The Words I Have Spoken to You Are Spirit and Life

Intro to this issue

Do you want to know the mind and heart of God? And to grow in the knowledge of his truth, love, and wisdom? The Scriptures, also called the Holy Bible, are the living and active Word of God. God speaks to us daily through the inspired words of the Bible. 

This issue focuses on how the Lord Jesus wants to open our hearts and minds to hear and understand his Word in the Scriptures through the gift and working of the Holy Spirit who dwells within us and who opens our minds and hearts to “receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save our souls” (James 1:21), renew our minds (Romans 8:5 and 12:2), and transform us into the likeness of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18). 

Jesus told his disciples that after his departure to the right hand of the Father in heaven, he would send them the Holy Spirit who would guide them into the truth and instruct them.

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

John 14:26

May this issue inspire us to take the Scriptures to heart and to make them our daily spiritual food and strength for the journey towards our everlasting homeland with the Lord.

Your brother and servant in Christ,

Don Schwager


Top photo image of a winter landscape in Germany, by © Michael Schöberl, see Alpine Simplicity – An Artistic Vision in Living Bulwark.

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