SPIRIT WEEK: Gardening With God

It’s SPIRIT WEEK 2019 here on GUWG. Each day, we’ll be looking at one of the most misunderstood (at least by me) topics in the Bible: the HOLY SPIRIT.

Here are today’s verses, straight from the mouth of Jesus:


I will ask the Father and He will give you another counselor to be with you forever. (John 14:16)

It’s SPIRIT WEEK 2019 here on GUWG, where we’re focusing on one of the most important but misunderstood (at least by me) topics in the entire Bible: THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Some quick facts to get us started …

Happy Ascension Day!

GUWGcloudAfter his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. (Acts 1:3)

Today is Ascension Thursday, a day celebrated by Christians all over the world on the 40th day after Easter. Why all the fuss?

Here’s why …

After his resurrection, Jesus spent the next forty days convincing the disciples that he was alive and telling ’em about God’s kingdom. Here were his last recorded words on this planet:

Top 10 Countdown: #8

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Here’s VERSE #8. These were Jesus’ last words before leaving Earth. Pray through ’em. Memorize ’em. And then LIVE ’em.

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

LOVE Power

It’s LOVE-O-RAMA 2019 here on GUWG.

To me, the freakiest part about being a Christian is that God — the creator of the universe — comes to live IN you. The Bible says:

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? (1 Corinthians 6:19)

Fill Up

workout-newI will ask the Father and He will give you another counselor to be with you forever. (John 14:16)

Yesterday we unveiled our official 2019 Spiritual Workout Plan to help us all train for the Big Race.

Today we’ve included a handy graphic suitable for framing, posting on your fridge, tattooing on your biceps or anything else that will help you shun spiritual flabbiness.

The first step? It all starts with the  lit up by the flame in the center. Before we even think about moving a muscle, we need to plug into our power source: the Holy Spirit.

The Bible tells us to “be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). It’s the only way to live:

Jesus on …

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

Yesterday we started a new series: JESUS ON …

We’ll be taking a look at what Jesus said about a variety of absolutely critical, life-altering subjects in his own words with a minimum of commentary from me.

We kicked things off yesterday with what Jesus said about God the Father. Today’s topic? JESUS ON THE HOLY SPIRIT.