How Can I Be Filled with the Spirit?

Acts 2:2-4 New Living Translation (NLT) 2 Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. 3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. 4 And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in […]

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What Does the Holy Spirit Do?

Scripture Reading: Psalm 107:1-9 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! All: His faithful love endures forever. Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from his enemies. For he has gathered the exiles from many lands, from east and west and north and south. Some wandered […]

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Who is the Holy Spirit

Scripture Reading: Psalm 104:1-3a, 24-25, 30-31, 33-35 0 All: Let all that I am praise the Lord! Reader 1: O LORD my God, how great you are! You are robed with honor and majesty You are dressed in a robe of light. Reader 2: You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens… You make the […]

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Determine to Disciple at Home

Deuteronomy 6:2, 4-9 New Living Translation (NLT) 2 and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the Lord your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life. 4 “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.[a] 5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, […]

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Discern Your Gifts

1 Corinthians 12 New Living Translation (NLT) Spiritual Gifts 12 Now, dear brothers and sisters,[a] regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this. 2 You know that when you were still pagans, you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols. 3 So I want you to know that no […]

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Discover Your Purpose

Ephesians 1:4-5 New Living Translation (NLT) 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it […]

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Never Give Up on New Life

Matthew 28:1-10 New Living Translation (NLT) The Resurrection 28 Early on Sunday morning,[a] as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. 2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. 3 His face shone like […]

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Never Give Up on God’s Son

Luke 20:9 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Evil Farmers 9 Now Jesus turned to the people again and told them this story: “A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and moved to another country to live for several years. 14 “But when the tenant farmers saw his son, they said to each other, ‘Here […]

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Luke 15:25-30 New Living Translation (NLT) 25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the fields working. When he returned home, he heard music and dancing in the house, 26 and he asked one of the servants what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother is back,’ he was told, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf. We are celebrating because of […]

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