A gift of the Holy Spirit

truth “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” 

John 16:13

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The Gift Awaits You

“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish?  Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Luke 11: 9-13

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Only Jesus

salvation2“So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.

I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

John 10: 7, 9-10

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A Living Hope

hope“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you”

1 Peter 1: 3-4

Look around your home and think about your talk. How do you express our living hope in your home and in your conversations?

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Think and Act for Others

Colossions 3 - 23

 

 “All things are lawful,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.  Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other.”

1 Corinthians 10: 23-24

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Share Your Light

heart wordsMerriam-webster.com defines the word “lonely” as this:
being without company
cut off from others
not frequented by human beings
sad from being alone
producing a feeling of bleakness or desolation
Think about the people in your midst – in your family, at work, in your neighborhood. Is there someone who might fit this definition?  Ask God to shine the light of Jesus for them. Love like Jesus and shine your light in the dark corners of their day.
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Make Us New, Lord

Lord, we have become comfortable and your holiness reminds us of our sin. As we seek your presence among us daily, and especially during this season of Advent,  we see that we need to be saved. Our words and deeds are like a filthy cloth. We need to be washed clean.

We look to you, Lord, to make us clean and mold us. Out of your great love you have promised to shape us. Come and make us new. Come, Lord Jesus, and restore us. Our world is in need of a savior. Let your light shine on us so we may see our sin. Come, live with us and within us that we may be save – washed clean and made new in you. Amen

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Advent Week 1: Hope

light in heartAdvent is a time of great expectation. The Old Testament told us of the coming of Christ – Emmanuel – who would bring the “light” into our darkness. Christ is our light. On the first Sunday in Advent we have hope in our light – our Savior, Jesus.

 

“The people who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
    on them light has shined.”

Isaiah 9: 2

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Thanksgiving Day is Every Day!

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Wishing You a Blessed Thanksgiving

Giving thanks for God’s love. All day long.

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