Tag Archives: Acts

Grow

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Church on Fire

One thing you quickly notice when you read through the book of Acts and the other letters to the churches found in the New Testament is that growth is normal. Wherever there is a description about the impact and the activity of the church there is also recognition to the growth taking place… Continue reading

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Equip

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Church on Fire

Equipping is empowerment…being equipped means you have the power to do something. When we look at the Church of Acts we discover that the believers walked in the understanding that God equipped them for what He called them too and that He gifted the church with leaders to prepare them (or “perfect”) them for acts of service (that is using the giftings, abilities God had equipped them with) in the kingdom. The church today must regain this concept of being a place where people discover how God has equipped them for ministry and then are prepared, encouraged, and released into their calling (which is an ongoing process)… Continue reading

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INSPIRE

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Church on Fire

The church of Acts is acurately described with the word “inspire”. Not only were they inspired but they were also inspiring to the world around them. No one could say that this church “blended in”. Could we say the same for the church today? Continue reading

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The Seal of the Spirit: Winning the Race

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Coach in Your Corner

Paul says (in Ephesians 1:13-14) the Holy Spiri tis God’s guarantee that we’re going to make it. That when the race is run, and the game of life is done, you and I who have put our confidence in Christ will find our place in the winner’s circle. Continue reading

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Performance: Spirit Filled Living

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series The Coach in Your Corner

Today we are going to take some time and think for a while about “Performance: Spirit-Filled Living”. We?ve been recruited, given spiritual gifts, baptized in the Holy Spirit.Now, what does this really mean to us? Does it make a difference in us? Should it make a difference? If your answer is “yes” to these questions, then the next question I want to ask you is, OK – so how will this happen? How will this difference come about? Continue reading

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