The bucket descended into the well with a splat, sank, and my Dad or Uncle Albert would pull the leaking bucket back to the top of the well. It’s a fond memory of cold, clear water that tasted so good, drunk out of a dipper. I was frightened by the well. My parents, uncles and…Read more When You Feel Empty
“The Spirit is God’s mark of ownership on you, ...” (Ephesians 4:30, GN) The Maker's Mark in your life is the presence of His Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God that confesses that Jesus Christ came in flesh and blood to atone for our sins. “Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the…Read more The Maker’s Mark
"God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit in power, and he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil because God was with him!" (Acts 10:38) Just thinking tonight that since Jesus was anointed, led and empowered by the Holy Spirit, how much more do I…Read more Reaching My Potential
“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened ... how…Read more Prayer Changes Me!
“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, NLT) “Can you work without getting tired?” the store owner asked me when I was looking for my first job. “Yes…Read more SOAR
It's music to hear someone ask with enthusiasm, "What do you want me to do? Just ask? Anything?" This year, one of our volunteers said to me, "Pastor, I'll do anything to help, all you have to do is ask!" Wow! Those words were encouraging to me. In the months that have followed, their word…Read more Getting Ready For Christmas – What do you want me to do?
My former District Superintendent answered my question on why so many failed to experience peace and joy, a life filled with love that Christ promised by saying, “Dennis, they live their lives compartmentalized.” Jesus invites us into His life, His kingdom through His sufferings and promises to fill us with His Spirit. Ah! The Spirit…Read more The Holy Spirit and Repentance
Do you ever wonder why the Scripture refers to the Spirit of God as Holy Spirit? The Bible commonly refers to the Father or the Son but the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. Perhaps because He brings forth the fruits of holiness in our lives, works holiness through our being and makes us together a…Read more He is the Holy Spirit
President Roosevelt was tired of the events and parties where people pretended to listen respectfully. One night he decided to try an experiment, to see if people really listened. As each person came up to shake his hand, he smiled and said, “I murdered my grandmother today.” The common response was, “How nice, please keep…Read more Are you listening?
[Jesus] "will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." Matthew 3:11 When I was younger I was totally fascinated by the concept of the Holy Spirit as fire. Fire was power. Fire would overcome the powers of darkness. Power! I would pray for it. We would sing about with it, "O Lord send the…Read more iBelieve in the Holy Spirit #2