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10714 N 2ND ST. Machesney Park, IL 61115

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The Moment of Decision

Esther 4:1-17 1 When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly. 2 But he went only as far as the king’s gate, because no one clothed in sackcloth was allowed to enter it. 3 In every province to which the edict and order of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing. Many…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E14

Providence and The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Christ What do we learn about God’s providence through His preservation of Joseph? How does Jesus’ reliance on the Spirit show us our need for that same reliance? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s providence in the lives of Jacob and Joseph, and they consider how God’s providence is decisive over all human actions.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss the Spirit’s work in the life of Christ…

Power, Persecution, and Providence

Esther 3:1-15 3:1 After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles. 2 All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor. 3 Then the royal officials at the king’s gate asked Mordecai, “Why do you disobey the king’s command?” 4 Day after…

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The Spirit’s Role after Jesus’ Ascension

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 3: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Jesus Day 5: The Holy Spirit’s Role After Jesus’ Ascension Luke 24:36-53 The Holy Spirit took an active role in Jesus’ life. Jesus submitted himself to the guidance and authority of the Spirit in order to fulfill his mission. Things changed, though, when Jesus returned to the Father. As Cole puts it, “the bearer of the Spirit becomes the bestower of the Spirit.”[i] Before he…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E14

PROVIDENCE AND THE HOLY SPIRIT’S WORK IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST What do we learn about God’s providence through His preservation of Joseph? How does Jesus’ reliance on the Spirit show us our need for that same reliance? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s providence in the lives of Jacob and Joseph, and they consider how God’s providence is decisive over all human actions.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss the Spirit’s work in the life of Christ…

The Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 3: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Jesus Day 4: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Rom. 8:9-25 Earlier we spoke of the Spirit’s role in bringing about a new humanity. Jesus’ birth moved that plan a step forward. Jesus’ resurrection represents another major step forward because the restoration of humanity is part of the larger plan to restore all of creation, and Jesus’ resurrection represents the first step…

The Holy Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Ministry

Section 5: The Holy Spirit Week 3: The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Jesus Day 3: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Jesus’ Ministry Acts 10:34-38 As we saw yesterday, the Holy Spirit was at work throughout Jesus’ entire life. But the Spirit’s power was probably most evident in Jesus’ public ministry. Through the Spirit, Jesus was able to preach with a power and authority the people had never heard before (Mark 1:22) and to work miracles they had…

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