Ephesians 5:18

December 28, 2013Daily Reading

18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:18 Encouragement

December 28, 2013Pastor's Blog

Continuing in Faith – It’s over! We’ve come to the end of this Advent season with the hustle and bustle of Christmas behind us. Now the journey begins…the FAITH journey. It’s not a journey to be taken lightly. We will surely walk through some dark valleys as well as have glorious mountain top experiences. But do you know the most important thing needed for this journey? The scripture above should give you a hint. We need the Holy Spirit. The scripture is clear – we need to be CONSTANTLY FILLED. … Read More

Acts 2:38

December 27, 2013Daily Reading

38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:38 Encouragement

December 27, 2013Pastor's Blog

Baptism in water is an outward representation of inward realities. In Biblical symbolism, water represents inner cleansing (Ephesians 5:26, Hebrews 10:22,) and spiritual rebirth (John 3:5,). Water baptism is an act of faith in which we testify, both to God and to the world,  that the person we were before is dead and buried, and we are raised as a new creation in Christ. This is beautifully illustrated by these Scriptures: “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the … Read More

Acts 2:33

December 26, 2013Daily Reading

33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.

Acts 2:33 Encouragement

December 26, 2013Pastor's Blog

Jesus Christ is Alive & Pouring The risen King is alive and pouring. We see Jesus filled the believers with the gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2. This gift was not just meant for the early believers, but for all those who live in these last days. The gift of the Holy Spirit empowers believers to overcome sin and to share the gospel with those who are without Christ. A new day has arrived and the body of Christ increases rapidly. Will you resolve to know the gift … Read More

Acts 2:17-18

December 25, 2013Daily Reading

17 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

Acts 2:4

December 24, 2013Daily Reading

4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 2:4 Encouragement

December 24, 2013Pastor's Blog

As the scripture says, all were filled, not just the Apostles. The Holy Spirit could now come into the hearts and lives of all Believers to abide permanently.  They began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled or equipped them.  This act was not initiated by them, but initiated by the Holy Spirit.   As we approach this Christmas holiday, remember the best gift of all is Jesus!   One of His many gifts to us is the gift of the Holy Spirit. By receiving this precious gift we … Read More

Acts 1:5-8 Encouragement

December 23, 2013Pastor's Blog

Your Healing will Witness- In this passage Jesus gives us a promise that we will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. There are two questions that need to be answered once reading this: How do we receive the Holy Spirit? What does that power mean for our lives? Answer one: One of the greatest gifts we can ask for as Christians is for The Holy Spirit. Receiving the Holy Spirit is simple, just ask God for it in faith. Answer two: The power that we receive … Read More