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  • Burning Branches

    John 15:6

    Although Jesus teaches that all who are in a state of salvation will persevere in faith to the end, that does not mean we should take the warning of John 15:6 lightly. Professing Christians who are not bearing spiritual fruit ...Read More

  • Vine and Branches

    John 15:1–5

    Jesus’ fundamental point in today’s passage is that spiritual fruitfulness is impossible apart from Him. He is the source of our fruitfulness, He supplies the power to make us fruitful, and He guides us in what spiritual fruit actually looks ...Read More

  • How Providence Nurtures Faith

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  • The Spirit Who Makes Us Holy

    1 Thessalonians 4:3

    Practically speaking, probably the most important thing to know about the Holy Spirit is that He is at work in making us holy. If you are discouraged this day regarding your sanctification, know that if you are in Christ, the ...Read More

  • When the Spirit Baptizes Us

    Acts 1:8

    One problem with believing that some believers do not have the Holy Spirit is that it creates a two-class system of Christianity and divides the body. Not all of us are at the same stage of spiritual growth, but all ...Read More

  • The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

    Luke 3:15–17

    If you are a Christian, you have been baptized with the Holy Spirit and have been empowered for ministry. Thus, if you know what your gifts are, you are responsible to use them for the benefit of others. If you ...Read More

  • The Sovereign Regenerating Spirit

    Ephesians 2:1–10

    To believe that regeneration precedes faith is to believe that salvation is ours apart from any of our works. We believe only because God the Holy Spirit enables us to believe and guarantees that we believe. If we want to ...Read More

  • The Holy Spirit and Courage

    John 14:27b

    The Holy Spirit is with His people to give them courage. Therefore, the question for us is whether we will follow His lead and do what is right even when we are afraid. Let us not look to ourselves for ...Read More

  • Scars of Sanctification

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  • The Holy Spirit and Beauty

    Exodus 35:30–35

    One of the ramifications of the Holy Spirit’s enabling people to create beauty is that the church can encourage artists to create beauty for the glory of God. We rightly prize the gifts of teaching and preaching, but we should ...Read More

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