Close

God's Holy Fire

Hear What the Spirit Says!

[In his revelation to John, Jesus said,] “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.” —Revelation 2:11 NIV Key Thought I remember the old Wolf Brand Chili® commercials where we…

Jesus Is Lord

So I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God will curse Jesus, and no one can say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit. —1 Corinthians 12:3 NLT Key Thought As we think of God as Father, Son, and Spirit, our minds quickly…

Useful Because of the Spirit

Every part of Scripture is God-breathed [Spirit-inspired] and useful one way or another — showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. —2 Timothy 3:16-17 MESSAGE…

What the Spirit Says to the Churches

[In his revelation to John, Jesus said,] “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” —Revelation 2:7 NIV Key Thought…

The Kind of Worshipers the Father Seeks

[Jesus said,] “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” —John…

True Worshipers

[Jesus said,] “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” —John 4:23 NIV Key Thought Genuine worship involves the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised this kind…

Prayer in the Power of the Spirit

But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love. —Jude 20-21…

Pray in the Spirit

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. —Ephesians 6:18 NIV Key Thought The Holy Spirit is our constant assurance of our access to the heart of…

Before the Throne

At once I [John] was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. —Revelation 4:2 NIV Key Thought The book of Revelation is a series of visions John received while worshiping in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day! Rather than giving…

Worship Releases the Spirit's Power

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name…

Worship by the Spirit

For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort, … —Philippians 3:3 NLT Key Thought Our identity as God’s children is defined by the presence of…

Worshiping in the Spirit

On the Lord’s Day I [John] was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said: … —Revelation 1:10-11a NIV Key Thought The Lord’s Day, Sunday, the first day of the week, is special for all of us who recognize Jesus as Lord.…