A Tale As Old As Time

Joy is a state of mind and an orientation of the heart, a settled state of contentment, confidence, and hope that the Holy Spirit wants to grow in us. Paul had to learn it (Philippians 4: 11-13.


Agape Love is the deep and abiding affection of God and Christ for each other and for us. I Corinthians 13


We’re asked to walk in the strength of the Holy Spirit. Am I easily set off when things go wrong or people irritate me, or am I able to keep a godly perspective in the face of life’s irritations?

Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Galatians 5: 22-23 I Corinthians 10: 13 The Holy Spirit gives us the power we need to reject old, sinful desires (Galatians 5: 19-21). We are predestined to be like Jesus: YOU CHOOSE temptation or escape with your eyes on Him.

Vocal Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Tongues (1) speak to God; (2) sign to unbelievers; (3) Edify believers Interpretation of Tongues interprets Divine utterance into recognizable language Prophecy for edification, exhortation or comfort I Corinthians 14: 1-5; Acts 2; Matthew 3: 17; Psalm 139: 17; I Corinthians 14: 40

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

You can walk in power, strength, be equipped and encouraged with new abilities; 1 Corinthians 12: 1; 12: 4-7 walking in a greater measure of grace. I Corinthians 12: 8-10 outlines revelation gifts, vocal gifts and power gifts.

But First…Set Apart

Joshua 1: 1 & 2…10 & 11 Joshua 3: 1-6 Crossing the Jordan requires looking into Joshua’s story, stepping out from his place and following the presence of God required each to purify and consecrating themselves. Compare our purpose with God’s purpose: Who are you set apart for today?