Category Archives: Power

Conforming to the World or Maintaining God’s Purpose For Us


There is a temptation that is common to all Christians and that is the temptation to conform to the world and its mindset. This has been a problem since mankind fell into sin. The world calls on us to be … Continue reading

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From Purity to Power: A study in the development of the doctrine of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit


                                     INTRODUCTION This dissertation is looking at the development of the doctrine of the baptism with the Holy Spirit in nineteenth century America.  It will be confined to looking at the change of emphasis from purity to power … Continue reading

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Jesus the healer


Whenever we read the gospels one thing that we notice is that Jesus was concerned to bring healing to people, he was not just concerned about their spiritual state but also about their physical needs. What also becomes clear is … Continue reading

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A Pentecostal Communion Service.


A Prayer Lord Jesus we joyfully come to you our Saviour knowing that you alone have paid the price for sin, we thank you for the finished work of atonement. We thank you for your love and grace that is … Continue reading

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Faithfulness,Love and Anointing: some reflections from the Diamond Jubillee


Listening to the BBC introduce the National Service of Thanksgiving for the 60 year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, caused me to reflect on some aspect of our Christian life. As the reporters spoke they mentioned the Queens … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit Generously Given


It is easy to seek the gifts of the Spirit and at the same time feel that it is unlikely that God will really bless us and equip us. We tend to feel that we have to be more spiritual … Continue reading

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Otherness and Intimacy


It is very easy to drift to various extremes as we explore our relationship to God, The Biblical picture is of a great and loving God. How do we maintain both his awesome greatness and yet at the same time … Continue reading

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From Purity to Power Part 4


                           REUBEN A. TORREY              Reuben A. Torrey was an influential Bible teacher and evangelist who was influenced by  D.L.Moody and, through him by Finney[i].   With Torrey and his little book, The Baptism with the Holy Spirit[ii],,we come to a … Continue reading

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From Purity to Power Part 2 (my masters dissertation)


                                                CHARLES FINNEY In approaching Charles Finney we need to briefly look at the transition years between him and the earlier writings of Wesley and Fletcher.   Timothy Smith implies that Methodism adopted the Pentecostal terminology direct from Finney but this … Continue reading

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