Receive the Holy Spirit

GUWG-SpiritWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.

On the first night after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his rather freaked-out disciples, who were huddled together in a locked room out of fear for the religious leaders. First, he said:

Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.

Then he “breathed on them” and said:

Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.

(John 20:19-25; Luke 24:36-43)

Receive the Holy Spirit. What on earth does that mean and why does it matter? Jesus had lots to say on this all-important subject:

Let the Spirit Do the Talking

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We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.

Jesus warned his followers that they would face persecution in this world but told ’em not to worry:

Be Born Again and Believe

GUWGWindWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Jesus said that “all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”:

  1. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
  2. Love your neighbor as yourself.

(Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:28-34)

We’re in the midst of reviewing 77 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus that show what it reeeeeally means to love God and others. Today’s featured command comes from one of the most famous conversations in the history of the universe:

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

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Jesus was crucified. The disciples were devastated. It looked like all hope was lost. Literally.

But then, just as he promised, Jesus began to turn his disciples grief to joy through a series of resurrection appearances.

On the first night after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to disciples, who were huddled together in a locked room out of fear for the religious leaders:

Jesus on the Spirit

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It’s Jesus’ last week on earth. He’s giving final instructions to his disciples.

Today’s topic? The Holy Spirit:

Love Jesus

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Jesus is his last days on earth and is giving his disciples some final instructions.

After Jesus declared that he is “the way and the truth and the life,” that “no one comes to the Father except through me” and that “If you really know me, you will know my Father,”  Philip chimed in with this request:

ASK

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Yesterday, Jesus taught us how to pray. Today, he expands on that teaching: