Can you picture Jesus Christ on the cross? The pain, the blood, the agony. And yet no words of hate or pleas for release came from His lips. In His darkest hours He spoke seven times, and the words were words of love.
The Holy Spirit gives gifts to meet the needs inside and outside of the church. Among these gifts are miracles, healings, and speaking in tongues. Many Christians are troubled that we do not see more miracles; does this mean the Spirit is not moving in us?
Youth are very interested in their personal future, but the future of Jesus' pilgrim church is important too. In Revelations 2, Jesus addressed the church at Philadelphia, who faced real-life challenges, but won. Will your church?
When the Holy Spirit quietly moves in the heart of a repentant sinner and changes him into a son of God we call it the new birth. It is a marvelous work of grace that humanly cannot be explained but that must take place if you want to reach Heaven.