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Touched by the Spirit

Author : Richard Jensen
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The Anointing of the Holy Spirit

Author : Theodore Austin-Sparks
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"I am quite sure that many of the Lord’s people are none too clear upon the different aspects of the Holy Spirit’s Presence and ministry in the life of the believer, and that there is a good deal of confusion; that terms become mixed and there is not clear discernment of the specific significance of each term used in the Word of God. I mean the fact that we hear of those in the New Testament who were baptised with the Spirit, and filled with the Spirit, and sealed by the Spirit, and anointed; and it is important that we should be able to discriminate on these matters. It is not my intention to lead you out in such a discrimination that may come itself as we go on. What I am concerned and occupied with is the anointing as representing some particular aspect of the Holy Spirit’s presence and work." T. Austin-Sparks

The Lord Is the Spirit

Author : John A. Studebaker Jr.
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Although the doctrine and work of the Holy Spirit is no longer being ignored in theology (as was often the case in centuries past), the authority of the Spirit remains essentially undefined. The need for such a definition, however, is urgent. Some dangerous trends in the contemporary understanding of the Spirit have developed (trends that can only be exposed through careful exegesis of Scripture and theological clarification). Indeed, some contemporary models often leave us with a nonauthoritative "Spirit" predisposed toward universalism, experientialism, or panentheism. This work will attempt to show that the nature of the Holy Spirit's authority can be clearly defined through biblical and systematic theology. When we investigate the Spirit's place within the pattern of divine authority, as specified in Scripture, we discover that the Holy Spirit indeed possesses a unique authority as divine Person, Christ's Executor, Teacher, and Governor of the Church. Such a work will be helpful for both the theologian and the pastor. First, definitions of the Spirit's authority will be developed through historical, exegetical, and theological analysis. Then these definitions will be applied to specific church practices, including hermeneutics, church structure and guidance, and Christian spirituality. A response will also be given to those "practical theologies" that are subtly diminishing the Spirit's authority in relation to the contemporary church.

Hearing the Voice of the Lord

Author : Bishop Josephine Norwood
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Bishop Norwood was saved at the young age of forty years old and has been in the ministry for over 20 years. God healed her from dependence of valium, and various illnesses. In 1985 she became the Founder/Director of Guiding Light Faith Christian Center which she pastor for many years. She now oversees several ministries and churches under the GLFCC umbrella. Her multifaceted ministry has taken her to India, Israel, Mexico, France, Belgium, and Hong-Kong, Philippines and throughout the United States. Bishop Norwood diligently involves herself with the pursuit of the call of God on her life, along with being a loving wife, caring mother and grandmother of four. God has truly given Bishop Norwood a powerful testimony of His love, forgiveness and delivering power that reaches others as she teaches: The Love of God How to Hear the Voice of the Lord How to maintain Liberty in Christ How to walk in the Spirit

Hearing the Word of God

Author : John R. Donahue
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The commentaries on the Lectionary readings in Hearing the Word of Godare an attempt not only to hear the Word of God in Scripture but also to suggest ways that the Sunday readings might continue to nurture faith and life. Inevitably, they reflect the time in which they were first written - as a popular weekly column in America from November 2000 to Advent 2001. Hearing the Word of Godincludes Scripture readings for the Sunday, followed by a reflection on the reading, and concludes with Praying with Scripture," a series of questions and meditations to guide readers in making a personal application of the reflection. John R. Donahue, SJ, PhD, is the Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore. He is the coauthor, with Daniel Harrington, SJ, of the Sacra Paginacommentary on The Gospel of Mark,published by Liturgical Press. "

Hearing the Whole Story

Author : Richard A. Horsley
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Richard Horsley provides a sure guide for first time readers of Mark's Gospel and, at the very same time, induces those more familiar with Mark to take a fresh look at this Gospel. From tracing the plot and sub-plot in Mark to exploring how the Gospel was first heard (as oral performance), Horsely tackles old questions from new angles. Horsely consistently and judiciously uses sociological categories and method to help readers see how Mark's Jesus challenged the dominant order of his day.

