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Fervent Prayer [Colossians Pt. 21]

How is your prayer life? Have you ever felt like it should be more dynamic, like you should be more engaged? There are many lessons to be learned in prayer, but it really is less about technique than about heart. … Continue reading

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Looking For Love; He Loved Your Fathers

If I asked you to give me an Old Testament text that most clearly proclaimed the unconditional and free love of God, what would it be? As I have been leading our people through a study of God’s love in … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts [Final Paper for Class]

The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts and Their Use Approaching the doctrine of Spiritual Gifts is at once a necessary and difficult task. In our time where these Gifts have been twisted and distorted and ultimately recolored in the view of … Continue reading

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Looking for Love; It’s Source and Supply

What is love? In order to define it from a post-modern philosophical perspective it is just a certain way the chemicals in your brain respond to specific stimuli. It is nothing more than the firing of a synapse.  From a … Continue reading

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Getting It Together [Understanding Spiritual Gifts pt 8]

Now it is time to tie up any loose ends and instruct the Corinthians in what it means to be the Church of Jesus Christ.  As the Apostle Paul closes this section of his epistle, this is what he does. … Continue reading

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Function to Foundation [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.4]

Looking at the Gifts of the Spirit by following the Apostle Paul’s teaching on them to the Corinthians seems to push us away from the standard way many of us think about them. The entire twelfth chapter of 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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Baptism of the Spirit [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.3]

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Just that phrase brings to mind for many the idea of ecstatic utterances and extraordinary experiences. But as we look at the text of 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 we see that there is no indication … Continue reading

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Unified, Edified, Glorified [Understanding Spiritual Gifts Pt.1]

We have begun a new series on the topic of understanding the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit.” Continuing from the theme of discipleship which we finished last week, it is a fitting series to embark upon. Being disciples of Jesus … Continue reading

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