What is The Salvation Army's first priority for Salvationists? Right belief, correct behaviour or an actual inner experience of the Holy Spirit?Before I launch into this subject, you may have been wondering why my blog (apart from my sermon podcast) has been so quiet for the past two months. On 17 July 2019, my Mum was Promoted to Glory (passed away). I spent a good … [Read more...] about Salvation Army and the Holy Spirit: Doctrine, Orders & Regulations or Indwelling Experience?
On Trinity Sunday, Lieutenant Rob reminds us that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dance in divine fellowship with each other, separate persons but undivided in essence. The dance is a metaphor for the inclusive, perfect love of God and the intimate, social relationship we are invited to join.God's Superlative HolinessIsaiah is confronted by God's greatness, … [Read more...] about Joined with God | Drawn into God’s Dance (Isaiah 6)
Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week: Time for Some Ready Brek! As a leader, I often feel like I need some Ready Brek energy! Leadership is hard work. It takes lots of energy. Spiritual leadership often includes long days, dealing with pastoral and other issues, preaching and a myriad of other tasks that all take energy. How do you ensure you … [Read more...] about Read This! Links to Equip Leaders – 26/05/18
On Family Ministries Sunday, special guest Major Brian Slous (International Headquarters) interweaves clips from the upcoming film, Incredibles II and family games Twister, Snakes and Ladders and the Newlywed Game to challenge listeners to live in the Holy Spirit's power out of our comfort zone, in the rat race and to establish our identity in Christ.Check out this … [Read more...] about Family: The Incredible Freedom of Flexibility (1 Peter 2)
We try really hard to love like Jesus and often we succeed. But in our humanity we sometimes seem incapable of loving others as Jesus loves us. How can we grow towards this?The key is to remain in Jesus, and to make sure he remains in you. Live your life in such a way that Jesus continues to remain in you. Fruit, especially love is the natural outcome of remaining … [Read more...] about Fruity Christians (John 15)
So is resurrection power making a difference in your life? A week on from Easter, when you’ve remembered the transforming power of Jesus being raised from the dead, what’s changed in you? In your heart? In your soul?How has what you’ve done this week changed because of Jesus’ resurrection power living in you?Following Christ's Life Example God … [Read more...] about What’s Changed Since Easter?