Category Archives: The Holy Spirit

Lesson 7: 12th Man Training- Dependence on the Spirit – Part 2

Lesson 7: 12th Man Training- Dependence on the Spirit – Part 2

Essential to living the Christian life is understanding how we are to be led by the Spirit, and keep in step with his desires for our life. Galatians 5 lists the deeds of the flesh and juxtaposes that list against the fruit of the Spirit — offering the believer a choice. Running time: 18 minutes.

Lesson 6: 12th Man Training – Dependence on the Spirit – Part 1

Lesson 6: 12th Man Training – Dependence on the Spirit – Part 1

Jesus was full of the Spirit, and led my the Spirit when he followed the Spirit into the wilderness (Luke 4:1).This lesson gives us practical advice for ways to walk in the Spirit, and live by the Spirit (Galatians 5:16, 25).  

Jesus was led by the Spirit

Jesus stepped out of his sandals and into the muddy Jordan. For the first time he noticed the weariness of his feet as the river drifted lazily over them. He had traveled south for three days to get to where the baptizer was working.  “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness.Continue Reading

Being led by the Spirit

My friend Mike is training to run a marathon. He’s in his fifties, so he watches what he eats and gets up early to run several days a week with friends. He’s always loved running. He once told me that he feels total freedom when he runs, but you’ll never see Mike run alone. HeContinue Reading

Walking in the Spirit – Step 4

Walking Truth 4: Be Encouraged: Developing daily habits infers progress (Eph. 2:10).  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Eph. 2:10). The question, “Where will you go when you die?” has certainly caused many to think about their eternal destiny.Continue Reading

Walking in the Spirit – Step 3

Walking Truth 3: Be Focused. Developing daily habits requires changing habitual thought patterns (Eph. 2:2-3; 4:18).  . . . You formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we tooContinue Reading

How to to walk in the Spirit – Step 2

Here’s the second principle for walking in the spirit: Be Patient. Developing daily habits requires small steps. (Gal. 6:8-9). Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one whoContinue Reading

Learning to apply the work of the Spirit

One of the most helpful analogies I ever heard regarding the fruit of the Spirit was to think of the fruit of the Spirit as toolbox. Inside were tools for every situation. You wouldn’t send a hammer to do the job of screwdriver, nor would you attempt to saw a board with a wrench. Likewise,Continue Reading

What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit?

Among the gospel writers only Luke recorded that Jesus was full of the Holy Spirit. The word he chose was one that communicates abounding, abundant, complete and perfect. The tendency may be to think of this as a unique relationship that the Holy Spirit had with Jesus because of their previous relationship within the Godhead.Continue Reading

Truth 1: Spiritual Gifts are possessed by each believer; therefore, avoid comparisons.

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (I Peter 4:10, NKJV) Don’t underestimate the phrase “each one.”  It means precisely that every one of us has received a special gift!  It means that none of us has the right to say,Continue Reading