No one can guard your heart but you. That is why I believe it is essential to spend time with God, studying His Word yourself, and learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit. What is in your heart will eventually show in your actions and the way you live your life, therefore, the question is what will you allow into your heart?
In a speech at a conference held at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik President Michel Suleiman said Friday that the Baabda Declaration is similar to the National Pact. Suleiman said at the conference titled My Land: A Promising Future, that Lebanon’s land, people, and common values constitute the country’s “permanent equation.” The National Pact […]
Gospel group the Jones Family Singers premiere "Down on Me" on Speakeasy.
Donald Miller, a bestselling author who recently stirred a debate after saying he doesn't attend church regularly, has written another follow-up post on his blog, this time musing over a question: what would a church look like if the Holy Spirit were its pastor?
God sends His indwelling presence—the Holy Spirit—to personally instruct believers in His ways.
Jesus stated that blaspheming the Holy Spirit is a sin for which there's no forgiveness. What does he mean by that?
God knew that we could never grasp the whole of His greatness with our finite human minds. It is for this reason that He provided us with a divine Teacher—the Holy Spirit.
You’re still unclear on the idea of the Holy Spirit and why he has to be present at every middle school dance.
Like the popular Middle Eastern dish, our understanding of the Trinity relies on a delicate blend of ingredients. Did one small change to the Nicene Creed alter the recipe, or enhance the original? For the first year of the Global Gospel Project, CT focused on doctrines about the person of Jesus; in year two, we looked at God the Father. Show More Summary
One of the reasons I believe a better world is possible is because I can hear the voice of Pete Seeger in my head, singing We Shall Overcome. "We are not afraid," sang Seeger, and credited the young leaders of the Civil Rights movement for teaching that. Show More Summary
Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor recently revealed how her negative life experiences have shaped her spiritual journey and have defined her idea of what true religion means.
My pastor shared on Facebook yesterday an article on Christians and alcohol that made me uncomfortable. Not because the Holy Spirit was convicting me, but because, in my opinion, lacked grace and it killed actual dialogue on the issue. This will be an issue that will forever be debated among Christians. This prompted me to revive an article I wrote in 2009 on the subject.
In a wildly unorthodox demonstration of how humans can be controlled by the Holy Spirit and eat just about anything to feed their bodies, a South African pastor made members of his church eat grass. A video of him commanding a demon out of a woman's stomach might also give you the chills.
Starting with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah, the Holy Spirit takes time to list, in Ezra 2, every clan or tribe that became the pioneers of a reborn nation.Not only family names but the number in each family in total 42,360. Show More Summary
El Greco, The Holy Familyvia Wikipedia Between Joseph and Mary there existed a holy affection, a spirit of service, and a mutual desire for each others' happiness. This is Jesus' family: sacred, holy, exemplary, a model of human virtues, ready to carry out God's will exactly. Show More Summary
'The Comforter' sometimes acts more like 'the Great Discomforter' B ack in the day, Mary of Nazareth set out "with haste," Luke tells us, rushing to a Judean town in the hills where her relative Elizabeth lived with her husband, Zechariah. Show More Summary
Holy crap, is Elf seriously ten years old now? That is mind-blowing. We think we can officially start calling this film a Christmas classic, now, and what better way to memorialize a classic film than re-imagining it with pixels?
Jesus assured His followers that it would be to their benefit if He left the earth. He could then send His Spirit, who plays an essential role in the life of each believer (John 16:7).
In parts one and two, I made the case for how Spirit-filled Hispanics are revitalizing and refocusing the traditional American Evangelical landscape. Here is the lingering question: As this Latino explosion continues to permeate the collective American Christian experience, what does the future look like? What are the optics and metrics of the movement?
In part one of this series I explained that without the presence of Hispanic churches, America's leading Pentecostal/Charismatic denominations would be in serious decline and not in step with the Pentecostal/Charismatic explosion that the rest of the globe is experiencing. Show More Summary