Holy Spirit in the Life of Early Christians

The most important thing that happened on Pentecost was the birth of the church. By the coming of the Holy Spirit a group of 120 scared and confused individuals were transformed to be the beginning of the church that we know of today. Their faith in Christ bonded them to be a tremendously strong and…

Holy Spirit in the life of the Apostles

The Apostles were ordinary, everyday people who were transformed at Pentecost and by the power of the Holy Spirit began preaching, healing, speaking in tongues, having visions, raising people from the dead and living in communion with one another. But they were also beaten, stoned and killed for their faith. They are our spiritual ancestors…

Holy Spirit in the Church

The Holy Spirit is alive and active in the Church today with the primary mission of continuously preparing us to encounter Christ. This teaching focuses on the role of the Holy Spirit in the Church, a communion established by Christ, where He continuously reveals and manifests the will of the Father and the Son.  

Holy Spirit in Everyday Life

This teaching is part of the Upper Room Series. No man is an island and so each one has countless encounters with varied people in everyday life. Each encounter has an interface that needs to be managed – managed with the presence of the Holy Spirit. This teaching focuses on the key aspects of daily…

Fruit of the Spirit (Patience)

This teaching is about using the gifts of the Holy Spirit to nurture our lives, thereby producing Fruits of the Holy Spirit. We take a deep dive into the fruit of Patience with scriptural references and compare it with our day to day life where impatience dominates. We also spent 30 minutes in group discussion…

Gifts of the Spirit (Prophecy)

We have received the gifts of the Spirit by virtue of our sacraments of baptism and confirmation. Prophecy is the ability given by the Holy Spirit to speak in a language understood by the believer but with words inspired and given by the Holy Spirit. St. Paul says and expects that we ALL have the…

Introduction to the ‘Upper Room Experience’ Series

We are victorious in the resurrection of the Lord, and we begin our journey to the ‘Upper Room Experience’. We begin this journey by starting with the basics – focusing on who the Spirit is, and what do we mean when we say ‘I believe in the Holy Spirit’, every time we recite the Creed….

The Resurrected Life

St. Paul in Romans 6:4 says we were baptized with Jesus and therefore we (our old, sinful self) died with Him on the Cross and we got newness of life in His resurrection. Rather than going back to our old ways which we gave up ‘just for Lent’, we need to grow in this newness…

Courage in Suffering

This teaching focuses on the root cause of human suffering and how we can go through the sufferings as opposed to shy away from it, through the Grace of God. It includes scriptural references and Catholic Church’s teachings on making the sufferings meaningful, by uniting our sufferings along with Christ’s sufferings.