We are filled with the Holy Spirit when we are controlled and influenced by God the Holy Spirit. Dr. Toussaint discusses the meaning of the filling of the Holy Spirit, the method of being filled with the Holy Spirit and the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: Luke 1:15, Luke 1:67, John 7:37-39, Acts 11:24, Acts 13:10
Topic: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
To walk by the spirit is to live with a moment-by-moment dependency on, and sensitivity to, the initial promptings of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit intends to produce in us the character of Jesus Christ. What does this look like? The fruit of the spirit, the most effective evangelistic tool we have.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Acts 2:1-11, Galatians 5:16-18, Galatians 2:20
Topic: Church Growth
Paul warns young Christians to be wary of legalistic pretending instead of grace-filled discipleship. Being obedient to the Holy Spirit means serving with a loving heart. We can do so and still appreciate a world of people without compromising our values or holding them in contempt.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Philippians 3:1-14
Sometimes we don't realize how "far down" Jesus had to go to save sinful man. I guess it's because we really can't get a handle on the holiness of God. A story I read really gave me a picture of what Jesus sacrificed to come from heaven's glory to "earth's dungeon" and be born a tiny, helpless infant. On June 5, 1978, a seven-year old boy named Martin Turgeon slipped off a...
Author: Jack Schull
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
The unnoticed women, the faces in the crowd that are overlooked are surprised by kindness. Most tourists step over beggars and the homeless instead of showing Christ's love by giving of their time and resources. Why do we walk by so easily? Maybe the nameless women were in shock; maybe they were angry. Whatever they were, they looked at us. Not a person passed us by that...
Author: Jeff Goins
Topic: Church and Culture, Evangelism, Missions
Dear Roger, I’ve celebrated Christmas more than 70 times in my lifetime. Tell me something I probably haven’t heard about the Christmas story, something I can apply to my life. Sincerely, Randy Dear Randy, One of the challenges facing pastors is how to be creative and do something special every year when Christmas rolls around. This problem reminds me of...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Micah 2:1-5, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
The Bible has a great deal to say about hope. In 1 Peter 3:15, Peter writes “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” Peter assumes that inquiries will come, not because unbelievers are curious about why we’re Christians, but because they sense a quality...
Author: Josh McDowell