Does The Holy Spirit Baptize

The Great Helper Series: Does the Holy Spirit Baptize?

You can listen to the audio from this message here   You may have heard about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit but did you know the experience is not just Pentecostal doctrine but Biblical truth? Read Acts 1: 4-5, 8 The Bible clearly teaches that: 1. The Holy Spirit Baptized us in Jesus When…

Is the Holy Spirit Charismatic

The Great Helper Series: Is the Holy Spirit Charismatic?

You can listen to the audio from this message here Charismatic comes from the Greek work Charisma. The Charismatic Movement began in the 1960s and is similar to Pentecostalism in beliefs and practices. Fundamental to the movement is the use of spiritual gifts (charismata). Charisma is the immediate enablement of the Holy Spirit in the…

Is the Holy Spirit Charismatic

The Great Helper Series: Is the Holy Spirit Pentecostal?

Listen to the sermon! Is the Holy Spirit Pentecostal? There are many denominations, what is important is that we follow the word of God and not a denomination. We are Pentecostal if it means we believe: Fully in the Person and works of the Holy Spirit That every believer needs to have a vital, personal…

Why is the Christian World-View Collapsing-

WHY IS THE CHRISTIAN WORLD-VIEW COLLAPSING?

  Back in the 16th century, William Tyndale was persecuted, imprisoned, strangled, and his body burned at the stake. Why? Because he worked to translate the Scriptures into English and get copies of the Bible to the average person. Influenced by Luther and others, Tyndale was an integral part of the Reformation that spread God’s…

Money

The Christian, Money and Giving

  “And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say…

Jesus

What is the Cost of Being a Follower of Jesus?

Luke 14:25-33, Luke 9:23-26, Matthew 16:24-26 What is a disciple? A dictionary definition: ‘A disciple is a follower, or student of a teacher, leader or philosopher.’   All of Jesus’ disciples were learners required to abide in His word… John 8:32-42. This meant not only that they were to listen to what He said, but…

Creation

Creation: The Foundation of the Christian Faith

I am sure many of us have the following questions: Why do I exist? Is there a God who created me or do I exist because of some kind of a process- some kind of chance event?   Of course we are familiar with the term “evolution” and throughout this message we want to resolve…

Prayer

The Nature of Prayer

Our study, found in the eighteenth chapter of Luke, follows the passage on the parable of the persistent widow.  In that parable our Lord stresses the need of prayer. He puts it very bluntly: Men must either pray or faint; there is no other choice. If we are praying then we are not fainting and…

Holy Bible

The Authority of the Word

The Bible text for today’s sermon is 2 Timothy 3:1-17.   There is a very definite link between moral decline and the authority of Scripture. Adherence, obedience to the written Word of God… Is the only way to remain in the faith in days like today!   You know well that the Word of God has…

Drawing Interest

The text for today’s sermon is 2 Corinthians 8:1-5. A study of the New Testament reveals that financial stewardship is very important and a very spiritual topic, much like the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. There are infallible principles that cannot be ignored; and when implemented, they carry with them the blessing of God. 1.  THE…