Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Sixth Mystery: The Gift of the Holy Spirit – Extra Resources

This section contains some extra resources that compliment our Sixth mystery. The Gift of the Holy Spirit. Here are four books on the subject which are worth exploring: Being Christian by Rowan Williams Basic Christianity by John Stott Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell Who Moved the Stone? by Frank Morison     Jump back to the Session Six homepage  

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All things are made new

Light a Candle to begin your prayer: Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of the Holy Spirit.  Amen Read Revelation chapter 21 verses 1-7 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God

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We can be a New Creation

Light a Candle to begin your prayer: Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of the Holy Spirit.  Amen Read Colossians chapter 3 verses 1-11 ‘If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.  On account

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Moses says No No No, well ok Yes

Light a Candle to begin your prayer: Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of the Holy Spirit.  Amen Read Exodus chapter 3 verses 1-12 ‘Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.  And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush

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Mary says yes

Light a Candle to begin your prayer: Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of the Holy Spirit.  Amen Read Luke chapter 1 verses 26-38 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.  And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.”  But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.  The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary,

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The new beginning for Israel and all of us

Light a Candle to begin your prayer: Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of the Holy Spirit.  Amen Read Exodus chapter 14 verses 10-31 As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord.  They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt?  Is this not the very thing we told you in Egypt, ‘Let us alone and let us serve the

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The Holy Spirit has come or are they just smashed?

Light a Candle to begin your prayer: Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of the Holy Spirit.  Amen Read Acts Chapter 2 verses 1-13 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.  Now there were

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Jesus goes to heaven

Light a Candle to begin your prayer: Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of the Holy Spirit.  Amen Read Acts Chapter 1 verses 6-12 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?”  He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  When he

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A new beginning for all of us

Light a Candle to begin your prayer: Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of the Resurrection.  Amen Read Romans chapter 6  verses 3-11 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death?  Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection

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What has the Resurrection got to do with us?

Light a Candle to begin your prayer: Almighty God open my mind and heart to your word as I read of your gift of the Resurrection.  Amen Read 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verses 20-26 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.  For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being;  for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.  Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom

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