Category Archives: Baptism in the Holy Spirit

O God, Why? #3

As we had learned in the last post, the suffering of the follower of Jesus, has more than a few good and godly purposes.  1) Suffering serves as means of God’s loving correction in our lives. 2) Suffering is a … Continue reading

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Same Circumstances; Two Very Different Streams

Back in May of 2009 the animated movie UP was released. My family loves this movie, which begins on a sour note, as Mr. Fredrickson’s (the old guy) wife has recently died. Shortly thereafter Mr. Fredrickson meets Russel (the little boy). … Continue reading

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Father… Do Things We Are Not Looking For!!!

Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down!  That the mountains might shake at your presence—As fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil—To make Your name know to Your adversaries, that the nations may … Continue reading

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