Holy Spirit

Hurt or harm

Hurt or harm

When the Holy Spirit orchestrates pruning in our lives it hurts, but it is not harmful.

Replacing filters

Replacing filters

The bad air filter reminded me how negative “spiritual filters” can prevent the Holy Spirit from working in my life.

​God knows

​God knows

A heartfelt prayer by Dr. James Dobson brought an unexpected and timely response.

​Only a woman

​Only a woman

When someone questioned Mary Slessor as to how she could do great feats because she was “only a woman” she reminded him who God was.

​Secret to living a holy life

​Secret to living a holy life

Do you suppose, if someone did a survey of people who excelled in spiritual things, they would find that such people have an extraordinary drive and determination to be holy?

​Confessions of a white guy

​Confessions of a white guy

A Wesleyan district superintendent gives his thoughtful and passionate response to the national trauma over racial violence.

Through and through

Through and through

The God of peace would like nothing more than to apply his sanctifying and purifying grace to the lives of all who ask for it. If you accept it, your life will be deeply transformed.

Why pray?

Why pray?

Paul suggests that we do not know how to pray as we should (Rom. 8:26). The Holy Spirit has to intervene for us with groanings that words cannot express. I’m sure you have sometimes felt this way.

¿Por qué orar?

¿Por qué orar?

Pablo sugiere que no sabemos cómo orar (Rom. 8:26), por ello el Espíritu Santo intercede por nosotros con gemidos indecibles; estoy seguro que alguna vez te has sentido así.

A simple question changed Sherry’s life

A simple question changed Sherry’s life

Jo Anne Lyon tells us how 8-yr-old Sherry was asked to play Mary in her church’s Christmas program. That simple act was the most significant thing that happened in her life.

Fiery tongues and four-letter words

Fiery tongues and four-letter words

Josh McNall is a professor at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. In his new book, he describes challenges of communicating Christ outside our cultural niche.

La carnada correcta

La carnada correcta

¿Estás confiando demasiado en tu equipo para ganar a la gente para Jesús? ¿Tienes la “carnada” correcta? ¿Se muestra el amor de Jesús en tus palabras y acciones hacia los demás?

The right bait

The right bait

We can do our best to convince people around us to accept Jesus as Savior. And while the Holy Spirit is the One to persuade, Jesus still asks us to be messengers. Do you have the right “bait”?

Channeling your anger

Channeling your anger

An angry young man learned to channel his anger and years later had a key role in defeating Adolf Hitler and his army during World War II.

Flood over me

Flood over me

Sometimes we need God to bring a power-generating flood into our hearts, similar to how a physical flood can infringe upon a town.

White water Easter

White water Easter

Like much of life, Eastertide is quite a journey. The tide of this time frame rolls up and down. The route during the first Eastertide was unknown. The disciples hadn’t experienced anything like it.