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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 is

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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 31:33-34

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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 novena is

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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 simply ways

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How to Pray Like Jesus, Part 3 from John 17 [Episode 45]

Today’s episode is the third and final episode in a series on how to prayer like Jesus. In it you’ll learn about the critical and powerful work of praying for the church. We’ll be looking specifically at how Jesus prayed for unity of the believers with one another and with God so that the world would believe. You can do the very same thing and potentially make a huge impact on the kingdom of God.

I also share in this episode examples of how the early church in the book of Acts was both a unified and praying church. Each day God added to their number. You’ll also get to hear

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How to Pray Like Jesus, Part 1 from John 17 [Episode 43]


Welcome to the first part in a three part series on “How to Pray Like Jesus” based upon the seventeenth chapter of John. In today’s episode we explore what it means to prayer about our purpose and the daily work of our lives. God created you with particular passions and gifts to serve. Are you taking time to acknowledge God for the gifts and opportunities you have to serve? Are you asking for God’s guidance with your work? And, are you committing what you do to God’s glory even if it seems trivial to you?

If you answered “No to any of these questions, I

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