Luke 5:1-11 New Living Translation (NLT) The First Disciples 5 One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee,[a]great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. 2 He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. 3 Stepping into one […]

Philippians 2:5-11 New Living Translation (NLT) 5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God,[a]     he did not think of equality with God     as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges[b];     he took the humble position of a slave[c]     and was born as a human being. When […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]