Posts tagged with ‘Holy Spirit’

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Submission to God’s Will

by Pastor Dave

I wonder if the Apostle Paul ever got frustrated in the will of God? Acts 21-28 tell all about his life as a prisoner on the way to Rome in the custody of a Roman centurion. The Jews were ready to tear him limb from limb, and so he refused to go to Jerusalem and, […]

The Power of the Holy Spirit

by Pastor Dave

In Acts 19, Paul introduces twelve Ephesians to the Holy Spirit. For two years, Paul teaches in Ephesus. God’s word is confirmed by the miracles that occur in Paul’s ministry.  The power of God changes many lives in Ephesus thanks to Paul’s accurate scriptural teaching about the Holy Spirit. Seven sons of Sceva, the Jewish […]

Disagreeing Disciples

by Pastor Dave

In Acts 15:36-41, “The son of encouragement” and the greatest writer in the New Testament, “Had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company.”(Acts 15:39 NIV) Barnabas and Paul, one of the New Testament’s dynamic duos, parted company and resumed ministry with new companions. Even spiritual giants disagree sometimes. This week we will explore why […]

Open Ears

by Pastor Dave

  If you were asked what happened in Acts Chapter Two on the day of Pentecost, how would you answer? You might answer that the Church was birthed, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the disciples, the gift of tongues was given, Peter preached his first sermon, or Joel chapter two was fulfilled.  These […]

Left Behind Water Jars

by Pastor Dave

John Chapter 4 records the story of the Samaritan woman meeting Jesus at Jacob’s well. Around lunchtime, she left her house and male companion with her empty water jar. One thing was on her mind – get to the well and return with a full vessel without encountering any condescending neighbors. Her existence depended upon […]

Jesus, The Holy Spirit, and Water

by Pastor Dave

In the first three chapters of the Gospel of John, water and the Holy Spirit take a back seat only to Jesus. Chapter one describes John the Baptist baptizing with water for the forgiveness of sin. He tells inquiring Jewish leaders that one among them, whom they do not recognize, will baptize with the Holy […]