Dean DeppeDean Deppe

Dean Deppe

Dean Deppe has been a pastor in inner-city, suburban, and rural ­churches. Currently he teaches New Testament theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. His courses include one on the parables of Jesus. He and his wife have four grown children.

June 30, 2021

The Overcoming Spirit

Acts 16:6-10
They tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. . . . Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia . . . begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”

June 29, 2021

Grieving and Quenching the Spirit

Ephesians 4:29-32; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit. . . . Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

June 28, 2021

Gifts of Skill, Teaching, and More

Exodus 35:30-35; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11
The Lord . . . has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills . . . to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts.

June 27, 2021

Gifts of Speaking

Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 14:1-4
If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith.

June 26, 2021

Gifts of Knowing

1 Corinthians 12:1-11
To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge. . . .

June 25, 2021


Galatians 5:16-26
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace . . . and self-control. . . . Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

June 24, 2021


Titus 3:1-8
Remind the people . . . to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.

June 23, 2021


Hebrews 11:1-16
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. . . .

June 22, 2021

The Grace of Goodness

Acts 9:36-42
She was always doing good and helping the poor.

June 21, 2021


Luke 10:30-37
“Which of these . . . was a neighbor to the man . . . ?” “The one who had mercy on him.”

June 20, 2021

The Process of Patience

James 5:7-11
Be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

June 19, 2021

The Practice of Peace

John 14:25-31; Ephesians 4:2-6
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

June 18, 2021

The Journey of Joy

Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

June 17, 2021

The Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Galatians 5:22-23; Luke 15:11-24
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

June 16, 2021

Pray and Sing in the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 5:15-21; Jude 17-21
Dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love. . . .

June 15, 2021

The Convicting Spirit

John 16:7-11
[The Spirit] will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment. . . .

June 14, 2021

Taught by the Holy Spirit

John 16:12-15
“When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.”

June 13, 2021

The Groaning of the Spirit

Romans 8:18-30
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

June 12, 2021

The Affirmation of the Spirit

Romans 8:14-17
The Spirit himself testifies with our Spirit that we are God’s children.

June 11, 2021

Led by the Spirit

Romans 8:12-14
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

June 10, 2021

The Life-Giving Spirit

Romans 8:9-11
Even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.

June 9, 2021

Governed by the Spirit

Romans 8:1-8
The mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

June 8, 2021

The Power of the Holy Spirit

Acts 1:7-8
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses.”

June 7, 2021

The Blessings of the Holy Spirit

John 7:37-39
“Whoever believes in me . . . rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit. . . .

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