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Dose of the Ghost – Spirit of Power, part 3 of 9 [episode 51]

This is part three in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.


For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity , but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:6-7


     There are multiple truths offered to us in today’s verse, but our focus will be upon one truth.  The gift of the Spirit is a gift of power.  The Greek word used here for power

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Dose of the Ghost – The Spirit Teaches, part 2 of 9 [episode 50]

This is part two in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.

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“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your rememberance all that I have said to you.”



Two truths are given to us in today’s verse.

First, the Holy Spirit will teach us all things. God will directly give to us the things we must know. The Helper, the Holy Spirit will educate us. I am reminded of the Jeremiah

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A Protestant Novena, A Dose of the Ghost – Spirit of Truth, part 1 of 9.


What is a Novena?

A novena is a nine-day prayer commitment focused upon a specific intention. The most common novena is a novena to the Holy Spirit between Ascension of the Lord Thursday and Pentecost Sunday. A novena though may be said at any time of year and there is no limit to the focus of a novena. Click the button below to get your free copy of my novena to the Holy Spirit, A Dose of the Ghost.

Typically, a novena is a catholic tradion. “Protestant novena” may be an oxymoron, because as far as I know a

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Seven Ways to Internalize God’s Word


Are you only reading the Word of God?  If so, you may be missing out on rich experiences; particularly, if reading isn’t your preferred learning style. Below are seven different techniques to broaden and deepen your experience of the Bible.
1) Listen to the Bible – Download and audio version of the bible to your phone or computer and listen while you are on the go.  Back in the day when I was in college I had a walkman and a cassette version of the Bible. I listened as I walked to

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Three Tips on How to Prayer for Your Nation and Leaders [Episode 47]

Three Tips On How to Pray for Your Nation and Leaders


Are you concerned about your country? Praying for it is one of the best things you can be doing, no matter what country you are from.

In the United States, May 2nd was the National Day of Prayer.  The night before I led a lesson on the topic of praying for our leaders and nation at our church. We then prayed together for our country. It was a moving experience.

I covered three simple ways we should be praying for our nation and leaders, not just one time a year, but regularly, if not daily. These three

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Three Stages of Relationship with Jesus, [Episode 46]

The Three Stages of Relationship with Jesus Christ

Recently, I preached about three stages or zones of being in relationship with Jesus. The three zones are the Celebrity Zone, the Savior Zone, and the Lord Zone. In today’s post I am going to lay out the three zones for you, so you can profile where you are in your relationship with Jesus right now. Hopefully, with this knowledge you also see what may be the next step toward greater maturity in your walk with the Lord.

Click the image below to download a chart that will serve as a handy

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