The Indwelling Spirit

  1 Corinthians 3:16, “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 2:12, “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.” Listen to the message:  You may know that […]

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. 18 “I will […]

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The Ultimate Cornerman

Muhammad Ali is arguably the most famous professional boxer of all time, with more titles and awards than one would think possible in a lifetime. You can read about them here. Although he was the fighter in the ring, he was never alone. His trainer and cornerman, Angelo Dundee, is the one who made Ali […]

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

Listen:  Beach or mountains? If you had to decide between one or the other as a vacation destination, which would you choose? For some, the answer would be a no brainer. You have a definite preference. For others, you may feel a tension, because you enjoy both the mountains and the beach. Steak or shrimp? […]

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When Baptism Avails Nothing

In sermon research today, I came across a passage from an old friend, Octavius Winslow. His book, The Work of the Holy Spirit, originally published in 1840, is one of my all-time favorites and has had a huge influence in my life. In fact, I named my youngest child after Winslow (Sarah “Wynn”… the Sarah […]

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Fuel for the Soul that Craves Grace

Horatius Bonar was a “grace-cowboy” pastor who ministered in Scotland in the 19th century (1808-1889). In an article entitled, “The Root and Soil of Holiness,” he deals with what produces the fruit of new life in true Christians. Read this as preparation for gathered worship tomorrow. It is fuel for the soul that craves (and […]

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A New Day Dawns • Acts 2:1-21

This is the audio of our latest message in our Revolution series, entitled, A New Day Dawns, from Acts 2:1-21. Listen here: A New Day Dawns • Acts 2.1-21 Here are some discussion questions: What do you think the “Spirit-filled” life should look and feel like today? What factors can cause the gospel to go viral through […]

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Living Under the Influence

If you were unable to attend, let me encourage you to take 30 minutes to listen this to this morning’s message. You may download it as an mp3 and listen on your way to work via your iPod (or similar music player), while cooking dinner, or on your back porch while basking in this “perfect […]

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Preaching as a Bush Aglow

I am reading the late Dr. Jack Miller’s book of personal letters entitled, The Heart of a Servant Leader. Oh my, this collection is a treasure of grace and wisdom. In a letter to a preacher friend, Miller says, “I think the chief thing in effective ministry… is the presence of the Spirit in the […]

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