Memory and Holy Spirit


“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26)

John wrote his detailed discourses of Jesus (almost half of the verses in John’s gospel consist of His words) approximately 50 years after Christ spoke them, yet John was able to report them verbatim because of the supernatural memory of them brought back by the Holy Spirit. The same must have been true for the other biblical writers as they recalled words and events of years before.

In a real, though different, sense, the Holy Spirit also can “bring to our remembrance” the words of Scriptures just when they are especially needed in witnessing or for personal guidance or some other need. This will only be operational, of course, if they have first…

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Guard your heart and mind

Time to Pray

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Philippians 4:8
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – New International Version

Heavenly Father, keep me away from anything or anyone that will hinder me from obeying Your laws.  Lead and guide me as I wake up each day.  I pray that I will always put the learnings that I get from reading Your word into practice or else I am just deceiving myself if I don’t follow it.  May I encourage my family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to live a life that is noble and admirable.  Guard my actions, words and thoughts to be focused only on Jesus my Savior and King.  In His mighty name I pray.  Amen.

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Soar: Launching People Into Ministry | Facts & Trends

Unleashing the leaders in your church In their book Designed to Lead, authors Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck write “the Church is uniquely set apart to develop and deploy leaders for the glory of God and the advancement of the gospel.” When churches take an intentional and consistent approach to leadership development, they have the…Read More »

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Soon and very soon

In the Beginning

Revelation 21:1-7

When I think of God’s kingdom coming in its fullness, I am reminded of the gospel hymn Soon and Very Soon. The opening stanza expresses an undeniable joy. One day, we will see our King Jesus.

Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King!
Hallelujah, hallelujah, we’re going to see the King!

Imagine seeing the King of Glory as the New Jerusalem descends from heaven. The trials and temptations of earthly life give way to the peace of Christ and the joy of salvation. The old fades away and God’s promise of eternal life becomes the present reality for all who know Christ as Lord and Savior.

The vision afforded John the seer is one of wholeness, restoration of a fallen world and reconciliation of a sinful humanity. No longer is there sickness; no longer is there suffering among God’s beloved children. With the…

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All Things New!

Vessels of Clay

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for…

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