Category Archives: Holy Spirit

What is the Missional Church? — Ed Stetzer

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What is a Missional Church — Alan Hirsch

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“Each Christian, as a member of the royal priesthood, assumes special missionary responsibility in God’s mission according to his or her own abilities” — Klaus Detlev Schulz

Mission is thus more than a practical expression of the Church; it lies in the very nature of the Holy Spirit.  The mission is not at the disposal of the Church; both are at the disposal of the Spirit.  In … Continue reading

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The Testimony of a Convert from Hinduism — Please Pray for all Hindus to Convert to Christianity

God’s Spirit continues to bring people to faith in the true God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — by the power of God’s Word. Here is the testimony of a former Hindu man who is now, by God’s grace, … Continue reading

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The Secret of Church Multiplication — by Rev. Dr. Peter Meier

In the December 15 “Mission Moments” from the Center of US Missions, Dr. Meier writes, David Jackson, in his book, Planted: Starting Well, Growing Strong, emphasizes the same thing. He writes, “I’ll tell you the “Miracle Gro ®” secret right … Continue reading

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Fear of God. A Key to Growth? — Part 2

Last Monday, we focused on the first temptation the devil uses to make Americans indifferent to the fear and love of God. This week, we focus on two other temptations the devil uses to make people indifferent to fearing and … Continue reading

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“God is the Sending and Sent One” — Michael Frost

Michael Frost, speaking about the Triune God, says, If you can reduce being missional down to starting coffee shops and community gardens and being friendly to your neighbours, it will break my heart. … You can’t “go” missional. You can’t … Continue reading

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The Valley of Dry Bones — Michael Card

My prayer for the Christian church in the western world is that the Spirit of God will breathe new life into the hearts of lethargic Christians and resurrection life into the hearts of people who do not yet believe in … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Church? Really? — Rev. Michael Ruhl

Michael Ruhl of Center for Unites States Missions writes in the most recent edition of Mission Moments, Many of you saw it.  It was nothing less than a first-hand experience of history in the making.  There was Pope Francis – … Continue reading

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Something in the Water — Carrie Underwood

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