Category Archives: Holy Spirit

cultural straitjacket

Acts 21:1-14 (JDV) cultural straitjacket Acts 21:1 After we had withdrawn from them, we set sail straight for Cos, the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. Acts 21:2 Finding a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we boarded … Continue reading

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new purpose — same power

new purpose — same power Acts 20:7-12 (JDV) Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week, we assembled to break bread. Paul made a speech for them, and since he was about to depart the next day, he kept … Continue reading

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just like us

just like us Acts 14:8-20 (JDV) Acts 14:8 In Lystra a man was sitting who was without strength in his feet, had never walked, and had been lame from birth. Acts 14:9 He listened as Paul spoke. After looking directly … Continue reading

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from murder to mission

from murder to mission Acts 9:1-18 (JDV) Acts 9:1 Now Saul was still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord. He went to the high priest Acts 9:2 and requested letters from him to the synagogues in … Continue reading

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three foundations for gospel ministry

three foundations for gospel ministry Acts 1:1-5 (JDV) Acts 1:1 I constructed the first guidebook, Theophilus, to all that Jesus began to do and teach Acts 1:2 up to the day he was picked up, after he had given instructions … Continue reading

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down payment

Ephesians 1:13-14 (JDV) Ephesians 1:13 In him you also were sealed with the promised Sacred Breath1 when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your rescue,2 and when you believed Ephesians 1:14 who3 is the down payment of … Continue reading

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everyone with skin

Joel 2:28-32 (JDV) Joel 2:28 After this I will pour out my Breath on everyone with skin;1 then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will have dreams, and your young men will see visions. Joel 2:29 … Continue reading

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an insult sandwich

Galatians 5:19-21 (JDV) Galatians 5:19 Now the achievements of the flesh are obvious: whatever results in sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, Galatians 5:20 idolatry, alternative spiritual experiences,1 hostilities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish passions, dissensions, heretical cults,2 Galatians 5:21 … Continue reading

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animation, not stagnation

Galatians 5:16-18 (JDV) Galatians 5:16 But I am saying, walk by the Breath and you will certainly not carry out the cravings1 of the flesh. Galatians 5:17 You see, the flesh craves2 what is against the Breath, and the Breath … Continue reading

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a brainless proposal

Galatians 3:1-6 (JDV) Galatians 3:1 You brainless1 Galatians! Who has hexed you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was placarded as crucified? Galatians 3:2 I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Breath by the achievements of … Continue reading

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