Pentecost – To be a thriving parish we have to give up trying so hard — and focus on loving Jesus and serving Jesus. We need to be the kind of friends and spouses that support one another in living the faith. The Spirit will do great things with us.
Easter 5 – Before God creates a new heaven and a new earth, He needs to create a new heart and a new mind in you. This is why God has sent his Spirit into our hearts. Every time we cooperate with the Spirit we are choosing Heaven for us and for all.
Ordinary 31 + TEC Anniversary – God commands us to love Him because He made us to love and be loved. But it’s humanly impossible! So God has sent the Holy Spirit into your heart. Listen to the Holy Spirit. He will transform you into God’s likeness.
All Saints – Heaven is full of light, joy, peace… and free of death, evil, and sin. There’s only one requirement to get in: you have to be completely free of sin. Let God’s love fill your heart and life and — voilà! You are already in heaven.
Pentecost – God’s Spirit fills us with love, shapes us in His image, and restores us to Communion with one other. Ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray for others in the Spirit. The gift of the Spirit grows to the degree that we give it away.
Ascension – Jesus returns to the spiritual realm where he came from. He is present to us through the Spirit that dwells in our hearts. May the eyes of your heart be enlightened so you can live your daily life from Jesus’ eternal perspective.
Easter 5 – I got my first wild turkey thanks to Lee’s mentoring. The Holy Spirit mentors and guides us, gives us mentors, and calls us to mentor others. Let us allow the Holy Spirit to build us up in the faith so that we can build up others.
The Holy Spirit is always working in the background to make the Kingdom happen in our lives. The Spirit is also working through us to bring the Kingdom to others. Each Christian has special gifts, called Charisms, for the work of the Church. [AUDIO]
We must be persistent in our prayer just like Abraham was persistent. What about when we don’t get what we want? Our Father wants something even better. We don’t realize that the best thing God can give us is the gift of Himself. [AUDIO]
The Holy Spirit makes every Christian a Christ. God saves the world through us when we cooperate with the Holy Spirit. But there is an enemy spirit that tries to distract and discourage us. Keep out the bad spirit; stir up the Holy Spirit! [AUDIO]