In the name of Jesus miracles occur! What does it mean to have faith in His “name?” And how are we expected to participate in His miraculous power of healing extended towards us?
Guest speaker, Beau Martin, begins the Advent series focusing on Hope. Jesus Christ came to earth and fulfilled, in detail, the prophesies concerning the Messiah, the hope of Israel. As we wait for His return, will we continue to praise Him by being a light in this world? Will we continue to place our hope in Him, even if we look foolish?
Beau Martin continues the “This is Church” series by preaching on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. In the passage, the Apostle Paul warns the Corinthians not to believe in a gospel other than this: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. In order to remember our “first love”, we take a look at how this simple gospel message was told, and foretold, “according to the Scriptures.”
In John 20:22, the Resurrected Christ breathed on His disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Then nearly 7 weeks later the Ascended Christ poured out the gift the Father had promised, the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4; 2:4,17,33). We look into these two different experiences of “receiving the Holy Spirit” and the supernatural results that Sprit-filled believers can expect, individually and corporately.