Hi Friends,

This past Sunday I mentioned a book I’m going through with our church staff called “A Gospel Primer” by Milton Vincent.  This is one of my favorite devotionals that saturates you in scriptures about the good news of Jesus.  You can check it out here:  https://www.wtsbooks.com/products/a-gospel-primer-for-christians-milton-vincent-9781885904676?variant=9995827609647

Also, here is a follow up to the Catechism question we went over

Question 37:  How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Answer:  The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and he enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Scripture: Ephesians 6:17–18

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.

Commentary by John Owen

The Holy Spirit dwelling in us gives guidance and direction. Fundamentally, habitually, he enlightens our minds, give us eyes, understandings, shines into us, translates us from darkness into marvelous light, whereby we are able to see our way, to know our paths, and to discern the things of God. . . . He gives a new light and understanding, whereby, in general, we are enabled to “discern, comprehend, and receive spiritual things.” . . . Strength comes as well as light, by the pouring out of the Spirit on us; strength for the receiving and practice of all his gracious discoveries to us. . . . From this indwelling of the Spirit we have supportment. Our hearts are very ready to sink and fail under our trials; indeed, a little thing will cause us so to do: flesh, and heart, and all that is within us, are soon ready to fail. . . . The Spirit helpeth, bears up that infirmity which is ready to make us go double.

 

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