Posts

HOLY SPIRIT SERIES

PRAYING AND WALKING IN THE SPIRIT
Series: Ignited By The Spirit                          
5th  & 12th  March 2017

INTRODUCTION Pentecostalism and Charismatic churches are the fastest growing stream of Christianity in the world today, the movement is reshaping religion in the twenty-first century. This growth is what you see now in all of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Almost all the largest churches in any country are from this stream of Christianity. The big emphasis in these churches are:  1. Christ the Savior, 2. Christ the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit, 3. Christ the Healer and 4. Christ the king who is returning soon.  

Acts 1: 4-5, 8“….. “8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  ESV The big thing in this movement is the baptism in the Holy Spirit which is always followed by speaking in tongues.  This part of this movement has been a place for controver…

GOD THE FATHER

Image
GCC Message 2 Sunday, February 12, 2017 This month we introduced a message on who God is. Today we are going to describe who the Father is, which will give us a context for understanding the study that we are about to begin on the Holy Spirit. I.THE NAMES OF GOD TheOld Testment has many Hebrew Names that describe our God. Through these names we getto know and understand our God. El Shaddai:“God Almighty.” The derivation is uncertain. Some think it stresses God’s loving supply and comfort; others His power as the Almighty one standing on a mountain and who corrects and chastens (Gen. 17:1; 28:3; 35:11; Ex. 6:1; Ps. 91:1, 2).  Yahweh Elohim Israel:“The Lord, the God of Israel.” Identifies Yahweh as the God of Israel in contrast to the false gods of the nations (Jud. 5:3.; Isa. 17:6). Adonai: Like Elohim, this too is a plural of majesty. The singular form means “master, owner.” Stresses man’s relationship to God as his master, authority, and provider (Gen. 18:2; 40:1; 1 Sam. 1:15; Ex. 21:1-6…