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Cultivating Holy Desperation

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This message gives some practical tools to help cultivate Holy Desperation. I believe that God has given us some great insight through His word into how to nurture Holy Desperation in our lives so that we are in pursuit of Christ and His righteousness daily. Continue reading

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Holy Desperation

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Holy Desperation

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Jesus understood the power of an image connected with an idea. In this brief be-attitude Jesus presents the powerful image of someone who is desperate and connects it with the blessing of God’s reward Continue reading

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Be the tiger…

A man walking through the forest saw a fox that had lost its legs, and he wondered how it lived. Then he saw a tiger come up with game in its mouth. The tiger ate its fill and left the … Continue reading

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How to Sustain Spiritual Momentum

This morning I want to start by just asking you a question – if you could have been around for any single event in the life of Jesus, what would you choose? Now I am sure there are some in the room today who would love to have been there on that day in Bethlehem when God became flesh and Jesus was born. There might be some in the room that who would say, “I would love to have been there when Jesus stood outside the tomb of his friend Lazarus and called him forth and Lazarus came back from the dead.” Or maybe someone would say, “I would love to have been there on that early Sunday morning when Jesus Himself, after dying on the cross, raised Himself from the dead.” I know that’s what a lot of us would say. Perhaps there is even someone here today who would say, “I would have liked to have been there when Jesus turned water into wine.”

However, if I could have tagged along with Jesus, there’s another event that I would have chosen. I would have loved to be a part of the day where Peter, James and John accompanied Jesus and hiked up to the top of the mountain. And the Bible says that in Matthew 17, that when they got to the top of the mountain something happened, and the Bible describes it like this: it says that Jesus was transfigured. That word, if we go back to the original language is really the word “metamorphosis.” It means a change in form. And the Bible says that in that moment that He was transfigured, His face shone like the sun and His clothes were light as the light. And for one brief, fleeting moment, the glory of God, which had been contained there by the flesh of Jesus leaked out. What an unbelievable experience. And if that were not enough for Peter to get to witness, the Bible says that out of heaven appeared Elijah and Moses there in that scene. And then, out of the cloud comes a loud voice and God says, “This is my son, whom I love. With Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him.” Continue reading

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How to Safely Land after a Spiritual High

Today we are beginning a new two-week teaching series all about getting started and continuing on your spiritual journey. Now for those of you who have been part of a 40 Days spiritual journey that we?ve just completed here at Hanover Pentecostal Church, we?ve just come out of an incredible experience. But I understand there would be some of you here that are maybe here for the first time and when I talk about the 40 Days that we?ve just experienced ? you don?t know what we?re talking about. That?s okay, too. Because everybody could be at a starting point. You may be just at the beginning of the road of your spiritual journey ? that?s a starting point. You may be somewhere in the middle. You start where you are. And those of you who have been on a spiritual high, well you do know what that?s all about and we?re glad that you are here, too. Continue reading

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