Holy Spirit

Created on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 / Administration
Tags: Rick Warren, ministry, definition, core, churches, eternity, decisions, body, unit, Holy Spirit, order, God
Ministry is too important to be done haphazardly. How we’re leading in the core of our churches has to do with life-changing, eternity-consequential decisions. Therefore, we need to think through what ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 09 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Os Hillman, Warriors, Tourists, local church, Holy Spirit, kingdom, College of Prayer, church growth, movement, Peter Wagner, validation, affirmation
... is subscribed to by 200,000 people worldwide each day. www.TodayGodIsFirst.com  ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 / Growth
Tags: Ron Edmondson, church, growth, numbers, healthy, Holy Spirit, believers, seasons
Here is an example of a common question I receive: My church is not growing. People come, but they do not stay. We’ve analyzed all the majors and feel we are doing what we should, but they do not stay. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Joe McKeever, price, pastor, opinion, controversy, political correctness, community, stance, coward, courage, Holy Spirit, Martin Luther King Jr.
Once in a while, a pastor has to make a tough call. Do you speak out on a controversial issue or not? Yes, you could come down hard on the latest political correctness issue dividing the country and enraging ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 / Marketplace
Tags: Dan Reiland, Pastor's Coach, megachurches, Jesus, 12Stone, heart of God, Holy Spirit
I love to eat! When I was in high school, I would go for a day or two without eating and never even notice. We had plenty of food; I was just busy with other things. Now I barely go for an hour ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 10 June 2013 / Evangelism
Tags: Sean Dunn, Interruption, Groundwire, Invitation, Great Commission, showing up, social media, Holy Spirit
... truth and hope with you.” But in 2003, my philosophy began to change because God began to amplify the Great Commission in my heart and He began to refine my demographic.   Up until that point, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 / Adversity
Tags: Blame, God, Joe McKeever, cowardice, offense, preacher, Holy Spirit, courageous, Bible, fear
The spirit of cowardice lives and thrives in churches these days. It has a corner in the office of many a pastor and makes whimpering sounds familiar to many of us: “You don’t want to do that. It might ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Jack Hayford, holiness, Bible, Holy Spirit, Godhead, hallowed, mind, emotions, habits, conditions
As often as the word holy is used by Christians, you’d think that we could all agree on a uniform understanding of its meaning. We read our “Holy” Bibles. We receive “Holy” Communion. We sing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Joey Bonifacio, supernatural, natural, Simeon, Luke, Holy Spirit, relationship, power, force, wind
Simeon was righteous and devout. What distinguished him from other people who were righteous and devout was that the Holy Spirit was with him. This seemingly ordinary man was living a supernatural life ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 / Growth
Tags: Ron Phillips, Holy Spirit, gifts, church, divine, dependent, dangers
A young man in my last church cut off three of his fingers while cutting a piece of paneling in a van customizing shop. As he was being rushed to the hospital, he was asked, “Where are the fingers?” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 / Multi-Ethnic Ministry
Tags: Invisible Church, multi-ethnic, vision, example, change, Holy Spirit, Jews, Gentiles, congregations, friendships
In 1990 my wife, Karen, and I began an endeavor that would forever change our lives. What began as a church plant became a radical reordering of our personal priorities and approach to ministry. We became ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 25 April 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Pray, church, growing, struggling, leadership, Holy Spirit
Your church isn’t growing, and you can’t figure out why. That’s always a tough place to lead and live. You aren’t alone. In fact, you may be among the majority of churches in the U.S. that are struggling ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 / Vision
Tags: Authority, God's Word, Proactive, Holy Spirit
Be proactive and decisive as you declare God's Word over your life. “‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope’” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 / Uncategorised
Tags: Holy Spirit, Personality, R.T. Kendall, Differences
A pleasant personality can look like the fruit of the Spirit. There are people who are just simply nice. They are sweet, friendly and cheerful. They are the type of people you want to be around all the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Holy Spirit, prayer, revival, breakthrough
... is one of the nation's largest congregations, with some 30,000 weekly attendees. Derek Prince (1915-2003)Perhaps the best-known Bible teacher in the modern charismatic movement, this dignified British ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 / Cutting Edge
Tags: Tongues, Holy Spirit, prayer language
The gift of tongues is still very much in evidence today. It is not meant to replace normal Christian responsibilities or minimize the importance of the Bible, but it will enhance all the good things of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 28 December 2012 / Prayer
Tags: Joel hunter, prayer, holy spirit
How is a guy supposed to pray? These five prayers are simple, and they always get results! Prayer is tough for men. We like to have the answers before we talk, even to God. We are not much for "processing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 December 2012 / Cutting Edge
Tags: J. Lee Grady, prayer, Holy Spirit, Newtown massacre, Connecticut shooting, Sandy hook Elementary, shooting, tragedy
Some members of my church gathered near the altar last Sunday to pray for those affected by the recent school massacre in Connecticut. Our pastor had a list of the victims, and he asked that we mention ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 / Evangelism
Tags: Treasure, hunters, lost, souls, Holy Spirit, clues, needy
 The clues on our treasure map led us to a home improvement store, where we began looking for our treasure—someone with “red hair,” “headache,” “Ralph,” and “back problem” were among our clues.  ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 14 December 2012 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: spiritual abuse, merchandisers, don't get stupid, water down the gospel, release people into ministry, insecure pastors, bubble machines at church, ignore evangelism, great commission, prayer, prayerlessness, ...
Lee Grady penned a no-nonsense article last week cleverly titled “10 Stupid Things Ministers Should Never Do.” The ministry of Dr. Mary Ann Brown left an impression on Lee, and in his article he recalled ... [ +++ ]
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