Led by the Spirit

Read Luke 4:1-13. Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. (Luke 4:1) I have long found the particular temptations Jesus went through in the wilderness in preparation for his ministry to be puzzling and difficult to empathize with. Read more…

Call of Isaiah

Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? (Isaiah 6:1-13) Questions: What is a divine calling? Is there a calling for every Christian? Are there multiple callings? Is purification necessary? Empowerment? Should we attempt to serve God without an explicit and personal call? Why does Isaiah preach to Read more…

Doubt

Read Luke 24:13-35. “O how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe!” (Luke 24:25) What does it mean to be “slow of heart”? Should we trust our hearts over our heads? Salvation is through faith (i.e. trust, love), not through head knowledge. God is known by love, Read more…