Category Archives: spiritual growth

4 steps to resist the devil and make him run from you.

Jesus’ 1/2 brother, James, who wrote one of the books of the New Testament, said:  “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  But how do you resist the devil?  Here are 4 steps: 1)  Recognize that there are … Continue reading

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Living Water Surge Protectors Limit Pentecostal Power

Religious surge protectors can suppress (quench) the flowing of the Holy Spirit both in churches and in individuals. Paul of Tarsus put it this way: “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof, from such turn away.” A … Continue reading

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Biblical Christianity / Following Christ

Following the living, resurrected Jesus Christ (biblical Christianity / Jesus’ command to: “Follow Me.”) is about: Self-surrender, not self-assertion; Self-control, not self-fulfillment; Self-denial, not self-righteousness; Self-restraint, not self-indulgence; Self-discipline, not self-destruction; Self-sacrifice, not self-importance; Self-effacement, not self-promotion; Self-regulation, not self-interest; … Continue reading

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You won’t learn to listen to and be led by the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) until you leave your comfort zone.

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Sermon-Free Church Rocked The Early Methodists

The early Methodists practiced a type of sermon-free church known as class meetings.  These were weekly, participatory meetings where every person present was given the opportunity to talk about their life with God.  The first Methodist class meeting was started … Continue reading

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Just Like A Body

Just Like A Body — 1 Corinthians 12 (a song/poem about the gifts of the Spirit) Just like a body Is made of many parts The body of Christ Is made of many hearts; And when hearts open, The Spirit … Continue reading

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A Joy-Filled Lifestyle

Jesus said that when we come to Him, There will be within us a well of water Springing up with eternal life And all of its glorious qualities, Far better than any self-sought pleasures. This ongoing inner release of the … Continue reading

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