BAPTIZED OR FILLED?

What does it mean to be “filled with the Holy Spirit”? In the New Testament, this phrase is used in two distinct ways. Sometimes “filled with the Spirit” describes the baptism with the Holy Spirit–that initial experience at the time of salvation when the Holy Spirit indwells us, changes us, and connects us to the body of Christ.

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What’s it like there dad?

I’ve actually asked that question out loud to my father many times.  Thankfully when I’m alone, running in the woods.  My dad passed away January 3rd, 2023.  My dad dealt with multiple sclerosis most of his adult life.  He spent the last few years of his life, talking about heaven a LOT.  He couldn’t wait to meet His Savior. When I was a little girl, it started with some numbness, ...

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Finished. Completed. Accomplished.

If you were to ask a 33-year-old to describe the stage of life they’re in, they might say, “Well, it’s just beginning.” But at the age of 33, Jesus said, “It is finished.” He spoke those words from the cross, and in the original language, the word “finished” is “tetelestai,” a commonly used term in that time. It means, “It is completed,” “It is accomplished,” “It is done.”

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The Millennial Opportunity

There are few subjects today that occupy more attention and debate in our culture than the Millennial generation. Generally, these are adults born somewhere between the early 1980s up to the late 1990s. In terms of population, Millennials are the largest generation in our country today and it would seem they are, fairly or unfairly, more critiqued, analyzed and scrutinized than perhaps any previous generation.

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Be Still and Know

Yesterday, one of my pastor friends from Atlanta, Dr. Crawford Loritts, preached a sermon from Psalm 46. His main point was that, “sometimes it takes more faith to sit still than it does to move forward.” There’s no doubt in my mind that these past two months have tested our faith. Any time something enters our life that is not only unexpected but not desired, our faith is tested.

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Your Walk With God

When David Cassidy died, he left behind millions of aging fans. He was a teenage heartthrob in the 1970s. But after his stardom with The Partridge Family, Cassidy spent decades navigating financial woes, marriage problems, addictive disorders, and medical issues, passing away from liver failure at age 67. According to his daughter his last words were, “So much wasted time.”

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