Open to the prophetic

As people and churches we need not only an ongoing experience of the Spirit and the ministry of the Word we also need the prophetic - the now voice of the Spirit speaking expressly to us as God's people. Several times in Scripture we are exhorted to hear what the Spirit is saying - in … Continue reading Open to the prophetic

The Importance of the Word

The last couple of weeks we have looked at the necessity of work of the Spirit.┬áIn this post I want to focus on the importance of preaching/teaching which was a vital part of the growth, establishment and expansion of the early church. Not only did they know God present and active through the Spirit, but … Continue reading The Importance of the Word

Are you quenching the Spirit?

In the last post we looked at the baptism and fullness of the Spirit, in this one we are asking the question, are you quenching the Spirit? A quick glance over the New Testament very quickly reveals the dynamic of a God who was present with his people - present in person and present in … Continue reading Are you quenching the Spirit?