Saturday, May 14, 2016

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful.

 "Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you!As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”    And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.   If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” (John 20: 21-23 NIV)

"They were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and spoke of the marvels of God, alleluia."  (Acts 2: 4, 11 RM)

"The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us, alleluia."  (Rom 5: 5; cf. 8: 11 RM)

Friday, May 13, 2016

As fruit bearer, whatever you ask the Father in my Name, He will give you.

"You didn’t choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you."  (John 15: 16 MSG)

"I will bear witness to You in the world O Lord.  I will spread the knowledge of Your name among my brothers and sisters.  (Psalm 17: 50 ; 21:23 RM)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Praise the Lord my soul; forget not how He forgave all your sins.

"You have changed my mourning into dancing, O Lord,
and have girded me with joy, alleluia." 
(Cf. Psalm 30 (29): 12 RM)

"Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all my being, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.

The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west,
 so far has he put our transgressions from us." (Psalm 103: 1-2, 11-12 RM)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I find my delight in Your Presence, O Lord!

Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
   I say to the LORD, “My Lord are  you.”
O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
   you it is who hold fast my lot.

 Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
I bless the LORD who counsels me;
   even in the night my heart exhorts me.
I set the LORD ever before me;
   with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.

Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
You will show me the path to life,
   fullness of joys in your presence,
   the delights at your right hand forever.

Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope. (Psalm 16 RM)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Consecrate us in the truth; Your Word is Truth.

"Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.   Be shepherds of the church of God,  which he bought with his own blood.  I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. "  (Acts 20 : 28-29 NIV)

"And now I commend you to God and to that gracious word of his that can build you up and give you the inheritance among all who are consecrated."  (Acts 20 :32  NABRE)

Monday, May 09, 2016

I proclaimed to you the entire plan of salvation.

 "And I did not at all shrink from telling you what was for your benefit, or from teaching you in public or in your  homes.   I earnestly bore witness for both Jews and Greeks to repentance before God and to faith in our Lord Jesus."  (Acts 20 - 21 NABRE)

"The Holy Spirit has been warning me that imprisonment and hardships await me.  Yet I consider life of no importance to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear witness to the gospel of God’s grace."  (Acts 20: 23 -  24 NABRE)

"I did not shrink from proclaiming to you the entire plan of God" (Acts 20: 27 NABRE)

Sunday, May 08, 2016

When did you receive the Holy Spirit?

“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when  you believed?”

They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”  (Acts 19: 2 NIV)

"Paul said, “John’s baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus.”

"As soon as they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.   Then when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in other tongues  and prophesied."  (Acts 19: 4 - 6 NLT)

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  (Acts 1: 8 NABRE)