In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 6:13, 19, Romans 8:14, John 16:5-13, John 14:6, 16
God is in heaven, and following His resurrection, Jesus too. Does that leave us with no presence of God here on earth? As Dr. Merritt explains in this message, God's presence is still on earth in the form of His Holy Spirit. If you have surrendered to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, the Holy Spirit lives inside of you. He is your guide and your companion for everyday life. And once the Spirit comes to live in you, He never leaves.
"The Holy Spirit of God is His Rosetta Stone that He gives us to help us understand the truth of the Bible so that He can guide us in our daily lives. Now we understand what real salvation is all about. Unlike those that think salvation is about people trying to get into heaven, we now understand that salvation is really about God getting into people." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: Holy Spirit, temple, body, counselor, worship, understanding, revelation, mind, Christ, Jesus, God, indwelling, foundations
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.