There are various steps involved for a Christian to receive the holy spirit. James (4:8 English Standard Version) says, "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you." Have you youngsters watch this short animated video to learn more about the holy spirit, "God’s invisible power and influence."
The obedience and sacrifice equation is taught throughout the Bible. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
Envy is the emotion that occurs when we experience an extreme desire for something someone else has. One is based on loss and the other is based on something that’s out of reach. Jealousy and envy easily take root in our hearts. They seem natural and therefore tolerable. Not good! The Bible calls them out as grievous and deeply damaging sins. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
This is one of the few parables where Jesus interpreted the metaphors that he used. The parable is about the process of the development of the true church after Jesus and the apostles died. He warned us we would have to stay faithful in an environment of religious corruption and hypocrisy until a future separation work would bring to light truth and error. Watch this short video to learn more about the parable.