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Jesus In Me Week 7 — Reflecting the Purity of the Holy Spirit

Jesus In Me Week 7 — Reflecting the Purity of the Holy Spirit

You must be holy for I am holy. — 1 Peter 1:16 Holiness is to be like Jesus. ~ Anne Friends, Can you believe we’re nearing the finish line? Wow! This is one of our longer studies and yet it has gone by so fast because it has kept me hungry every single week. How

It is in our nature to desire to have our freedom and be holy simultaneously and in that order, but in that order it will never work. Holiness brings freedom; it does not act as its pal and tag or follow along. It dictates a spiritual freedom that feels far less like I have the right to do whatever I want and much more like I’m so free in the Spirit, I turn some of my earthly freedoms down

Holiness Over Freedom

When we decide to follow Jesus, life is no longer about our liberties. It is about our responsibilities to Him. It is not about our cans. It is about our want-tos. And in that healthy relationship with Jesus, liberties live at peace with convictions; there is no constant war — we are still doing what

Dance Stand Run: Let’s Go Back

It’s okay if we’ve had some misconceptions about grace, holiness, and mission. But it’s time for us to go back to the beginning of our faith and sort them out. ✦ Suggested Reading in Dance, Stand, Run: Intro, Chapter 1 (To be read by facilitator) Intro Ladies, friends, sisters: are you ready? This week, we’re

What Happens When Holy Women Talk to a Holy God

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just

Matthew 11:28

Through Trouble to Laughter

The people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations.” – 1 Samuel 8:19-20 God says: I’m aware that things go wrong in your life, that family and friends don’t always treat you well, that nothing goes exactly as you

Souls – Sharks’ Teeth

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death  in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. – Romans 6:4 Have you ever been lucky enough to find a shark’s tooth while strolling on the beach? Maybe you were wandering

Jesus Intercedes for Us

John 16:29–17:19 29His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech! 30Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.” 31Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32Indeed the hour is coming, yes,

Thoughts About Holiness — A Transformed Mind

“I am not indebted to you, nothing stands between us.” This is a greeting in Uganda, Africa. How do we know in our lives that we have been set apart, have been made holy? By our actions and response. I remember how my sister Betsie really grew in holiness. I once read a letter which

We Are God’s Handiwork

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. — Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) What is the secret of holiness, peacefulness, and strength, but to have no will, separate from and prior to the will of God? To run the race God sets

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