As always in the Body of Christ we ought to listen to & learn from one another with humility. We are part of a kingdom that transcends & outlasts denominations, streams & movements. For this reason we need to recognise the value & need of every part of the universal Church. We are not competitors but partners in the gospel. With that said this message begins to look at what Pentecostal's teach about the Baptism with the Holy Spirit. Pointing out how we are Pentecostal primarily because of what we believe about the Baptism with the Holy Spirit. With the Challenge being: If we don't be ourselves nobody else will be.
Key Bible Text: Matthew 3:11
Series: Holy Spirit
Listen to visiting speaker Jon Eastlick, from Illinois, USA, challenge & inspire Christians to wake up & live in the real world for Jesus.
In this message we take a quick run through church history in order to discover how church became over-associated with buildings rather than being a movement of everyday disciples. Church is not meant to be a place or meeting Christian's turn up at once or twice a week, church is who Christian's are everyday. Church is dependant on people, not buildings.
This message looks at the Greek word ekklesia translated church in most English translations of the Bible. The message explains how the term was understood at the time the New Testament was written & encourages us to rethink church in light of such understanding. Church is a gathering of people called out for the good of the community they find themselves in!
In this introductory message we ask the question: What is Jesus building in the Rep of Ireland today? In 1 Chronicles 12:32 it says of the men of the tribe of Issachar, that they were "men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do." We could become experts in understanding the time & context of the NT (which is important). However unless we also understand the time & context of Ireland today we may miss what Jesus is building in our generation that is desperately longing for a fresh expression of Church.
The final part of the series on Paul's portrait of love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 focuses on the words "Love... it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth". It also turns us to the story of Jesus in the house of Simon the Pharisee when Jesus has his feet washed by the tears of a sinful woman. We learn how love never rejoices at the sin or downfall of others. Instead love rejoices in the Gospel which can change us & others to love the way that Jesus loves.
Greater Glory (Haggai 2:1-9)
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