Tag: Jesus

The Temple Project Part 4 – The Holy Spirit Fills the Temple

  Power Since the beginning of time, the Holy Spirit has brought creativity, order, and power!  As the third Person of the Trinity, He is God the Holy Spirit, along with God the Father and God the Son.  He is not less-than.  He works in conjunction with the Father and Son to bring about the …

The Temple Project Part 3 – Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Intro Welcome back!  So far, we’ve determined that you and I are temples of God.  We are God-created humans with the capacity to carry His presence.  We’ve also determined that all together, we are the church, the temple of God.  We carry the presence and blessings of God in a corporate way. The Need for …

The Temple Project Part 2

Part 2:  God is Building Us! When you think God is amazing for building us into individual temples for Him, He shows us that as His people, we create a larger, cohesive temple for Him to dwell: the church.  His presence in us becomes multiplied exponentially as we gather together in His name,  The individual …

The Temple Project

Part 1:  What is God Building? It is my distinct pleasure to remind you that God is building YOU!  That’s right, you are a beautiful work in progress, no matter how it looks and feels to you right now,  Each and every trial, tribulation, victory, and failure are part of His plan to build you …

Pioneer Part 3

  Four hundred years.  Biblically speaking, that’s ten generations.  That’s how long it had been since a fresh word from God.  Israel had fallen into a dry, oppressive system of following rules – many rules that no one could possibly keep.  The heart of the Law had gotten lost in the letter of the Law.  …

Pioneer Part 2

Last time, we discovered that Jesus is the original Pioneer.  He has gone before us, has paved the way for us, and there is no place we can go where He hasn’t already been.  He gives us the assurance of His presence as we go along in life, forging ahead, and doing new things.  He …

Things Above

God placed the word “earthbound” in my thoughts this morning.  It’s a word I haven’t thought about in a while.  It is meant to describe something that is mundane, unimaginative, and bound by earthly interests,  In other words, it means boring. Why would God say that word?  I’m reminded that we are spiritual beings having …

Revealed!

Have you ever seen something many times, and then suddenly see it for what seems like the first time?  So it is with the things of God.  He’s always around us, leading us, and showing us the best way, and we don’t always see it.  He’s often subtle, and reveals Himself to those whose eyes …

The Power of Meekness

“ “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”  (Matthew 5:5)  Just like all truths in the kingdom of God, we have to look at this truth with spiritual eyes.  In our human minds, we see this and think, “Oh, so I need to let people overpower me to be blessed and to …

The Mind of Christ

There is a gift already available to us that we sometimes miss!  There is a way of steadiness that can make a path through noise and confusion.  These past months and years have been filled with complicated, confusing issues that can lead us to feelings of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness.  There are so many voices …