There are consequences to our actions. Sowing to the flesh reaps destruction, but sowing to the Spirit reaps eternal life.
Among the Thessalonians, Paul observed the same transforming power of God's love and grace that he had experienced himself, and which propelled the Thessalonians to become imitators of Christ.
The manifestation of the Holy Spirit at this moment in David's life was extraordinary but was simply making visible the presence and work of the Spirit in David's life every day.
Paul instructs the Corinthian church on the proper use of spiritual gifts.
Paul speaks words of instruction and correction to the Corinthian church about spiritual gifts.
The term "spiritual" is a flimsy-floppy word and means all kinds of things to different people. In this passage the Apostle Paul tells us what it really means.
John was a man sent from God as a purposeful gift. He was filled with the Holy Spirit from his birth.
If you drink what Christ offers, you will become a spring, overflowing to the blessing of others.
The church must recognize spiritual battle if we are to see evangelism advance in our day. Paul was anointed by God, such that he was recognized by both heaven and by hell. We need a revival in Toronto based on the Word of God.
God prepares us in advance for a purpose and calling, by our education, trials, family, and experiences.
True preaching is not just communication; it's the word of life transforming us and creating new conditions of life. The law of God requires care for orphans and widows, and so the early church undertook ministry to practical needs. Both ministry of the Word and the ministry of compassion are high and holy work.