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Sermons on Intimacy

The Gifts: Various, Different, Diverse

The Gifts: Various, Different, Diverse — A unique look at the many ways the Holy Spirit can use believers through His grace: 1 Corinthians 12:4-10 There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God…

The Gift of Tongues and Interpretation

The Gift of Tongues and Interpretation — Tongues is the grace to speak in another language, whether a heavenly language or a natural language. The Holy Spirit also empowers believers with the gift of interpretation of tongues, the grace to interpret an otherwise unknown language for those who do not understand what is being said.…

Words of Wisdom and Words of Knowledge

Words of Knowledge and Words of Wisdom — The gifts of Words of Knowledge and Words of Wisdom are prophetic in nature. They require the user to know God’s voice and His heart and to follow His direction. This requirement is a general thread in many of gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Word of…

The Demystified Grace to Prophesy II

The Demystified Grace to Prophesy – Prophesy is equal to and congruent with the testimony of Jesus, the story of His love, His redemptive work on the cross, and His eternal plan for us. Any prediction or spiritual guidance that doesn’t come from that source is counter to or anti-Christ. We are to have no…

The Demystified Grace to Prophesy

The Demystified Grace to Prophesy – Prophesy is equal to and congruent with the testimony of Jesus, the story of His love, His redemptive work on the cross, and His eternal plan for us. Any prediction or spiritual guidance that doesn’t come from that source is counter to or anti-Christ. We are to have no…

Properly and In Order

Properly and In Order – The Bible gives specific ground rules regarding the use of our Spiritual Gifts. These rules are not to limit us, but to lovingly and collectively produce freedom and opportunity for all in the group. When we share in groups, we share for the benefit of all, not a few. We…

The Supremacy of Christ

The Supremacy of Christ – This sermon is a reminder of the supremacy of Christ in every detail of our lives. He has given us the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead for the benefit of the church so that we can affect the world around us.This sermon is a reminder that we…

God’s Wisdom Will Be Tested

God’s Wisdom Will Be Tested – The Holy Spirit helps us to remain stable, faithful, loyal, and trustworthy during unstable, uncertain seasons. This is due to the fact that the God’s guidance and character in us is not dependent upon certain conditions. In fact, the nature of God shines in the worst of conditions. The…

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

Wash, Rinse, Repeat — We need to surrender ourselves to the heart of God for others every day. Without such conscious surrender, we will become distracted by life and fail to catch His leading. God speaks to us in three ways: we hear, see, and feel. The Holy Spirit brings conviction and warning. We do not…

The Field Trip

The Field Trip — Sometimes God pulls us out of our familiar or comfortable environments to teach us and mature us. These field trips are for our good, but often lessons are hard and the process of breaking can be unpleasant. However, the fruit of these lessons is noticeable. In our story, King Nebadchudnezzar could…