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The Power of the Holy Spirit

Our second in a series of four messages on the Holy Spirit, this week we discuss “the power of the Holy Spirit”. The reality of the Holy Spirit is that He lives within us, the Spirit of the Living God, the One that hovered over creation, that raised Jesus from the dead and indwelled the...

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Sin’s Destruction

Over the last couple of weeks we have seen sin’s deception and it’s devastation. Sin begins with a lie of Satan and it’s ultimate outcome is death. Today I want to take our attention off of what sin tries to accomplish against us and place it on what Jesus has done for us and to...

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The Devastation of Sin

Last week we allowed John 8:44 and Genesis 3 to establish that all sin begins with a well-crafted lie. This week we will look at Genesis 4 as well as passages from the book of Romans to show us that all sin ends in death. Jesus said that Satan was a “murderer from the beginning”,...

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The Deception of Sin

All sin starts at one basic point, a well-crafted lie. Jesus said that Satan was teh “father of lies”, He even went as far as to say that “when he lies he speaks his native language.” Satan has been lying since he started tempting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. His lie then was...

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2011 Plan: Increase in the Community of Faith

Acts 2:42 tells us that the first church “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” There is something powerful that happens in community. The outcome of devotion for the first church was miraculous power, divine unity and daily salvation. I believe that devotion to...

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2011 Plan: Increase in God’s Word

Revelation 19:13 says Jesus’ “name is The Word of God.” I believe that the truest way to know Jesus, to be in right relationship with Him and to realize the fullness of His free gift of salvation to us, is to love the Word of God. This coming year we are going to offer more...

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2011 Plan: Increase in Prayer and Fasting

Due to a technical problem there is no audio of last week’s message. Below are the notes from that message, hopefully they will be helpful. 2011 Increase in Prayer and Fasting James 5:16 “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” As many of you are aware, last week I presented our plan for...

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City of Refuge Fellowship 2011 Year to Increase

Today at CORF we presented a plan for 2011. Over the course of this year God has opened many doors of service for us, I believe that this next year is our opportunity to “add to” that service, both to God and to our community. The “Year to Increase” has five points of emphasis: 1....

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Jesus: Following Through Rejection, Leading to Salvation

The greatest rejection of Jesus’ life opened the door for us to receive His greatest gift, salvation. Over the last couple of weeks I have been struck by the events of the night of Jesus’ arrest. Luke 22 says that as Jesus and the apostles shared the passover meal together that Jesus took the cup, raised...

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Paul: Following Through Difficulty, Leading to Grace

Yesterday we participated in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. In the literature preparing for this day of prayer from Voice of the Martyrs, Todd Nettleton was quoted as saying “Our persecuted family is not asking us to pray that the persecution will stop. They’re asking us to pray that they will remain...