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What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? Some make this refer to an experience limited to a select few whereas others ignore its importance completely. What does it mean? The idea is that the believer’s life is to be under the control and direction of the Holy Spirit. This control leads to conduct that is in conformity to the word of God. To be filled with the Spirit means: the Spirit of God, controls the people of God, by means of the word of God. When the believer takes heed to the Word of God they are filled with the Spirit of God.

Resources for Spiritual Growth – Part 2

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Our Pastor has made it a high priority that we actively pursue and create opportunities to tell others about Jesus. He has taken the focus off us and redirected it to the proclamation of the good news about Jesus to those not now part of our church - to friends, working colleagues, neighbours, and family members who are outside the family of God.

BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE – be careful who you point your finger ...

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We normally don't require any strategy for talking about things about which we are passionate. Most of us could go on infinitum about our favorite sports team. We are not trying to land a 'knock-out punch' here, or close the sale. That's God's job. So why not simply tell others, "One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see."? (John 9:25). There is nothing as effective as a personal testimony!


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What if you weren’t sure that you would be raised from the dead? What if you had doubts? What if you thought that this life may well be all there is? Perhaps you would have a foot in both camps. Perhaps you would live as if this life is all there is, but try and be a Christian at the same time. What would that look like?


A Foot in Both Camps

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Sometimes little decisions are much bigger than they may appear at first glance. Let’s say that my boss at work wants me to stay back late, but it’s Bible study night. Should I go to Bible study? Or should I stay at work? It seems to be rare that someone would fall away from the faith by making a one time decision that Christianity is not true. Usually people drift away from the faith, slowly.

Little Big Decisions – sweat the small stuff

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We know that many in the world will now blame “Christian fundamentalism” on this act in Norway. In time, and escalated because of these types of violent acts driven by demonic forces, Bible believing Christians will be told they can no longer say Jesus Christ is the only way to God. It will be a hate crime. As was the case in the 911 terrorist attack in 2001, the Norway shootings will be used to further the progress of a one-world unified religion that will have no place for the Bible-believing Christian.

Anders Berhring Breivik (Norway Killer) – Christian Fundamentalist or Religious ...

"...there are many ways in which the faith of Christ may be marred and spoiled, without being positively denied. And here we venture to think is the very reason that so much religion called Christian, is not truly Evangelical. The Gospel in fact is a most curiously and delicately compounded medicine, and a medicine that is very easily spoiled." Rev. J. C. Ryle D.D. 1816–1900AD

5 Easy Ways to Totally Spoil the Gospel