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Daily Devotional for 20 May 2018 – Acts 4:31

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Acts 4:31 (NIV):

31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

Today we remember the Day of Pentecost, on which the Holy Spirit was spread over our lifes! From that moment God gave us a guidance in our life, which we should always follow, because through this God works in our life.

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Bible study on 1 Corinthians – Chapter 3

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Bible study on 1 Corinthians – Chapter 3

Dear brothers and sisters,

In this bible study on the 3rd chapter on the book of Romans, we will discuss the following subjects:

  • The church and its leaders

The church and its leaders

This letter was not just sent to the new church in Corinthians, but should also be viewed to be sent to every young/new Christian. Although when you accept God in your life, know that you are not automatically a full grown Christians. You need time to grow into your faith and be aware of how much growth you still need. And the more you grow, the more deeper God will allow your faith to become. Consider the comparison with a child, as a baby you first drink milk and will grow into eating solid food. The same counts for us in your faith.

When we accept God in your life, we should be aware although we have acknowledged God to be existing and to have accepted Him, that it doesn’t mean that all of a sudden we are not worldly anymore. God will from that moment start nurturing you as a baby to (through the Holy Spirit) to help you to have a real change of thinking and grow into a mature Christian.

In our thinking God wants us to be aware that we should not follow any other human, thinking that it through them you have been blessed. Yes, it could be a pastor that hs an impact on your life, by helping, but it is actually God really helping you. Do you think it was a coincidence, that a certain person came into your life to help you? Always remember that any foundation in your life, has been laid there by God and not by any human. Therefore also do not treat a church leader, like you do Jesus. Because Jesus is the foundation and those church leaders are not. They actually need the foundation from God, to be able to work in our lifes.

As part of growing in our faith, we also must come to the realization that all wisdom and knowledge comes from and not from ourselves. That is why in this chapter God tells us that in the beginning of our faith, we are still worldly, because we need so much changes in our life.

 

 

Daily Devotional for 19 May 2018 – Acts 2:4

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Acts 2:4 (NIV):

4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

When we are baptized in the Holy Spirit, then Holy Spirit takes over and He enables us to use gifts that were not available before that time.

Daily Devotional for 18 May 2018 – Acts 1:8

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Acts 1:8 (NIV):

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

This weekend we will stand still by the moment that God gave us the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentacost. This was to fill the absence of when Jesus left earth to be with God. It is important to accept the Holy Spirit in your life. When you do, you will notice a considerable change in your life, because from that moment you are led by the Holy Spirit. But know it is important to also actually listen to Him. The Holy Spirit will do His work, but you need to be open for it and follow it.

Daily Devotional for 16 May 2018 – Joel 2:28-29

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Joel 2:28-29 (NIV):

28 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.

When you accept the Holy Spirit in your life, then you allow God to let the Holy Spirit work amazing gifts in your life.

Daily Devotional for 13 May 2018 – Psalm 143:10

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Psalm 143:10 (NIV):

10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

We need God. It is just that plain and simple. Even to keep your feet on the ground and not think to highly of ourselves, we need God to keep us grounded. Although, we might have the tendency to think that we can learn and do things on our own, we actually need God to be willing to teach us. Don’t rely on your own understanding, but ask God to teach you His will  and let His Spirit guide you in everything.

Daily Devotional for 12 May 2018 – Job 33:4

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate on the words from Job 33:4 (NIV):

4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Although atheïst are always searching for the most ridicilous explanations on how mankind was created, know this are all just lies. If you want to know how and by whom the human race was created … read your Bible!

It is the Spirit of God that made you and it was the breath of the Almighty that gave you life. Never let anyone misguide you on this subject, as people that reject God will always look for another solution for this kind of important questions.

Daily Devotional for 11 May 2018 – 2 Corinthians 9:8

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the words from 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV):

8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Know that really blessings come from God. So lead your life in such a way that you enable God’s blessings over your life!

Daily Devotional for 9 May 2018 – Micah 7:18-19

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Micah 7:18-19 (NIV):

18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. 19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

Even before Jesus came to this earth, it was already known he amazing grace God is showing us. This shows not only that God will never forsake us, but also that everything is according to God’s plan. Did Jesus’ coming was unexpected? No, even before God created the earth, He already knew that Jesus would be sent by Him to die for our sins and to allow us to enter Heaven throught His grace.