Author: Adam C. Dennis (Page 1 of 18)

I’m Adam C. Dennis. I try to do HR. I never thought I’d be doing this, but absolutely love it. I love coffee & stl cardinal baseball. I am husband to Sarah and dad to Abigail, Amelia, & Adalia. You can connect with me on Twitter (@adamcdennis) or LinkedIn. These are my thoughts and not my employer’s.

What Are You Learning? – Day 8

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“Did you learn them teachers anything today?”

It is an awkward question, but I hope you learned something.

What Are You Learning?


Maybe it was to listen. Is God trying to speak to you about something?

Maybe it was to laugh. Is there something you need to just laugh off and turn it over to the Lord?

Maybe it was to lean. Is there something that we need to lean into the Lord and trust Him about tonight?

Maybe it was to love. Is there someone that we need to swallow our pride and love them?

Maybe it was to let go. Is there someone that needs forgiveness that you can give? Is there something you need to let go of and let the Lord handle the situation?

Maybe it was to linger. Is there something the Lord has been dealing with you and he’s asking you to just wait and linger with Him?

What are you learning to prepare you for what you need to do? We don’t learn things just to put them aside and never use them. We learn things to help us fulfill a purpose. 

Let what you have learned in this study prepare you to bring forth fruit so we can be used for His glory.


35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
-- Matthew 9:35-38 (KJV)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
-- Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
-- Acts 2:37-39 (KJV)

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What Are You Learning? – Day 7

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It is important for us to learn to linger.

Learn to Linger


The psalmist lets us know, if we learn to linger in the truth of God’s Word, it will teach us and guide us to salvation. And, if we learn to linger in the presence of God, He will strengthen our hearts when we need strength and give courage when we need it to face the day.

If we learn to linger for the Lord, He will hear our cry.

Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
-- Micah 7:7 (KJV)

The Apostle Paul tells us in Galatians, if we learn to linger in the Spirit, we will find our hope of righteousness through faith in Him.

For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
-- Galatians 5:5 (KJV)

One of the best things to linger for is God’s presence and power like they did after the ascension of Jesus in Acts 1. The disciples lingered in Jerusalem for the promise of the Holy Spirit. Before Jesus ascended to Heaven He told His disciples to stay in Jerusalem and wait for the promise of the Father. They were told it was not for them to know the times or the seasons but to wait and receive the power of the Holy Spirit to be a witness to spread the good news.

And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
-- Acts 1:4-8

It was this lingering for His presence in the upper room that lead to the coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2. Their obedience to lingering in His presence helped lead to the promised power of the Holy Spirit. 

Let’s learn to linger in His presence.


1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
-- Acts 2:1-4 (KJV)
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