16: The Holy Spirit is Omnipresent

Psalm 139:7-10 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your...

15: The Holy Spirit can be provoked

We live in an angry time. If you wanted to, you could find something to offend or anger you online within moments. Even as I wrote this, I just saw a sponsored weblink for ’15 food snobs who love to complain’. We live in an age of outrage, of frustration. Ecclesiastes...

14: The Holy Spirit does not forsake us

RT Kendall uses the Old Testament story of David as a demonstration of the endless mercy and faithfulness of God. Even though he knew he had fallen short of his own standards, let alone God’s, he wrote Psalm 139 with this assurance: Where can I go from your Spirit?...

13: The Holy Spirit speaks through us

RT Kendall speaks about a time as a young man of 19 leading his first church. As the youngest adult in the congregation and only previously preached 5 sermons he felt inadequate and insignificant to deliver sermons to his church. It was more than 50 years later that...

12: The Holy Spirit prepares us for service

I’m a big fan of God-given dreams. I believe that if we are open, the Holy Spirit wants to show us parts of God’s plan for our lives. Maybe in quiet moments, you’ve heard the Holy Spirit tell you about something he has for you. Maybe you’ve received prophetic...

11: The Holy Spirit empowers for prophecy

I am not sure who your thoughts go to when you hear about prophecy, but mine tends to go to Elijah wide eyed, shaggy beard and ragged clothes. As I grew up in church I was glad our church elders didn’t have a habit of calling down bears when we called them baldy as...

10: The Holy Spirit empowers for leadership

 When the Holy Spirit comes upon a person, He can enable them to do the extraordinary. A bible character who has helped me tremendously during my leadership journey is Gideon. In Judges 6 we read “Then the Spirit of the LORD came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet,...

9: The Holy Spirit transfers anointing

 “Don’t worry about the people who aren’t happy for you. They probably aren’t happy for themselves either.” (Anon) In Exodus 18:14-18, the narrative records that Moses needs to delegate some of his pastoral work. And for the delegates to be effective in the work, God...

8: The Holy Spirit overrules

When I think of the word overruled, I’m immediately transported into some cheesy courtroom drama, with a lofty judge snapping “overruled!” to a bumbling lawyer. RT Kendall defines overrules as to disallow by exercising one’s superior authority. Like that judge, the...

7: The Holy Spirit gives talent

Really, the Holy Spirit gives talent?  So why are there so many seriously talented people who don’t believe in God , Jesus or the Holy Spirit?  That just doesn’t seem to make sense. Let me try to explain. God’s goodness is to everybody whether they are saved or not. ...