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Life in the Spirit – Part Six – 4 of 4

2nd July 2017 | David Bareham

Before rounding of our series, “LIfe in the Spirit”, David gives us a little foretaste of what is to come next week as we go through a book written by Mike Betts from the Relational Mission group of churches. Many of you will have heard him speak here at CCCH before.

David’s main reading is from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 as we learn about “Tongues and Interpretation”. He starts by giving us the definition of both, to maybe clear up any confusion and then raises some very important points as to whether we should be speaking in tongues or not. The Holy Spirit is the one that grants us that power, so we should actively seek to be able to use this fantastic gift.

David darts about through scripture to back up what I feel is an amazing message today. There is lots to learn and take in, so you may want to listen to it a couple of times!

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Life in the Spirit – Part Six – 3 of 4

25th June 2017 | Malcolm Sullivan

On our penultimate part of this series, Malcolm continues with looking at the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit – Prophecy and Discernment”. He reads from Corinthians before opening up the Word.
Whilst reflecting on what has been said since this series began he says that “If the Holy Spirit moves within us, don’t try and work out what is going on and what gift you may have received…just enjoy it!” One important point he makes early on, is the difference between a prophet and prophecy. We must be aware of this.

There will always be an element of humanity in a prophet within church, so we have to weigh up what is being said and speak to leadership if necessary to ensure that we aren’t being mislead. This takes us nicely into the spiritual gift of discernment.. We are reminded that the devil is always out there trying to thwart God’s work. We must be on our guard as discernment can be very useful in helping people in church with their problems.

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Life in the Spirit – Part Six – 2 of 4

11th June 2017 | Tope Olukemi

As we start to draw this series to a close, Tope brings us Part Two of the “Gifts of the Spirit” and looks at Faith, Miracles and Healing. He reads from 1 Corinthians 12 and he highlights that in this reading, Paul is saying to the church that he doesn’t want it to be uninformed. This whole series has been about informing us of the great value that is to be had when living a “Life in the Spirit”. We hope that you have all gained something new or a different insight on what you may know already.

Tope asks “What does it mean to have these three gifts?” He then goes on to show many examples in scripture. In closing, he raises a very important point and that is that we mustn’t want, desire or love these gifts more than we love God. We have to get the balance right!

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God Will Fill His Temple – Pentecost

4th June 2017 | David Bareham

David starts today by reading from Acts 2. He then breaks down a timeline of what happened at the time of Pentecost and how this reveals God’s plan. We are also shown where we fit into the whole Bible story and then are given a lightning tour of it from Genesis to Revelation. Along the way we hear some interesting historical facts of key events. This shows what a struggle it was to get God’s physical and spiritual temple established.

David finishes by reinforcing how important it is to have the Holy Spirit within us.

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Life in the Spirit – Part Six – 1 of 4

14th May 2017 | Malcolm Sullivan

Malcolm moves onto the next part of our series Life in the Spirit, with a look at the “Gifts of the Spirit”. He reads from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and in this passage we see that among other things, there is unity in One Spirit, One Lord and One God. Malcolm reminds us that we must not be divided within our church.

The main focus of his message today are the gifts of Wisdom and Knowledge. We hear a few examples of each one, which help to give us a better understanding of how privileged we are to have been granted these “God given gifts”

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Life in the Spirit – Part Five

7th May 2017 | David Bareham

We are now about two thirds of the way through the “Life in the Spirit” series and in his message today, David reads from Romans 8:1-17 and also rounds off as to where we are so far with the series. These verses are a great source of inspiration that we can learn from as they talk about “Justification” and “Sanctification”. David delves deeper into these two words to help us understand their meaning.

He then goes on to teach us about “The Four Signs of a Spirit Led Life”. For me there were two examples that stuck out. David explains it differently, but the words (which I’m all sure we have all heard) “Sunday Christians” springs to mind and he also shares a lovely story of a prisoner form a South African jail.

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