Monday, February 25, 2013

The Gracious Gift of the Spirit



John 16:4-33               February 24, 2013                      Link for audio/video/document

The work of the Holy Spirit is conviction of sin, teaching of God’s truth, filling with joy, and the giving of peace. The gracious gift of the Holy Spirit in followers of Jesus Christ is his constant work of keeping us faithful and fruitful and joyful and peaceful by the power of the indwelling risen Christ, so we will not stumble and fall and fail in the face of struggles and difficulties in the world or in our own hearts.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Holiness - Calvin Miller

                                              To covet holiness is a righteous hunger.
                                            To lust for godliness is a glorious passion.
                               When he fills us, what we contain is more than who we are.
                         The indwelling Christ moves into us with a love beyond dimension;
               yet for all his vastness, God chooses to make his throne inside our fleshly frame.
                      He pours his cosmic size into the thimblelike containers of our souls.
                                               Calvin Miller, "A Hunger for the Holy"

      Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
                                                               Hebrews 12:14

Joyful Service to God



Psalm 100:1-5                      February 17, 2013                 Link for audio/video/document

Serving God and serving others for God is a joyful response of worship to God - the overflow of a glad and joyful heart, the spilling over of a singing and praising and blessing and thanking God in worship by sacrificially loving Jesus and sacrificially loving each other as Jesus loved us - in the way we sacrificially live out our lives.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Where The Soul Never Dies - Tony Rice & Ricky Skaggs


For you have delivered my soul from death,
yes, my feet from falling,
that I may walk before God in the light of life.
Psalm 56:13



To Canaan's land, I'm on my way,
Where the soul of man never dies.
My darkest night will turn to day,
Where the soul of man never dies.

No sad farewells. (Dear friends there'll be no sad farewells.)
No tear dimmed eyes (There'll be no tear dimmed eyes.)
Where all is love, (Where all is joy and peace and love.)
And the soul never dies. (And the soul of man never dies.)

The love light beams across the foam,
Where the soul of man never dies.
It shines and lights the way to home,
Where the soul of man never dies.

No sad farewells. (Dear friends there'll be no sad farewells.)
No tear dimmed eyes (There'll be no tear dimmed eyes.)
Where all is love, (Where all is joy and peace and love.)
And the soul never dies. (And the soul of man never dies.)

The rose is blooming there for me,
Where the soul of man never dies.
And I shall spend eternity,
Where the soul of man never dies.

No sad farewells. (Dear friends there'll be no sad farewells.)
No tear dimmed eyes (There'll be no tear dimmed eyes.)
Where all is love, (Where all is joy and peace and love.)
And the soul never dies. (And the soul of man never dies.)