Positive Responses to the Holy Spirit-Be Filled With the Spirit

Ephesians 5:18-21, And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; (19) Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; (20) Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our

Living a Transparent Life

Ephesians 5:8-17, For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (9) For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth  (10) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (11) And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but

Positive Responses to the Holy Spirit-Hear Him!

Revelation 2:1-7, Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; (2) I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil:

Seven Negative Responses to the Holy Spirit

Matthew 12:24-32, But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. (25) And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Discerning the Wiles of The Devil to Trap You

Dear Friends of For The Love of The Family, Rarely do I send out articles by other authors. However, my friend, Dr. Rick Carter, www.okcbaptistchurch.com has written an excellent article called, Discerning the Wiles of the Devil to Trap You. In Biblical Counseling one of the challenges for a Biblical Counselor is to get the

Growing Old Together

Did you read that title?! Yes, Growing Old Together! Over the past few weeks I have been sick. Had pneumonia, asthmatic bronchitis, and a serious sinus infection that just would not quit! On top of that I am a diabetic, so this was no fun at all! I had no more sinuses that could be

How To Support Your Local Church

1 Peter 5:1-10, The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: (2) Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not