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Holy Elbows

by Gabe Bernal “So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls” (Acts 2:41, ESV) Have you ever heard of the term “holy elbows?” If you haven’t, I’m sure that you know the concept. You’re sitting in church, and the preacher says something that you want…

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Spirit Promptings

by Sarah Bently “And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.” (1 Corinthians 2:13. ESV) Go sit with her. What?! No. I have no logical reason to get up from my table, and go join a perfect stranger. ———–…

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Pruning in Love’s Context

by Doug Mitts As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. (1…

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An Interceding Spirit

by Karen Huber “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance…

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The Promise

by Doug Mitts “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you…” (Luke 24:49, NAS95) Christ’s first advent came with the announcement of the name, “Immanuel,” which means “God with us.” Jesus honors that with this promise after His resurrection and shares the Father will send the Holy Spirit to us—literally…

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