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Immersed in the Holy Spirit

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:31 (NIV) The baptism in, with, or by the Holy Spirit is an overwhelming experience of the Spirit’s presence, power, and purity: a total submergence within the […]

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The Holy Spirit in Preaching

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:22 As a pastor, I rarely feel the anointing of the Holy Spirit when preaching to my own congregation. I must trust that the Spirit is working irrespective of my mood, the listening audience’s engagement, or […]

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Holy Spirit Sweetness

The Holy Spirit Is With You When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13 The sweetness of the presence […]

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He Knows All Our Shortcomings

And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all. Acts 1:24 ESV The Lord Jesus Christ is gracious, all-loving, and forgiving. The marvel of Christ is that he knows everything about us, and yet, he still loves us. Our weaknesses, failures, and neediness attracts us to Jesus. He is full of […]

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How to Read the Book of Revelation

A Book Like No Other The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. Rev. 1:1 Apocalyptic writing tells a symbolic story by which eternal insight is given by an angel to a visionary prophet. This heavenly perspective explains God’s eternal purposes to […]

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Good Friday Was Not a Funeral, but the Victory of God

  And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and […]

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Palm Sunday: Day Forty, Forty Days of Prayer

Thank you for joining Lamb of God parish during our forty days of Lenten prayer and fasting. As you prayed with us each day, many of you commented through email and Facebook, that the daily written prayers greatly encouraged you in your walk with God. For that, we are deeply grateful. Thanks to Fr. Glenn, […]

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Christ Our Intercessor: Day Thirty-Nine, Forty Days of Prayer

Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us (Romans 8:34). Dear Lord, thank you that you defeated death, hell, and the grave and are seated at God’s right hand. Thank you, that you entered […]

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Fill Us, Holy Spirit: Day Thirty-Eight, Forty Days of Prayer

Be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18 ESV)  Heavenly Father, through the ascension of your Son Jesus, our Lord, you sent the Holy Spirit to come alongside us and to fill us, to give us power to live lives of faithful obedience, to love our neighbor and minister effectively. We know you to be a […]

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Freedom from Fear: Thirty-Seven, Forty Days of Prayer

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9 NLT). Lord, forgive us for giving in to fear. We fear debt and poverty, so we don’t give as You’ve directed us. We fear for our children, so we […]

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