Archive for May 2011

Filled with the Holy Spirit

Luke 1:39-56 Rom 12: 9-16 / Isa 12 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 1:41) Nothing we do gains any merit, God’s grace alone saves us from sin; Pray and invoke the Holy Spirit, That Christ may always live within. During […]

Inspired by the Holy Spirit

John 15:26—16:4a Acts 16: 11-15 / Ps 149 When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—He will testify about me. And you also must testify… (John 15:26) Give me courage to testify On behalf of my Lord Jesus Christ; For my […]

The World’s Hatred

John 15: 18-21 Acts 16: 1-10 / Ps 100: 1b-2. 3. 5 I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (John 15:19) How can the choice be hard to make, Between life or death, wealth or grace? Let us not make the grave mistake To love this world and lose […]

To Go and Bear Fruit

John 15: 12-17 Acts 15:22-31 / Psa 57 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last… (John 15:16) Whatever we ask in Jesus’ name, He promised God our Father will give, As long as in His love we remain, And […]

Serving with Love

John 15: 9-11 Acts 15:7-21 / Ps 96:1-3,10 As the Father loves me, so I also love you; remain in my love. (John 15:9) Your Word, O God, is the beacon That dispelled the darkness of sin; With Your love there is no reason The marketplace we cannot win. Jesus told His apostles, “As the […]

The Peace of True Faith

John 14: 27-31a Acts 14:19-28 / Ps 145:10-13,21 Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27) Do not be troubled or afraid If peace may seem so far […]