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Living in the Spirit (Part 4) – Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Living in the Spirit (Part 4) – Fruit of the Holy Spirit Why am I writing a series of devotions about Holy Spirit? I’m convicted, for that matter, deeply convicted that I need to write a series of devotions about Holy Spirit. Some of my motivation comes from teachings and practices that invoke the name...

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Living in the Spirit (Part 3) – Function of Holy Spirit

Living in the Spirit (Part 3) – Function of Holy Spirit Why am I writing a series of devotions about Holy Spirit? I’m convicted, for that matter, deeply convicted that I need to write a series of devotions about Holy Spirit. Some of my motivation comes from teachings and practices that invoke the name of...

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Living in the Spirit (Part 2) – Holy Spirit is a Person

Living in the Spirit (Part 2) – Holy Spirit is a Person Why am I writing a series of devotions about Holy Spirit? I’m convicted, for that matter, deeply convicted that I need to write a series of devotions about Holy Spirit. Some of my motivation comes from teachings and practices that invoke the name...

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Living in the Spirit (Part 1) — Holy Spirit is God

Living in the Spirit (Part 1) — Holy Spirit is God I’m convicted that I need to write a series of devotions about Holy Spirit. Some of my motivation comes from teachings and practices that invoke the name of Holy Spirit but are inconsistent with the Bible. Holy Spirit often gets credit or blame for...

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The Church is in Need of Titusitis

The Church is in Need of Titusitis The church is in need of Titusitis. What? After all, itis denotes something abnormal so why do we want the church to be abnormal? We don’t wish the abnormal conditions of sinusitis, bronchitis, arthritis and certainly not appendicitis on anyone. So why Titusitis? Because the normal state of...

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Available for the Purposes of God

Available for the Purposes of God Our “2020 Theme” is Availability.  Specifically, our availability for the purposes of God. How would you describe your availability for the purposes of God? How would you describe your availability in terms of your time, desire, effort, priorities, and stewardship? As I examined Acts 8:26-40, I learned 5 things about...

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Fog of War

Fog of War Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer and philosopher who lived in ancient China in and around 500 BC. Sun Tzu is the author of The Art of War, an influential work of military strategy even to this day. Even though Sun Tzu described it in his book, mainly how to cause it, the...

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Bubble Church

Bubble Church My grandchildren are crazy about bubbles. They like to play with anything that involves bubbles. They like blowing bubbles, bubble bath and bubble wrap. They blow bubbles and chase bubbles and watch bubbles ascend toward heaven. It fascinates them and they run around and laugh and scream like a bunch of crazy people. In...

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Priority of Worship

Priority of Worship We have a few phrases that we use to describe what we do on Sunday mornings. Some say, “we’re going to church.” Others say, “it’s time for Sunday services.” The remaining few will say, “it’s time for worship.”  Regardless of the term we may use, I think we’d all agree that our priority on...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving is upon us and Christmas is approaching. All of this comes with a range of emotions, memories and expectations. The emotions are impacted by the joy of new birth and the grief of those loved ones that have past on and can no longer sit around the table and eat and laugh...