Category Archives: Holy Spirit

7 resources for spiritual maturity

Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading

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Why do I feel so torn?

If you are a teacher in the Church or one who influences other followers of Christ, please make sure they understand the painful reality of the tension they will experience and how torn they will feel because of God’s Spirit living in them. The Christian life is one of tension between the already and the not yet. Continue reading

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3 characteristics of true Christians

If we compromise on #’s 2 & 3, we’ll cut the power line to # 1. Spiritual growth should deepen our commitments to #’s 2 & 3. Without this we will not experience # 1. Continue reading

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The Conflict We Didn’t Tell You About

Are we helping new believers understand the challenges and difficulties of the Christian life? Continue reading

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What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit?

Are you obeying the command to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Continue reading

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Reflections on the Spirit-filled life

Five reflections for individual believers and local Churches and three practical steps to take. Continue reading

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Relationship agreement

Apply this in all relationships – marriage and family, local church, small group… Continue reading

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What is the fruit of the Spirit?

After considering a brief explanation of each virtue in the fruit (singular) of the Spirit, we will apply the fruit of the Spirit as a covenant of shared life or community. Continue reading

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Nine permanent spiritual gifts

The purpose of the permanent gifts is the building up of the body of Christ to the glory of God. The permanent gifts function on the foundation of the temporary gifts, which functioned until the close of the apostolic age. Continue reading

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Defining Spiritual Gifts

A spiritual gift is a God-given ability that functions through a member of the body of Christ for the benefit of the entire body to the glory of God. These gifts are given according to God’s will, based on God’s … Continue reading

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