Posts Tagged ‘Holy Spirit gives the words’

Romans 8:18-30 Anticipation

For those who love God all things work together for good

Paul shares with us today that this walk is not easy but we have help and hope. We are not blindly stumbling about on our own. God has a plan for each of us.

We are warned right away that there will be suffering. But that suffering or problems are NOTHING compared to the reward that awaits us in the end. Because sin entered the world even creation itself struggles daily. If you ever doubt that, think about how many animals have gone extinct and how our planet has become more and more polluted. It is due to sin being in this world and working through man’s hands.

This world and all that is in it longs for Jesus’ return. Unfortunately not every man joins in that eager anticipation. But those of us who do, have a promise of help while we wait. That help comes from the Holy Spirit. Read more »

Luke 12:8-12 Standing For Jesus

Cliffside view with stand up for Jesus superimposed

He is the rock on which I stand

Jesus is still speaking to His disciples. He is speaking about their commitment and preparedness for what is ahead. I’m thinking the crowd was also listening in on their conversation because this message applies to them and us too.

In our reading today Jesus starts out by talking about acknowledging Him before men and Him acknowledging us before God. When traveling with His disciples there wasn’t much chance for them to deny knowing Him. It was obvious that they were together. But soon there would come a time when it wasn’t so obvious. The first instance of that was when Jesus was taken into custody and Peter, trying to see what was going on, denied knowing Jesus three times. This would be the last time Peter made that mistake. Many of Jesus’ disciples would lose their lives for not denying Him after He ascended to Heaven. They refused to deny Him before men; consequently He readily acknowledged them to His Father. Read more »