Jesus uses much about the pastoral and agricultural lifestyle of Israel in His parables and analogies. Much of their wealth and well-being is based on their vineyards and olive gardens. Here, Jesus says, “I am the vine.” The vine is the sustainer; without the vine there is no fruit. The vine is the livelihood of the family business. Jesus is described as the cornerstone. It is the same principle. He is the foundation of our faith, of our life. Continue reading “I AM’s…The Vine”
Anyone who believes in Christ is a new creation. As one becomes a believer, the Holy Spirit gives him strength as He lives inside Him. Not sure how this works, but I know the Spirit works in us to guide, us, to pray for us, to convict us to do the right thing and change from doing what’s wrong. Sometimes He gives us the words to say as we share what God has done for us or when we have conflicts or whatever. Continue reading “God’s Promise: The Holy Spirit”
What does it mean to “walk in the Spirit?” This is the second of a series on what we do once we are saved, how a believer should live. Let us not forget, though, this is not what saves us. It is by God’s grace, the sacrifice of Jesus’ blood on the cross making atonement for our sins. Believing in Him from the heart is what saves us. As a believer, we want to live in a way that honors Him and a way that we can grow spiritually and be a testimony to others.
- Walk in the Spirit. Live in a way that honors Him as the Spirit leads you.
When we are saved, the Holy Spirit will come into us and indwell us to guide us (see my post, “The Role of the Holy Spirit”). Continue reading “Walk in the Spirit”