Recovering Biblical Spirituality, Part 9

Chapter Three (continued) Coming to Jesus is not spiritual retirement. Entering into God’s rest is not inactivity. In God’s rest, natural activity will increase, capacity for responsibility will increase because of His enabling grace. Jesus’ answer, “I am the bread of life,” indicates that our faith is not in what He does but in who […]

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Recovering Biblical Spirituality, Part 8

Chapter Three (continued) Jesus is the bread of life. Whose bread are you eating? Whose table are you begging at? Paul commanded you to “eat your own bread.” Learn how to feed yourself the bread of life. Work to earn the spiritual substance that comes only through employment in the Great Commission. The whole purpose […]

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Recovering Biblical Spirituality, Part 7

Chapter Three The evident purpose of God is that His people in the Christian religious system, that they are brought to the unity of the faith, the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man. The measurement of this perfection is by the hope of the people of God becoming a corporate expression […]

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Recovering Biblical Spirituality, Part 6

Chapter Two (continued) There will always be men of faith who will give themselves with a whole range of different motives, to put the infirm in at the troubling of the waters. The mind is presented with the caricature of a grotesque three-legged race, the able-bodied carrying those ravaged with disease, stepping on the palsied, […]

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Recovering Biblical Spirituality, Part 5

Chapter Two (continued) The paralyzed man was waiting on a Move of God, but he got a visitation from Jesus! There is a difference between a revival or move of God and a visitation. These terms are synonymous one with the other in some circles, but there is indeed a vast difference between the two. […]

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Recovering Biblical Spirituality, Part 4

Chapter Two (continued) Who would claim that newcomers to the Pentecostal stream receive the quality and depth of experience that Parham, Bartleman, or Seymour enjoyed when the Azusa revival was at its zenith? When I became a pastor in the early 80s, I sought out a stream to identify the flock with. The Charismatic move […]

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Recovering Biblical Spirituality, Part 3

Chapter Two Picture Jesus walking in among the multitude of sick folk at Bethesda. The smell of filthy bandages and excrement stung his nostrils. All around him scrawny necks craned pale faces toward the surface of the pool waiting for the troubling of the water. Certainly, he knew what he came to do. He never […]

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Recovering Biblical Spirituality, Part 2

Chaper One (continued) Discipleship in Christ is a lifelong, all-encompassing involvement of the Spirit of Christ and the principles of the Word of God in each area of your life.  A distinction must be made between Biblical Spirituality and the prevailing Christian religious system. Is the Christ of Christianity the Christ of the Bible? Is […]

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Recovering Biblical Spirituality, Part 1

Chapter One Twentieth-century Christianity is as far removed from its first-century counterpart as Herodian Judaism in Jesus’ day was from the Temple of Solomon. The Jewish religious system prevalent in Jesus’ time strayed from the pure, vital worship of Jehovah, denigrating into a corrupt, politicized monstrosity. This system flourished under Herod, the Pharisees, and Sadducees, […]

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