The Holy Spirit is the means by which we experience the power and presence of the Father and the reality of Jesus, here and now.
This is the missing link in the Christian faith today: continuing in the grace of God.
We preachers must remember the power is in the gospel, not in all of our well-intended long winded preaching.
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Psalm 48 points us away from the earthly temple to God himself, the ultimate citadel of strength and protection.
We must cease trying to get the Bible to live in our categories and begin to move ourselves into the category of the Bible.
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What Are the Mighty Works of God’s Kingdom? (A Study in the Gospel of Matthew with Ben Witherington)
Jesus’ miracles are visible signs that God’s saving reign was truly breaking into history in the ministry of Jesus.
We often develop strategies, objectives, plans, outcomes, and metrics to replace our trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
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False prophets make good strategists: They start with the leadership, because influenced and compromised leaders can cripple communities.
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The most typical pattern of Holy Spirit-commissioning is to simply "send people on their way" and to give direction along the journey.
Nothing quenches the Holy Spirit more and self-disqualifies a person from the game like the categories of "called to ministry," and "just a layperson."