Clipped Wings And Broken Spirit

Author : RL Gatson
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Feelings 101 Pain To Peace A Heart Designed To Hear The Voice Of God

Author : William J. Clark, Sr.
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The authors of A Disciple's Heart present Book Two in the Keys to Understanding Life Series, Feelings 101: Pain to Peace. Far from being "touchy-feely," Feelings 101: Pain to Peace focuses on a number of spiritual growth dynamics that we often overlook today. It aims to help us recognize when we are being attacked by Satan, and how to draw on who we are in Christ in order to engage more effectively in spiritual warfare. It examines the Scriptures' emphasis on awareness of our old and new selves and provides practical tools to hearing the Spirit's specific counsel and guidance in real-life trials with the heart. In illuminating how God designed our hearts to hear His voice, Feelings 101: Pain to Peace answers several important questions including: How are we to exercise our God-designed free will to fight our sinful nature and become seasoned disciples of Christ? How can we transform unwanted feelings to peace in any situation? How does the Spirit attempt to lead us through our hearts, and how do we hear Him? How can we use everyday life situations to renew our minds (Romans 12:2)? ---- This father and son team combines a variety of experiences including formal theological education, creating spiritually intimate fellowships, and teaching powerful personal transformation skills possible in Christ. From their home in Texas, they help others learn how to enjoy the enriching and interactive life of being a disciple of Christ. Learn more about the authors by visiting their website:

Spirit Led Preaching

Author : Greg Heisler
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In the words of author Greg Heisler, “Spirit-Led Preaching is a call issued to preachers, pastors, and teachers of homiletics to recover the Holy Spirit for expository preaching in the same way we have recovered the biblical text. . . . My plan for doing this is to recover the doctrine of pneumatology (the study of spiritual beings/phenomena) for our theology of preaching, resulting in a renewed emphasis on the powerful combination of Word and Spirit working together as the catalyst for powerful expository preaching.” Heisler thoroughly examines how the Holy Spirit illuminates and empowers the preacher, opens the hearts of the hearers, and applies the message to their lives. Indeed, to ignore the Holy Spirit’s role in sermon preparation and delivery would be a considerable oversight.

Minding the Spirit

Author : Elizabeth Dreyer
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Arranged under five broad headings, these essays create an insightful dialogue on the questions, methods, and critical approaches implemented by the discipline's top scholars.

The One Year Hearing His Voice Devotional

Author : Chris Tiegreen
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This year, learn to listen for the voice of the One who loves you most. We know for sure that God speaks to His people. Throughout the pages of Scripture, He guides, instructs, corrects, inspires, encourages, and reveals. Inspired writers even call Him “the Word.” He has always been vocal, and He always will be. But what does He say to you? How does He say it? How can you know when you’ve heard Him? Now in a deluxe LeatherLike edition, The One Year Hearing His Voice Devotional, written by acclaimed author Chris Tiegreen, will help you discover patterns and practices you can adopt to hear God better. Listening to God is a process, a journey, and an adventure. He promises that those who seek Him will be rewarded with His presence and His voice. And the words of the living God are powerful and life-changing.

Hearing God s Voice

Author : Vern Heidebrecht
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We all know we ought to be listening to the voice of God but how do we hear it? Hearing God's Voice identifies ways in which God speaks to his people. This book will introduce you to a simple yet profound way of recording your walk with God, and how to recognize God's wonders and miracles in your life. Eight helpful principles will show you how you can test whether you are hearing the voice of God or simply responding to thoughts and circumstances in which you find yourself. And, having heard God's voice, you'll find yourself entering each day with new radiance and God-given confidence.

4 Keys to Hearing God s Voice

Author : Mark Virkler
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Based on the highly popular and successful book, How to Hear God’s Voice, this exciting new book emphasizes the 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice. “When I learned to hear God’s voice after 11 years as a believer without it, every part of me was radically transformed. Thousands have told me they have had this same metamorphosis, and I believe that this will become your testimony also,” writes co-author, Mark Virkler. The keys that are examined, discussed in detail, and can be immediately applied to your life are: How to recognize God’s voice as spontaneous thoughts. Learning how to become still before the Lord. Looking for vision as you pray. Realizing the importance of two-way journaling. Filled with insights from years of hearing from God, 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice also includes visual aids that enhance the teaching and learning experience. Very reader-friendly, you will find that the concepts and principles are easily adapted to your personal circumstances and lifestyle. Designed to bring even more depth to your relationship with God, this book is part of an integrated package that includes a DVD and seminar guide for either individual or group study. Either as a stand-alone book or as part of a package, you are sure to gain valuable encouragement and motivation to seek intimate communication with God, your heavenly Father.

