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

Browsing Archive: July, 2016

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, July 31, 2016,

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit


Last week I spoke of ways in which we resist the Holy Spirit and how we resist his work in our lives and in the world.  I said mostly that was because we were blind to him and his work.


Today I want to speak of another way that we thwart the Holy Spirit.  First it was resisting and now we are going to talk about grieving.


Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.



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Do Not resist the Holy Spirit

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, July 24, 2016,

Do not resist the Holy Spirit

Recently we have been talking about the Holy Spirit – who he/she is and the function of the Holy Spirit in the God head and in us.

It is awesome that God deigns to come down and reside in us through his Spirit. But with those new privileges comes new responsibilities. And when there are responsibilities there are dangers to watch out for concerning those responsibilities.

Dr Campbell Morgan identifies 3 such dangers. Today I want to talk about the first one....

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Recognition of Christ through the Spirit

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, July 17, 2016,
Recognition of Christ Through the Spirit

Let me start today with a bold statement:

“The Christian faith stands or falls with the confession of Jesus as Son of God.” 

That was an issue in the day of Paul, and it is an issue today.  Who is Jesus? 

There were groups in the first century called Gnostics who believed in the deity (the God-ness) of Christ but not the humanity of Christ. They rejected the idea of God becoming incarnate (God becoming a man), dying and rising bodily. 

There are groups ...

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Impossible things are achieved through the Holy Spirit

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, July 10, 2016,
Impossible things are achieved through the Holy Spirit

Do you ever feel defeated?  Have you tried and tried and still you cannot beat your addiction or your thought framework; have you kept falling into the bad behaviours that you thought were dead?  And when the day does not go well, have you reverted to old habits, and then felt bad and guilty.  Is it that your life is not going where you thought it should? Maybe you had a prophesy over your life and it seemed an impossible dream, and no mat...

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Be filled with the Holy Spirit

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, July 3, 2016,
 Be Filled with the Spirit

Ephesians 5:15 Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, 16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 17 So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20 giving thanks to God the Father at all times and f...

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