Jesus’ followers were locked in a room, afraid. He appeared… alive with nail marks in his hands! This episode is a Bible study on John 20:19-31 and includes the story of doubting (believing) Thomas, the giving of the Holy Spirit, and a lesser-known commission.
Tag: holy spirit
Finding joy when you don’t feel it [Sermon]
We live in a quick-fix culture. Sine we can get some things quickly, we assume we should be able to get all things quickly — even when it comes to joy. But not so fast. Think diet not pill. This sermon is on John 16:4-25 and a joy which overcomes sorrow.
The advantage of Jesus’ departure, three ways the Spirit works, and sorrowful joy (Growing Deeper with John 16:4b-24)
How in the world can it be to the disciples “advantage” for Jesus to leave? But it is. Otherwise, he will not send the Holy Spirit to them. This episode looks is a Bible Study on John 16:4b-24 and looks at this question and also 3 ways the Spirit works in the world.
The Holy Spirit within you is helping you [Sermon]
Jesus calls the Holy Spirit the “Helper” (the Paraklete). He lives within his people. But who exactly is he and what does he do? That’s what this sermon on John 14:15-31 explores.
What Jesus teaches about the Holy Spirit and how that helps you (Growing Deeper with John 14:15-31)
God will send a special Helper to live within Jesus’ people: The “Parakletos.” Who is this Holy Spirit and what does he do? This episode is a Bible Study on John 14:15-31.
In a new and uncertain era, what is our stronghold and purpose? [Sermon]
Is it the dawn of a new, uncertain era? Are we in the ‘gray zone’? This sermon explores Jesus’ words at the Feast of Tabernacles in John 7:25-52 and some guidance for the road ahead.
Jesus as the source of living water at the Feast of Tabernacles, and into an uncertain era (Growing Deeper with John 7:25-52)
Jesus said: “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'” What did he mean, and how does that shape who we are in the coming era? That’s what I explore in this podcast episode which looks in-depth at John 7:25-52.
What God wants: people who worship him in spirit and truth (Growing Deeper with John 4:1-26)
God cares about HOW we worship. And no, this isn’t about style. It’s about worshiping him “in spirit and truth.” In fact God “seeks” people to do so. This episode is a Bible Study on John 4:1-26 and the Samaritan woman at the well and “living water.”
The Holy Spirit makes your spirit whole [Sermon]
We want to be whole-hearted, balanced and refreshed. And yet, many are feeling half-hearted, off-centred and tired! Good news: The Holy Spirit makes your spirit whole. That’s what I explore in this sermon on John 1:19-34.
John the Baptist introduces the Lamb of God (Growing Deeper with John 1:19-34)
Who and what is the “Lamb of God”? The piercing herald John the Baptist introduces the Lamb who gives us the Holy Spirit. This episode is a biblical study on John 1:19-34.
Holier with thou [Sermon]
God’s people are “being made holy.” What does that mean, and what role do we play in EACH OTHER’s holiness? That’s what I explore in this sermon on Hebrews 10:1-25.
Four indispensable priorities, radical generosity, and singular sincerity (Growing Deeper with Acts 2:42-47)
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Acts 2:42-47, an inspiring text about the on-fire life of those first disciples devoted to the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking bread, and prayer… practices that continue to sustain us today.
Carriers of the Holy Spirit [Sermon]
The Holy Spirit can be neglected. That’s a mistake. This Pentecost sermon on Acts 2:1-41 explains who the Holy Spirit is, the significance for believers then (and now), our basis for church unity and how low-drama spirituality can have a highly dramatic impact.
Pentecost, godly contagion, and carriers of the Holy Spirit (Growing deeper with Acts 2:1-41)
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I give an in-depth look at Acts 2:1-41, the powerful outpouring of God’s Spirit at Pentecost, and share 3 insights for our lives (and the church) today.
Better understanding the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ and how it works in Christians
What if there were nine virtues that all Christians inevitably show in their lives? I think there is. Let me explain. Karpos In the New
Your Legacy [Podcast]
Have you ever thought about your legacy? About what you will leave behind after your time on earth is done? When Jesus talks about people
Three-Legged Pace: The Holy Spirit, Part 2 of 2 [Podcast]
Talk about The Holy Spirit can confuse people. I remember a school dance in grade seven. A teacher told me that we needed to “leave
The Advocate: The Holy Spirit, Part 1 of 2 [Podcast]
A lot of people have questions about the Holy Spirit: Is the Holy Spirit an “it” or a “who”? Is the Holy Spirit the same