What is Prayer?

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  Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God… In Praise In Petition In Confession of Sin In Thanksgiving   What is Prayer? Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving.

The Place of the Holy Spirit

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I. The Old Testament Imagery of the Holy Spirit Ruach… The Spirit resting on Individuals like  Joseph, Artists, Prophets The Hope of an outpouring of God’s Spirit Joel 2:28  II. The New Testament Revelation of the Holy Spirit Jesus Conceived by the Holy Spirit Jesus Baptized and the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove The Spirit Raising […]

The Presence and work and role of the Holy Spirit

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John 14 God the Spirit lives with and in Christ’s followers (vs. 17b) God the Spirit is our Counselor He Counsels us by showing us the truth …the truth about God …the truth about Man …the truth about life He Counsels us by coming along side us (vs.16) He Counsels us by teaching and by […]

A Miraculous Faith

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Intro – why do some believe and others don’t I. A faith that gives life to the Dead (Eph. 2:1-3)  II. A faith that is given out of love and mercy (Eph. 2:4-9)  III. A faith that changes the way we think and act It changes the way we think about ourselves and others. … the way we think […]

Real Justification and Sanctification

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 Real Justification – Status A Legal Declaration outside of us A Once for all act Rooted in our union with Christ  Real Sanctification – Our Growth A Work of the Spirit in us An Ongoing process Rooted in our union with Christ   NCC Q# 32 What do justification and sanctification mean?   Justification means our […]

Real Love

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A Description of Love (I Cor. 13) A beautiful picture A bad problem A beneficial proposal  A Difficult Discussion about  God’s Love God is Love…but more than just love. Does God love us just the way we are? Is God’s love really unconditional?  A Defining act of love

NCC Q 31

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                      Real Faith in a Real God                 Intro – Jude 3   I.             Faith in God the Father Almighty A.    Powerful (Almighty) B.    Personal (Father)   II.           Faith in God’s Son Jesus Christ A.   Conceived by the Holy Spirit B.  Born of the Virgin Mary C.  Suffered under Pilate D.  Crucified, Dead, […]

REAL FAITH

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        A Real Faith   Galatians 2: 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the […]