Men of a Different Spirit (Part 2)

Numbers 14:24 – “My servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly.” Over the past few years I have come to understand in a deep and personal way something of what it takes to follow the vision of God in one’s life. I have...

A Prayer for Fruitfulness

Reading: 2 Timothy 2:20–26; James 1:5–8 ‘Lord make me that I may become… ‘Lord show me that I may become… ‘Lord give me that I may become…’ This threefold prayer contains, I believe, very important elements for growth. The first line of the prayer...

Work of the Holy Spirit

1. JAMES 4:5 – “The Spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely” * Jealous Spirit Galatians 5:16-18 – “the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature” CONVICTION 2. EPHESIANS 1:18 – “the eyes of your heart may be enlightened” *Spirit of Wisdom...

Fruitbearing

Reading: John 15:1–8; Luke 12:16–21 Fruitfulness is a necessary part of discipleship. In fact, it could be said that fruitfulness is the goal of discipleship. The outcome of growth in personal holiness and gift ought to be effectiveness for the sake of the Kingdom of...

Redeeming the Time

Reading: Ephesians 5:8–20 ‘Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil’ (Ephesians 5:15, 16). Another translation urges us to ‘make the best use of the time’. This seems an awesome...

Men of a Different Spirit

* Num. 14:24 – “My servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly.” * Is. 11:2 – “The Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.” 1. SPIRIT OF HUMILITY...

The price must be paid

I have often been saddened by why so many Christians seem to wander around in a state of semi-forgiveness – they know what the Bible says about forgiveness and they say they have forgiven the (usually) people involved in their hurt – yet they have no...

Obscenity?

I became aware of this over a week ago – and spent a few minutes looking online at their justification for spending $130 million on buildings – I know I must waste money, I know I am not as sacrificial as I should be, I know God expects more of me –...

Which way will you choose?

Anyone who heard Bob speak would probably be familiar with his quoting of John Oxenhams poem shown below. I guess as you read the question is obvious, which way will you choose today? “To every man there openeth A Way, and Ways, and a Way, And the High Soul...

Passivity of Spirit

[These notes are taken from an outline used by Bob Gordon and offer insight and instruction in how to resist becoming passive in our spirits and therefore succumbing to less than God has intended for us – in all of these posts we shall leave the orginal notes as...
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