Pushing Through…

Pushing Through… Acting “as if” doesn’t always work. On those days when our world seems out of balance, or the enemy seems to be larger than he is, we must act “as if” we are still loved by our Father and filled with the Holy Spirit and living under the grace of Christ Jesus. When we do this, act “as if”, we find the road smoothes, the wind slows down and the storms rage quiets, even if it’s just a moment or disappears altogether. 4. Made a searching and fearless…

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HOW IS THE HOLY SPIRIT OUR HELPER?

HOW IS THE HOLY SPIRIT OUR HELPER? by Michael Horton for Core Christianity Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. (John 16:7) In his teaching on the Holy Spirit, Jesus began by telling them that judgment would begin within the church. Although the world will judge the church, Jesus said that the ruler of this world had already been…

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Dependence on the Holy Ghost (Video)

Dependence on the Holy Ghost Video by Pastor Bill Johnson for Bethel Church Bill Johnson explains the blessing of being poor spirit. It is not about self-criticism; it’s about a complete dependence on God to do what only He can do. Blessed are the poor spirit for they have access to the entire kingdom of God! If we are to be a part of the next great move of God, we must be poor in spirit. Video Source

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What Does ‘Born of Water and the Spirit’ Mean in John 3:5?

What Does ‘Born of Water and the Spirit’ Mean in John 3:5? by Don Carson  for The Gospel Coalition The question is important, because it lies at the heart of Jesus’s explanation of “born again,” of new birth, of regeneration. When Jesus first introduces the category (John 3:3), Nicodemus clearly doesn’t understand what Jesus means (3:4 NIV): “How can someone be born when they are old?” he asks. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” Many people think the question Nicodemus poses shows…

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Transforming…

Transforming… Tuesday October 8, 2002 I walked into my first AA meeting, raised my hand and with a veil of false pride proclaimed “my name and I am an alcoholic”! I sat and listened as the people in attendance around me spoke about their situation. I was sober at that moment, but that soon changed – as soon as the meeting ended. A couple of weeks later, after attending a few more meetings, listening to people discuss their experiences with being alcoholic and coming to realize that I needed more…

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Why the Church Must Invite God Back Into His Own House

Why the Church Must Invite God Back Into His Own House by DOUG STRINGER for Charisma News Note: This is part 1 of a two-part series. In Mark 11, we find a story about Jesus that is somewhat perplexing. But with a bit of background, we discover it’s actually a lesson for us in bringing God back in the church! On the next day when they had returned from Bethany, He was hungry. Seeing from afar a fig tree with leaves, He went to see if perhaps He might find…

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The Disciple’s Identity – Christ in You (Podcast)

The Disciple’s Identity – Christ in You Podcast by David Platt for Radical GNN Note – If you missed last weeks You In Christ click here now It seems as if everybody has a “key” to the Christian life––some list of things to do, some technique, or some spiritual practice that will improve your life. But what if your identity as a follower of Christ is not ultimately dependent on what you can do? And what if living the Christian life isn’t about merely improving your life? In this message from Colossians…

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Comparing Spiritual to Spiritual

Comparing Spiritual to Spiritual How do we learn of the power of God and the Spirit in our lives? Can we open the door to allow the Spirit to enter our lives and take charge? Why do our prayers, seemingly, go unanswered? First, our prayers are always answered, it may just not be in the timeframe we desire or we do not receive the answer we had hoped. Is Paul teaching us the Spirit will reveal that which is of God? If we are seeking “things” of man can the…

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Is The Bible Reliable? (Video)

Is The Bible Reliable? Video by Pastor Erwin Lutzer for The Moody Church Is the Bible filled with inaccuracies, or can it be trusted? Is it merely a guidebook, or the inspired Word of God? In this sermon, Pastor Erwin Lutzer addresses whether the Bible is a human book or a divine book. He argues that it is both human and divine, with dual authorship. Directly or indirectly it claims divine inspiration about 1,500 times. Seven other witnesses attest that this claim is true: the testimony of consistency, history, prophecy,…

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