Posts tagged with ‘Holy Spirit’

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Biased Spiritual Advice

by Tim Edwards

Paul feels called of God to head to Jerusalem despite what he has been told by the Spirit will be trouble. His friends, his brothers and sisters in Christ, try to dissuade him, even by claiming that their opposition is compelled by the Spirit. Both can’t be the voice of God. Speaking into each others […]

Living In Light Of The Second Advent

by Tim Edwards

John’s words about Jesus…”I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”, are indicative of the vast difference between those awaiting the arrival of the Messiah in the first Advent and those of us living in the second Advent. The incredible effects of Christ’s baptism make our experience so much more purposeful.

Test Yourselves

by Tim Edwards

2017-07-09 Acts 8:4-25 is an unusual account of the Deacon, Phillip fleeing the persecution in Jerusalem and preaching the gospel in Samaria. It is a profound lesson in the unorthodox acceptance of the good news and serves as a strong warning to us today

Hollow Threats

by Tim Edwards

The measure of a threat is the perceived ability of the one threatening to deliver on their threat. As the disciples gathered together to process the threats of the religious leaders who demanded that they refrain from spreading the gospel, they were consoled by thoughts of the sovereignty of God. Instead of retreating or changing the message, […]

Edith Ling’s Journey

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9-Apr-2017  On this Family Sunday, “Body Speaks”, the monthly sharing of a personal testimony to God’s redemptive work, featured Edith Ling.  Edith shared how God brought her along on her faith journey, guiding her path to becoming a part of the family at New Glasgow Christian Church

The Resurrection “Clincher”

by Tim Edwards

On the Day of Pentecost, while the disciples were being powerfully filled with the promised Holy Spirit, Peter preached a sermon to a large crowd of onlookers. The result was 3000 people being transformed from skeptics to believers. What was the clincher? The fact of the singularly unique, precedent setting resurrection of Jesus Christ was the fact that turned their lives […]

A Call To Activism

by Tim Edwards

2017-03-13 Peter’s explanation of the extraordinary experiences of Pentecost, found in Acts 2:14-21, centers on the ancient and somewhat puzzling prophecy of Joel. Part of God’s message through Joel is the foretelling of a coming “Day of the Lord”. Joel indicates that in preparation for this final reckoning, God will distribute His Holy Spirit indiscriminately on […]

The Strengthening Potential of Waiting

by Tim Edwards

2017-02-19  This week we look into the time between the Christ’s Ascension and the Day of Pentecost when the disciples were told to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Their approach to those ten days of waiting can be instructive for us as we, from time to time, are called by God to […]

Curbed Enthusiasm: What is a Worship Service Supposed to be like?

by Tim Edwards

2017-01-22  In Christ and through the infilling of each believer with the Holy Spirit, worship services changed from being led by an exclusive priestly class to being led by the Spirit- guided Body of Christ. Why does it seem we have returned to the former?    Website:

Spiritual Gifts- Blessings or a Curse

by Tim Edwards

2017-01-29  Receiving a gift is usually seen as a thrill. Why do so many Christians leave their gifts wrapped and unopened? It’s probably because the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to us, but they are not for us as much for the good of the church. But when they are accepted and put […]

Baptism By Fire And Water

by Tim Edwards

2017-02-05  As we begin our study of the book of Acts, we need to look at the concept of baptism and how the Holy Spirit is involved. Tim discusses water baptism, the baptism of the Holy Spirit and what it means to be filled with the Spirit.    Website: