Today's Devotions

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Showcase: The Holy Spirit

  • A Sanctuary for the Holy Spirit +

    In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will guide your paths. Proverbs 3: 6. It is a bit of a Read More
  • I Believe in the Holy Spirit +

    The I Believe series, of which Rector Michael Green is the editor, illustrate basic Christian teaching in practical, understandable language. Read More
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KeepInStepWithTheSpiritThis book on practical teaching about the Holy Spirit, is by J.I. Packer, the author of the modern classic, Knowing God. The title comes from the phrase in Galatians 5:25, meaning walking in a line, holding to a rule, thus proceeding under Another’s control. What does it mean to ‘be filled by’ or ‘live in’ or ‘walk in the Spirit’? Spanning various traditions, Reformed, Wesleyan, Keswick, and Charismatic, Packer parses each to find it’s strength and weakness, then blends an understanding of a credible walking in Christ.

An example on p 199 tells “I suggest that, in reality, charismatic and non-charismatic spiritualities differ more in vocabulary, self-image, groups associated with, and books and journals read, than in the actual ingredients of their communion with the Father and the Son through the Spirit. Charismatic experience is less distinctive than is sometimes made out.” The reader will find other nuggets of broad understanding of the Spirit of God.

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • The extravagance of abiding in the love of Jesus (John 15:16) +

    From the first time he met them, Jesus had a wonderful way of upending the plans of his disciples. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
  • A focus on blessing others +

    We are called to be a blessing to the world first to those around us. Read More
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