A few weeks ago in church I had a serious challenge drop into my heart from the Spirit. I was just entering the Book of Acts and the Gospel of John as part of my daily reading. I am using the daily reading from the Book of Common Prayer through this season. When I get to Advent, I hope to switch to a new daily reading schedule that the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) puts out. Continue reading “Has the Word been pouring through me?”
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4, ESV) Continue reading “The key to Pentecost”
Verse 16 — “And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” Continue reading “Fumbling the keys of the Kingdom”
Do you have particular passages of Scripture where you read them over and over, or come to them regularly on a reading schedule, and you are reminded of when God spoke to you in that passage?
There are a few passages that are radically life-changing for me. They are passages where in that holy moment something radically changed in direction for me. Continue reading “Living in the FRESH word of God”
“If we want to receive from the Bible the life ‘with God’ that is portrayed in the Bible, we must be prepared to have our dearest and most fundamental assumptions about ourselves and our associations called into question. We must read humbly and in a constant attitude of repentance. Only in this way can we gain a thorough and practical grasp of the spiritual riches God has made available to all humanity.” — Richard Foster Continue reading “Why we carefully study the Word in the power of the Spirit”
The other day I read a quick thought on missing opportunities of seasons in our lives as Western Christians because we celebrate days instead of walking through seasons.
We get so worked up to prepare a church for Easter weekend services, most bigger church staffs on more than figuratively dead on Monday and in need of some true resurrection themselves. Continue reading “We should move from celebrating days to observing seasons”
Reading for Today:
Psalm 55, 74
2 Cor. 1:23-2:11
In his march to the Cross, Jesus goes straight at the religious leaders. When spiritual authority is gone, all that is left is theological wordplay, manipulation, and outright intimidation. It still happens today. Continue reading “Ignorance of the Word”