The Second Blessing

My Experience I grew up going to two different churches where I never heard about what has been called “the second blessing” or the “baptism in the Holy Spirit”. It was only after I was in high school and was visiting a Pentecostal church with my friend that I began to learn about it (after…

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Finding the Balance Between Grace and Works

My long time friend, Mary Rock, once said to me, “In the river of God, it’s like you’re doing the breast stroke and I’m on a raft with a cooler.” She was referring to the fact that I tended to be very works-oriented and she was very grace-oriented. I thought she was telling me that…

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Dealing with Fear and Anxiety

I have noticed lately how many people say they are dealing with fear and anxiety. A lot of people are dealing with very stressful situations in their lives, which can produce anxiety, and for others, it may actually be a spirit of fear. I have also had to deal with this a lot in my…

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Understanding Spiritual Warfare Dreams and Prophetic Words/Unity

On Wednesday night, our small group at church started a series called “Letters to the Church“ by Francis Chan. We started by watching a video clip of Francis Chan talking about the book he wrote by the same title. He talked about how he went through a process of basically getting rid of all of…

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