Category Archives: Acts

Gloria Gaither reviewed “Beyond Church”

In the current issue of Homecoming Magazine, Gloria Gaither reviewed Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible — Ekklesia. Here are some excerpts from Gloria’s Library column: “The way we worship and get our souls fed is changing. Oh, I … Continue reading

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Church in spiritual overdrive . . .

Spirit-driven church?  Do we need spiritual overdrive in church? In a culture that is fast fleeing from faith and filled with Dones and Nones, perhaps it is time for church to change gears, override personality-focused human agendas, and shift into … Continue reading

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Some Keys To Releasing God’s Power (From Acts Chapter Two)

Here are some keys to releasing God’s power from Acts 2: 1) Going along with God’s plan to use all believers, not just special ones like the apostles.  At the end of Acts 1, the believers pick one disciple to … Continue reading

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36 ingredients to another Pentecost . . .

We need another Pentecost! (Acts 2) * A storm of the Spirit; * Holy fire; * Spirit-driven life; * Spirit-prompted words; * Uninhibited praise; * Contagious courage; * Public proclamation; * Depression & defeat destroyed; * Holy Spirit intoxication; * … Continue reading

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Participatory Pentecost

The first Pentecost was participatory as the power and presence of the Holy Spirit fell on all the people present in the place and they all spoke up and praised God as prompted by the Spirit. Pentecost was not a … Continue reading

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Real Church = The Real God, Real Power, His Real Presence Through Real People

Do we go to church to be taught a religious lesson . . . or to encounter and surrender to God’s presence?  A listening mind can learn lessons about God; but it takes a hungry heart to head wholeheartedly into … Continue reading

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Did Sermon-Free Church Begin At Pentecost?

Sermon-Free Church — Did It Begin At Pentecost?  Thoughts for Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013 On Pentecost Sunday (May 19) the church in the Western world celebrates the beginning of sermon-free church. The events are recorded in Acts, chapter 2 … Continue reading

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