“The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 6 – 12/11/2010 “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: 3”

December 11th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on “The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 6 – 12/11/2010 “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: 3”)

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Sermon from the 12th service of Westside Christian Fellowship, held on December 11th, 2010.

“The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 6, “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: 3” – 12/11/2010, Pastor Shane Idleman

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“The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 4 – 11/27/2010 "The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: 1"

November 27th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on “The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 4 – 11/27/2010 "The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: 1")

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Sermon from the 10th service of Westside Christian Fellowship, held on November 27th, 2010.

“The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 4, “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: 1” – 11/27/2010, Pastor Shane Idleman

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The Holy Spirit… Not Just for Charismatics

November 27th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on The Holy Spirit… Not Just for Charismatics)

This is part III in a series on the Holy Spirit

Last week, I asked how many can say like Jeremiah, “His word was in my heart like a burning fire, shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not” (20:9)?

If we are honest, we realize that the power of the Holy Spirit is clearly missing in the lives of many Christians.

I came across an encouraging book a few years ago entitled, They Found The Secret. It contains brief biographies of Christian leaders such as D.L. Moody, John Bunyan, Amy Carmichael, Charles Finney, Adoniram Judson, Oswald Chambers, Hudson Taylor, Andrew Murray, and more who (in their opinion) received the baptism of the Spirit after conversion…sometimes years later. In many cases, it wasn’t until they finally surrendered their entire life to God that they experienced such intensity that could only be born of the Spirit.

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“The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 3 – 11/20/2010 "How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit"

November 20th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on “The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 3 – 11/20/2010 "How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit")

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Sermon from the 9th service of Westside Christian Fellowship, held on November 20th, 2010.

“The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 3, “How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit” – 11/20/2010, Pastor Shane Idleman

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“The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 2 – 11/13/2010

November 13th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on “The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 2 – 11/13/2010)

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Sermon from the 8th service of Westside Christian Fellowship, held on November 13th, 2010.

“The Forgotten God: Who is the Holy Spirit?” Message 2 – 11/13/2010, Pastor Shane Idleman

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The Forgotten God – Who is the Holy Spirit?

November 13th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on The Forgotten God – Who is the Holy Spirit?)

It may be hard to believe, but I actually knew a pastor who asked his worship leader to remove all songs mentioning the Holy Spirit. How sad…in his zeal to avoid charismatic excesses, he actually quenched the Spirit.

Why is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit so confusing when the Bible is crystal clear on the need for the Spirit’s power? In my opinion, one of the problems is “balance”, or a lack thereof. Many churches tend to embrace one extreme, or the other. Some have identified the two extremes as resembling either circuses or cemeteries. In the circus environment, anything goes. Ungodly behavior is excused by saying, “The Spirit is moving.” Often, the Spirit is not moving; human emotions, and fleshly impulses are. The Holy Spirit may, or may not be present, but sheer outward acts are no guarantee.

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