The Holy Spirit is the Helper that Jesus promised to send us. All of Scripture is inspired by the Spirit and that Scripture bears witness to our Savior. The Spirit empowers us with Gifts that are to be used to preach the Gospel and build up the Church. It is impossible to follow God unless we are led by the Spirit. He is our Counselor that guides us. He is our Comforter that prays for us. He is the third member of the Trinity: God the Spirit.
Jesus is Lord. He is the Creator of All Things. He is the second member of the Trinity. He is our Savior and our Redeemer. The Great Commission tells us to go into all of the world and preach the Good News of Jesus Christ. The next time someone asks you who Jesus is, confidently tell them that he died on the cross for the sins of all those who believe in his great name!
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Has anyone ever asked you, “Who is God?” Have you ever been stumped for a good answer? We should always be able to answer questions like these. Yet, when put on the spot it is some times difficult to organize all the thoughts that run through our heads when someone is talking about God. In this Timely Truth, the question of “Who is God?” is answered in a concise, three minute video. Hopefully after watching this presentation, the next time someone asks you about God, you will be able to describe our Almighty Creator with both gentleness and respect (1st Peter 3:15).
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Silence. For 400 years, the Jewish people had heard nothing from God. Malachi had promised a prophet that would proceed the long-awaited Messiah, but the wait seemed endless. Finally, John the Baptist was born. He was filled with the Holy Spirit even while he was in the womb. He was to be the voice crying in the wilderness, “Make Straight the way for the Lord”. If only the people had accepted their Messiah.
Mary was a virgin. She was betrothed to Joseph, but they had not yet come together as man and wife. When an angel appeared to Mary and told her that she would conceive a child and that He would be the savior of her people, she was confused. How could a virgin conceive a child? The angel told her that this would be the work of the Holy Spirit and to not be afraid. Her child was born in Bethlehem, in a manager, without the fanfare that should have accompanied the coming King. The Shepherds came to worship Him, but Herod tried to kill him. The hand of God was on this child, and nothing could prevent Him from fulfilling the plan of God.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, called out of Egypt, and named a Nazarene. Even as a child, He fulfilled messianic prophecies. There has never been another person in history that claimed to be Messiah and proved it as He did. Jesus is God incarnate. He is the Messiah. He came to earth as fully man and fully God, becoming the second Adam. He took upon Himself the punishment of sin for all who believe in Him. He is the Lamb of God. He is the King. He is the Savior. He is the Lord God Almighty! Amen!
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