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Servants of the Word

“He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant – not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” (2 Cor 3:6) We are ministers -or rather servants. The word is … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit empowers evangelists

The book of Acts provides a textbook study of how the Holy Spirit empowers the evangelist. Let’s read and reflect on these verses together. 1)  Power for bold proclamation of the gospel: Acts 4:8: “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, … Continue reading

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“Speaking out of the Fire…” (Deut 4:33)

  Fire, considered as a metaphor, is used extensively in the Bible, as in all cultures ancient and modern.  The usual Hebrew word is es. The Greek word phos, which is normally translated “light,” is sometimes to be rendered “fire” (as in Mark … Continue reading

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“With the Holy Spirit and with fire…” (Mtt 4:11)

“What needs to happen?” It was the question before a seminar of church leaders. It was a given that we all wanted to see God move in power and we knew that it wasn’t a matter of our “forcing his … Continue reading

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Word, Spirit, Fire

The logo has three components: Spirit, Word and fire. The eye is drawn first to the central image of the dove descending, its beak penetrating to the centre of the opened Bible. So, second, the eye takes in, subliminally, the … Continue reading

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Praying in Word and Spirit

But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly … Continue reading

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Spirit, Word, Life (John 6:63)

John 6 is a long series of misunderstandings and confusion. In v60 we hear from the “disciples” (in John not to be equated with “the twelve”; see verse 67). We may expect better things from them. After all, they were … Continue reading

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