30: The Holy Spirit will predict the future

Let me ask you a question. If I see one of my kids holding their marshmallow too close to the fire in the fire pit, and I say to them ‘Be careful or you will burn it to a crisp!’ – and it happens exactly as I said, is that a prediction or just common sense? The...

28: The Holy Spirit is our guide

(John 16:13) ‘He will guide you into all the truth’ – Unless you are led to see the truth by the Spirit, you will never see it. (1 Cor 2:14) adds to this ‘The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers...

27: The Holy Spirit convicts of sin

“The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” James A Garfield I became a Christian when I was five. I wasn’t performing the gravest sins back then, but in 1991 Holy Spirit imputed His righteousness to me. Since then, He’s been gradually...

26: The Holy Spirit can be quenched

In the final chapter of 1 Thessalonians, Paul ends by listing some general principles for living a productive Christian life.  And in the middle of these principles he says,  “Do not quench the Spirit.” (1 Thessalonians 5:19) The word “quench” could also be...

25: The Holy Spirit can be grieved

If you know me (us), you’ll know that there is a lot of banter in our house. As much as I enjoy winding Lisa up, the truth is I would never want to upset her. There is (or should be!) something in us that makes us uncomfortable with the thought of upsetting others,...

24: The Holy Spirit is our Teacher

I think being on lockdown has taught us many things. We have learned more about ourselves, our relationships and our God. The time spent staying in and looking inward allowed the Holy Spirit to teach us things we needed to know, and some things we had forgotten. As a...

22: The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth

Do you ever feel that integrity is disappearing? I certainly do, when over the last few months we have been bombarded with fake news, political spin and conspiracy theories. How many people do you meet every day that are genuinely honest and you know that what they...

21: The Holy Spirit works supernaturally

Reading through scripture it’s clear the Holy Spirit desires to act on our behalf, show up and be present in our very lives. Zechariah 4:6 describes how God shows up, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit”, says the Lord Almighty. God works...