on the link below:

Speak Lord, Your Servant Hears – Serving

Now let’s dive a little more into the last word in that instruction that Eli gave Samuel – Continue reading