SPIRIT WEEK: Peace

It’s SPIRIT WEEK 2019 here on GUWG, where we’re taking an up-close and personal look at each Fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: PEACE.

Peace with God? Sin damages our relationship with God. So, first we need peace with God. That’s exactly why Jesus – the Prince of Peace – came. His sacrifice on the cross wiped out sin’s penalty and gives us access to peace with God by grace through faith (Romans 5:1).

SPIRIT WEEK: Joy

It’s SPIRIT WEEK 2019 here on GUWG. For the next few days, we’ll be taking a closer look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: JOY.

What exactly is joy? Joy isn’t an emotion. It isn’t happiness. It isn’t pleasure. It’s waaaaay deeper than that.

Joy comes from God. It’s available 24/7, no matter the circumstances.

SPIRIT WEEK: Love

LOVE-ICONIt’s SPIRIT WEEK 2019 here on GUWG. For the next few days, we’ll be taking a closer look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: LOVE.

Why love? There’s a reason love is first on the list. At its heart, the Bible is one gigantic love-fest. In fact, God IS love. The Bible says:

SPIRIT WEEK: Fruit Test

Got-FruitThe flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other. (Galatians 5:17)

It’s SPIRIT WEEK 2019 here on GUWG where each day we’re taking a deeeeeep dive into what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit.

Building on what we’ve covered already this week, here’s today’s topic …

THE FRUIT TEST

Our flesh is direct conflict with the Holy Spirit. Who’s winning in your life?

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:

SPIRIT WEEK

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: