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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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Empowerment: Is it In You?

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Coach in Your Corner

Pentecostals have existed for the last 100 years because they rediscovered the source of effective staying power for Christian service. Jesus called it the baptism in the Holy Spirit. The key to confidence for early Pentecostals was that they knew and experienced firsthand the infilling power of the Holy Spirit. “Is it in you?” Continue reading

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Guidance: Reading the Signals

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Coach in Your Corner

In the “game of life” a lot of what happens in the game is influenced by what happens in the benches. The difference between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat is summed up in this: As the play develops, are we able to respond not only to what we see, but also to what the Coach sees as He surveys the whole field? Sometimes our narrow understanding of game strategy and our restricted vantage point limits our ability to make the right calls. That’s why we need a Coach. If we’re going to fulfill the key role that God has called us to in life’s game, we’ll need to be able to read the signals as they come from the Holy Spirit. Continue reading

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Position: Playing Where it Counts

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Coach in Your Corner

The Holy Spirit?s work as Coach is to place you where you will best optimize the team objective. It?s the Spirit who recruits and gifts you. It?s the Spirit who has placed you in the body, wherever you?ve come from, Jew or Greek, slave or free, for a specific purpose and to play a specific position in the divine plan.If you assume that all we?re talking about here is who will teach the junior high students, or who?ll be an usher, you?re making a profound mistake and missing a powerful point. God has a game plan for accomplishing His greater vision and purposes through His body, the Church. Wherever we happen to find ourselves, we?re never a lone ranger, or playing a solo sport. We always operate as part of something bigger. We?re on team Jesus, part of the body of Christ, the Church. Continue reading

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