Category Archives: Baptism in the Holy Spirit

What does it mean to be a Pentecostal Church?

Encounter Church, the fellowship I am privileged to pastor, is an Assembly of God fellowship of Christians. This means that Encounter Church is a Pentecostal fellowship. It is my firm belief that the Church of Jesus Christ, in every age … Continue reading

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“To Be or Not to Be HOLY!!!” IV

It is my sincere understanding that God has always wanted to walk with those who were created in His image. From the beginning of the creation of man, YHWH walk with Adam and Eve in the garden. As they commiserated … Continue reading

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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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