CALLING THE COUNSELOR

READ JOHN 14:15–26 Jesus knew He would not physically walk alongside His disciples for all of their ministry. He knew there would be a time when they were confused. He knew there would be a time when they were lost. Jesus knew they would feel lonely, inept, and unqualified to continue the ministry that He

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REBIRTH BY THE SPIRIT

READ JOHN 7:32–39 The first responders had almost given up hope of finding the missing woman in the desert. A search helicopter combing the area spotted her and radioed the coordinates to them. Hurrying to that location, the rescuers found the woman barely conscious and severely dehydrated. They promptly began IV fluids to rehydrate the

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WAIT FOR HIS FULLNESS

READ LUKE 24:49–53 Jesus spent more than three years preparing His disciples for the mission God gave them. His last instruction to them involved staying in Jerusalem until they received the Holy Spirit’s power to serve. “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have

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THE SPIRIT’S MESSAGE

READ LUKE 12:8–12 Jesus prepared His disciples for the opposition they would face. Many would hate them simply because the disciples followed the One they rejected. Because of this, these opponents wanted no part of Jesus’ message. Jesus assured His disciples that, when they faced an accounting of their faith, the Holy Spirit would give

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HONORING CHRIST

READ LUKE 1:39–45 The gift of a baby is an amazing thing. Though parents of the past waited months to see their new blessing, ultrasound technology allows modern parents to get a sneak peek much earlier. Miraculously, the mother of John the Baptist was inspired by the Holy Spirit to share an early revelation about

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FAVOR GRANTED

READ JOEL 2:28-32 God does not forget His people. Israel suffered much in captivity, but God promised a time when He would pour out His Spirit upon His people. “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men

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LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT

READ EZEKIEL 37:1–14 The once proud people of Israel resided in a foreign country, wondering if they would ever return to their homeland. Though the nation went into exile because of disobedience, God did not forget the people and wanted them to know He would restore them to their homeland. This message came in the

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A NEW HEART

READ EZEKIEL 36:22–28 In malls throughout the US, there are shops where customers go through an interactive process in which a teddy bear is assembled and customized to their own preferences. Children and adults choose the color, the sound, and even the scent of the bear. And to finish off the creation, they pick out

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COALS OF FIRES

READ ISAIAH 6:1–11 Stacy looked back at her life and shook her head. I’ll never be good enough to please God, she thought. Then she remembered a message her pastor brought a few weeks earlier. He reminded the congregation that the blood of Jesus purifies from sin and makes believers clean before God. In the

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PROPHECY THROUGH THE SPIRIT

READ 1 SAMUEL 10:1–10 Saul’s quest to find some lost donkeys turned into a life-changing encounter with God. The Lord instructed Samuel to anoint Saul to be king of Israel. After this anointing, Samuel told Saul that the donkeys had been found. But more importantly, he told him that he would experience an encounter with

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