The Spirit of Life Or Scripture Testimony to the Divine Person and Work of the Holy Ghost

Author : Edward Henry Bickersteth
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The Spirit and the Letter

Author : Paul S. Fiddes
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Paul's statement that 'letter kills but the spirit gives life' [2 Corinthians 3.6] has had an extraordinary impact on Christian thought through the ages. It has been read both as affirming the saving power of the new covenant in comparison to the old, and as a key to hidden, spiritual meanings in the text of scripture. It is, however, an ambiguous phrase, followed by a tangled story. This book explores the Pauline distinction both in its original context and in its aftermath in the early church, the Reformation and modern Biblical Studies. It then considers a postmodern reversal, where ideas of 'Spirit' are often seen as 'deadly' and the openness of the 'letter' or text as life-affirming, and draws conclusions for Spirit in the world.

Hearing the Silence

Author : Bruce W. Longenecker
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In this refreshingly unique book, Bruce Longenecker demonstrates that reading Luke's narrative is richly enhanced through attentiveness to what is tantalizingly left out of the Lukan narrative. In Hearing the Silence, the reader is invited to delve deeply into literary and theological dimensions of the Lukan narrative through an exploration of Jesus' strangely under-narrated "escape" in Luke 4:30. The options for interpreting the mechanics of that curious event are brought into dramatic relief by Longenecker's survey of the scene's reconstruction in Jesus-novels and Jesus-films, in which a variety of strategies have been employed to iron out the scene's narrative oddity. Against their backdrop, Longenecker's own constructive proposals bring the reader into direct contact with some of the most significant features of the Lukan Gospel and worldview.

The Guiding Into Truth Work of the Holy Spirit

Author : Al Danks
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Truth is the accurate and complete representation of reality. We do not perceive reality. We only perceive a small fraction of all that is real - a representation of reality. Truth helps us avoid two great errors in life: rejecting truth as error (Type 1 error) and accepting error as truth (Type 2 error). Both types of error can result in adverse consequences to ourselves and to those around us. We can improve the quality and length of our lives by reducing how often we make these errors and how badly we misperceive the truth. We align our lives through trust. We trust that our perception is accurate enough and complete enough that we may align our lives with it and that we will not suffer adverse consequences Our only other option is to trust a guide - and then trust that their perception is accurate and complete enough. We trust our perception of truth, or trust a guide. Jesus sent the Spirit of truth to guide us into all the truth. The Spirit of Truth is unlimited in his perception of all truth: physical - temporary and spiritual - eternal. He is completely trustworthy, faithful, and reliable. He knows the will of God and knows the will of God for us specifically. He knows the path God has for us, what our next step is, and when we are to take it. We must make the choice of who we will trust to guide us into truth: ourselves or the Spirit of Truth.

Promise and Fulfillment

Author : William A. Van Roo
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Living in the Spirit

Author : George Holmes
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If you, or someone you know, are struggling with addiction to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, overeating, gossip, or any other thing that has the ability to control you, your Help is on the way! Discover through the word of Truth the amazing ability each of us has to overcome undesirable behavior in our life. Learn how through faith in Jesus Christ and the study of Gods word, we can break bad habits, avoid deception by evil spirits, and free ourselves from the guilt and shame that lingers after we discover our true nature. Learn how you can enjoy a healthy, happy, Godly life without the constraints imposed on you by doubt and uncertainty. Apply yourself to the teaching found in this book and you will be empowered to live the good life that God has purposed for you. Learn to use the inner strength and power that comes from belief in Jesus Christ to exercise the liberty that Christ purchased for you through His death on the cross. Learn to live a life that is free of strongholds and enjoy an abundant life while remaining sanctified, holy, and completely acceptable in the eyes of God. Gain a new enthusiasm to do what God has saved you to do. Addictions, afflictions, bad habits, low self-esteem, insecurities, poverty, and self-doubt will no longer have any power over you. Do not allow another day to go by where you are not in complete control over your life.

Narratives of the Extraordinary Work of the Spirit of God at Cambuslang Kilsyth c Began 1742 Written by Mr James Robe and Others

Author : James Robe
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