Tag: Holy Spirit

Lessons from a Sailor on “Catching the Wind”

In the first message on the Spirit, we talked about the RUACH of God. Ruach is the Hebrew word that is translated as: Spirit, spirit, breath, and wind. I used the illustration of having our sails up and ready, to catch the wind when it starts blowing. Afterwards, a number of people told me how […]

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The Unforgivable Sin?

Did you ever wonder if you had committed the unforgivable sin? I still remember my college friend coming to me in full PANIC mode. While I don’t remember the exact words of our conversation, the gist was this: “I think I am in real trouble.” “Why do you say that?” I asked. To which he […]

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Learning to Hear the Spirit Through the Word

I had been a Christian for many years… almost 25 years. I was in what the Bible calls a “wilderness time.” Life was very hard. Ministry was very, very hard. Things were not working out at all the way I had anticipated. Conflict, tension, disappointments, being criticized, not feeling (even close) to being good enough… […]

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Fire!

  Pascal (pictured here) was a famous mathematician, scientist, and philosopher when he converted to the Christian faith. He had a profound conversion experience. So powerful, that he recorded a few brief words and sewed them into a secret pocket in his jacket to carry them close to his heart – always. He began with […]

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