Last night, I showed this message from three years back on the nature of what the New Testament calls, “praying in the Spirit”. That’s what happens when a person prays in a language they don’t understand.Anyway, I showed this to a class I’m leading on Wednesday nights on the Holy Spirit. After watching the message, I thought it explained a … Read More
Last Sunday’s message focused on the Holy Spirit and how the disciples of Jesus sought him out and found him and how we must do the same. Check out this message here that focuses on the essential ingredient of the Holy Spirit in our lives!
Yesterday’s message at First Assembly Community Ministries continued our series called “#filled” that focuses on the Spirit-filled life. In this message, I focused on the 9 gifts of the Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12 and on the fact that God gives gifts that meet us in very practical ways in life. Check out the video below for some great … Read More
Speaking in tongues, glossolalia, praying in the spirit. This New Testament practice remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood elements of Christian spirituality. The Church often disagrees with itself about it, and an onlooking, unbelieving thinks it’s outrageous. Learn more here in the message below about the power of praying languages the speakers don’t themselves understand. There’s some incredible … Read More
Here is #7 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q #7: If I can’t understand what I’m praying about when I pray in the Spirit, how do I know when my prayers are answered?A: This is a great question because many people … Read More
What follows below is the third post in my 31 Questions series on this blog. To learn more about “31 Questions” or to see answers to question number 1 or 2, just do a search above for “31 Questions”.Q #3: When someone speaks in tongues, do they know they are doing it or does it makes sense to them? This … Read More
Q: What are the physical gifts of the Spirit (i.e. speaking in tongues) and where are the passages that talk about them? This question was handed in on a note card a couple of weeks ago. In some ways, I would say that all the gifts of the Spirit are “physical” in that they all (whether the gift of serving … Read More
On Sunday evening, May 19 at 6PM, we’ll be offering a two-hour focus on the infilling of the Holy Spirit. I’ve not been at First Assembly long enough to know if anything like this has been done here, but I can say I’ve never seen a church offer this kind of experience to help their people grow in their experience … Read More