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Surprised by the Spirit: Ghost Stories Sermon #15

Moving from formula to formation in understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in Acts. I think this is a particularly important message for anyone who has been exhausted, disillusioned or biblically perplexed by the Charismatic/Pentecostal movements. This is probably my definitive discussion on the subject on how Acts is a description not a prescription […]

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Ghost Stories: Sermon #14

“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”: Acts 18:18-28 & 19:1-12 If someone doesn’t seem to know if they have the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in their life, it’s fair to assume that they don’t have it. If you have it, you should know it. “Give a man an electric shock, […]

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Discerning of Spirits, Tongues, & Interpretation: Ghost Stories #13

Saints, Snakes & a Slave Girl: Discerning of Spirits, Tongues, & Interpretation. Acts 16:16-22 Sermon #13 ‘Ghost Stories: Uncovering the truth about the Presence & Power of the Holy Spirit.’ Matters discussed: -What the gifts of Discerning of Spirits, Tongues, & Interpretation are. -5 guardrails for navigating spiritual direction and communications. -3 Differences between pagan […]

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Ghost Stories, Sermon #12: Prophetic Ministry

Prophetic Ministry: How prophecy, word of wisdom & word of knowledge display the power and presence of God in and through the Church. Part 12 in our series ‘Ghost Stories: Uncovering the truth about the Presence & Power of the Holy Spirit.’ “Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” […]

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Carrying Capacity part 2: Sermon # 11

The Church is a gathered to be scattered community. Spirit empowered and anointed ministry to one another…produces fruitful mission to others. We are called to the community of Christ, the called out ones, who find our place and purpose within the building up of the body of Christ. The body of Christ is like a […]

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Carrying Capacity: Sermon # 10 part 1

1 Corinthians 12 & Spiritual Gifts and the Continuous Flowing Oil of The Church. God has ushered in through Pentecost an outpouring of oil that is designed to empower the church in witness, worship and work. A continuous flow from the olive trees of heaven as the open vision of Zechariah reflects. The people of God, […]

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