Key verse Genesis 24:58; we are the bride of Christ!
“John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit while he was still in the womb. And John became a great man of God with an extraordinary ministry”
As Christians we need to know who we are in Christ. This truth strengthens us and reassures us. Then from that position we reach out in love to those around us.
The first church was born when the Holy Spirit came upon people. That is still how the church grows and expands today.
By the power and leading of the Holy Spirit, let’s choose to be holy, because God is holy, not just in words, but in our whole lifestyle. When we do this, then people will see; and they will want to join in and praise God with us.
We have two Advocates interceding for you, our Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit. As Christians, we have the Holy Spirit already in our hearts, but if we want to be a powerful witness for Jesus, then we need to daily seek the filling of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
The filling of the Holy Spirit is available to all, but our hearts and lives are so full of the things of this world that we don’t leave room for the Holy Spirit. Let’s turn away from the things of this world, and let’s seek the Lord and draw near to Him.
Although there are many different kinds of gifts, it all comes from the same Spirit, in order to equip us to serve God. To use the gifts properly, we need love, unity, and harmony with each other.
OIC 37th anniversary. If we sow to the Spirit, we will reap a harvest of righteousness in our lives and a godly character. It takes time to grow spiritual fruit in our lives, but the reward is worth it.
When problems are addressed and solved, it is an opportunity for the church to grow. Satan tries to disrupt the church with his schemes, but through prayer, the wisdom of the Word, and the power of the Holy Spirit, we can defeat the plans of the evil one.
We need an amazing move of God in this land. Let’s join together in praying for the Lord to pour out His Spirit on Japan and on Osaka.
Let us separate from the evils of the world and seek the Lord and the filling of the Holy Spirit so we might live lives pleasing in His sight and serve His Kingdom.
In times of trials, we need not be discouraged by the temporary troubles of this world, but rather receive the encouragement of the Holy Spirit and encourage one another.
God is delighted to do new things in our lives. Are we ready for Him to do new things?
成熟を目指して成長する: When we become Christians we are born again as a child in the faith. This new birth marks a new spiritual beginning and we need the Word of God (our spiritual milk) to Grow (1 Peter 2:2-3)!
Let’s reflect on what we have learned in Acts and also notice that Acts ends rather suddenly-because the story is still continuing.