Category Archives: gifts of the Spirit

Church of low expectations

First century Christianity filled people with hopeful expectations, supernatural surprises, and life transformation. Why not today? A Christian meeting should freely demonstrate both the humility of the fruit of the Spirit and the power of the gifts of the Spirit. Christianity … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways I Have Grown In Christ

Top 10 ways I have grown as a Christian: 1) Salvation experience; 2) Baptism in the Holy Spirit; 3) Continually, listening to and obeying Jesus’ voice; 4) Daily Bible reading (and doing) with an open heart; 5) Regularly speaking in … Continue reading

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“Sit & be told?” or “Go & be bold?”

The living experience of Christ is far more amazing than anything anyone can say about Him. To really understand the Gospel it must be more than preached. It must be personally experienced and lived. People learn what they do. To really learn … Continue reading

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Church can be like a full 747 sitting on the tarmac with no fuel

Having church without the active leading of the Spirit is like sitting on the tarmac in a full 747 with no fuel. A plane full of people won’t go anywhere without fuel. Neither will a church without the supernatural working of … Continue reading

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Jesus can still speak. Will 21st century Christians listen?

Hearing Jesus speak to you isn’t about how-to. It’s about want-to. Do you want to hear Him? Many people would prefer to hear a preacher speak than to hear God speak. Why? What you hear from a preacher can easily be … Continue reading

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Doin’ Da Crazy Bible Stuff–YouTube Channel

LET’S DO DA STUFF! — Miracles, loving your enemies, speaking in tongues, Dalton Georgia oil, salvation testimonies, giving thanks, healing the sick, gifts of the Spirit, virgin birth, hearing God’s voice, dreams and visions, and being crazy for Jesus. –Jay … Continue reading

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Living water is a dynamo flow, not a bottling plant

Bottled water is nice; but it is very limited and controlled. It’s good to give bottled water to thirsty people, but if done continually, people become dependent on the bottling plant, rather than on the true, living Source of the water. The … Continue reading

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Can one man fully present the risen Christ?

Church is a one-man performance. Ekklesia is a Spirit-assembled mosaic. The living, resurrected Jesus lives in people who surrender their lives to daily follow and obey Him. The Bible teaches that “In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member … Continue reading

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Going (gone) with the wind of the Spirit . . .

A church cannot program the Holy Spirit. So why do we try? Why do we try to direct the Holy Spirit when we gather for worship, rather than humbly allowing the Spirit to direct us? The Spirit is free like … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit–teaching topic or Teacher?

Church makes the Holy Spirit a teaching topic (a preaching point). Ekklesia makes the Holy Spirit the Teacher who releases revelation and spiritual gifts through ordinary people in the meeting. Church has made the Holy Spirit a lesson to learn by … Continue reading

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