Chapter 13: Learning How to Pray for Christlike Growth

Spiritual strength  pg 96-97   (Thrasher ) – “ It is the Holy Spirit who does the strengthening of our spirit or inner man. We see that His strengthening results in Christ’s dwelling in our hearts “ https://pastorrick.com/set-these-four-goals-to-grow-more-like-jesus/ We were created to become like Jesus Christ, so let’s use him as a model for growth. Read More …

Galatians 4:1-20: Sons and Heirs

In our last study, we saw how Paul surveyed 2000 years of Old Testament history from Abraham to Moses and finally to Christ. He showed how God had given Abraham a promise that through His descendant all the nations of the earth would be blessed. He then gave the law through Moses which, far from Read More …

Galatians 3:1-14 – The Centrality of the Cross

A question came up last week, whether the maxim “Once Saved Always Saved” is correct. In other words, if a person is saved, is it possible for them to lose their salvation? We will address this question when we look at Gal 3:3-4. Let me just say this for now. This question has a theoretical Read More …

Gal 1:11-2:10: Paul – Taught By God

Last week we talked about how there is only one gospel, and to add or to take away from it is to invite God’s curse. This gospel is about how we are saved by faith in Jesus Christ alone without any good works. Relationship between faith and good works So a question came up about Read More …

Chapter 8: Receiving Help When You Don’t Know How to Pray

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/ways-the-holy-spirit-prays-for-you.html The Holy Spirit prays for us in a power we don’t own. Our weakness will run out, but the Holy Spirit will keep going. When you fall asleep, are too weak, or just emotionally exhausted, the Spirit of God steps in and gives you the strength you need to continue in prayer. The Holy Read More …

Chapter 5: Experiencing the Spirit’s Motivation in Prayer

Discipline of Prayer http://www.discipleshiptools.org/apps/articles/default.asp?articleid=37272&columnid The Discipline of Prayer is the intimate pursuit and practice of the personal communication we have available between God and us. It is the spoken and unspoken confession of our Christian faith by engaging and proclaiming our complete dependence upon Christ as Lord over our lives. Prayer is not just a Read More …

Step 18: The Holy Spirit – Our Helper and Guide

Just before the Lord Jesus went to the cross, He told His disciples: “The Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send, will guide you into all truth.” John 16: 13 When the Lord Jesus left for heaven, the Holy Spirit came down to all the disciples. They were filled with wisdom, courage, and boldness to Read More …

Step 17: God – The Holy Spirit

“Who is the Holy Spirit?” you may wonder. Just before He died, the Lord Jesus told His disciples that He was going back to God, His Father. The disciples were very sad to hear this. Their hearts were heavy with sorrow. He comforted them and said: “Do not be troubled in your hearts…  My Father Read More …