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Dose of the Ghost – Living in the Spirit for the Common Good, part 9 of 9 [episode 57]


 
This is part nine in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.

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Verse:

There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12:6-7)

Meditation:

The verses upon which we have reflected over the past several days have revealed many benefits that come into the life of a believer with the gift of the Holy Spirit. We have looked at power, love, self-discipline, community, peace, and a whole list of fruits. But,

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Dose of the Ghost – Spiritwalking, Pursuing Peace, part 7 of 9 [episode]


 
This is part seven in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.

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Verse:

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6.
 

Meditation:

How you live is a by-product of what you think. We are reminded of this truth in today’s scripture and I

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Dose of the Ghost – Re-kindling the Spirit, part 6 of 9 [episode 54]


 
This is part 6 in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.
 
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Verse:

“For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” (2 Timothy 1:6, NASB)

 

Meditation:

Today’s verse reminds us of simple yet often ignored truth, the gift of the Spirit requires responsible continued attention. The greek word translated “kindle afresh” in the New American Standard Bible, is a difficult word to translate cleanly. An examination of five versions yielded four different translations.

  • The English Standard Version and New

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Lessons I have Learned about Reading the Bible after 35 years of Daily Reading [Episode 28]


 

 
A recent reader, Kristy, shared the following comment,

I have never found the right Bible reading plan, so have tried to read at my own pace and feel that even though I am not following a plan, that I am behind simply because I still have a lot to read by the end of this year and I have this thing in my head that I have to finish the Bible by December 31. It ever seems like what I read is enough; sometimes I read a lot, but it doesn’t seem like it is enough.

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10 Things to Write in Your Bible [Podcast Episode 23]


 

 
When I first started taking notes in my Bible, I mostly marked words and phrases that grabbed my eye. I then read somewhere, that you should never highlight something unless you write a note about it. I did not do this all the time, but I started underlining, highlighting and adding a few notes here and there.  Often times, I added asterisks with footnotes.

Pictured to the left is a Bible from this phase of my life. This was a paperback New International Version Bible handed to me by a stranger on campus as I headed to class.

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Which Bible translation is best? [Podcast Episode 8]


 


How can you responsibly pick an accurate bible translation with literally hundreds of english language translations out there? This post will give you a better grip on how to make an informed decision.

I recommend beginning with looking at an awesome collection of articles by Christian Book Distributors (CBD) if you still have questions after reading this post. They have some awesome helps for finding which Bible is right for you. To see a list of this series of articles click here.  The two main concerns to consider as you choose a translation are reading level and translation

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