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Master in Ministry (Otago) Bachelor in Applied Theology (Carey) Diploma in Mission (Carey) Pastoring Eastside Baptist since 2002

Browsing Archive: August, 2016

Who are you hearing? God or someone else?

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, August 28, 2016,
Whose voice are we hearing?

Last weekend, a bunch of us went to Omaui camp to spend the day listening to God.  And all of us reported back at the end of the day that they had heard from God and chose to share what they had heard.  This is the same process the Leadership team uses at its annual Vision retreats.  But the question is always asked: who am I hearing?  Is it just me, is it God, is it the devil?

The great evangelist Smith Wigglesworth wrote: “If God definitely tells you to do anythi...

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Do not quench the Holy Spirit

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, August 21, 2016,

Do not quench the fire of the Spirit

It is awesome that God chooses to come down and reside in us through his Spirit. But our involvement with the Holy Spirit can be dealt a body blow by our actions.

Dr Campbell Morgan identifies 3 such dangerous actions.[1] Resistance to the Holy Spirit, Greiving the Holy Spirit. We have spoken of those over the past month. Today I want to address the other way: quenching the Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:19  Do not quench the Spirit.

Last week we spok...


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Baptism

Posted by Chris Lee on Monday, August 15, 2016,

Baptism

 

Luke 3:16 John [the Baptist] said, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

 Baptism is a key step of obedience in our walk with God.  It is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual experience.  Baptism follows confession, repentance and acceptance of Jesus as Saviour, not the other way round.

 Baptism is something done to you, n...


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Marriage 70 years on

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, August 7, 2016,
Marriage

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/-seven-decades-marital-bliss-southern-97-year-olds

George and Brenda today have reached a milestone most of us will not reach. 70 years married. I would have to be 110 years old to achieve that milestone and Karlene would have to agree to still be with me.
 
Last year 8463 married couples in NZ decided to call time on their marriages .  9.3 divorces for every 1,000 estimated existing marriages and civil unions in this country.

It is timely to as...

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