Telling The Truth About The Supernatural

Jeff Spiritual Gifts 3 Comments

Lately, I have been pondering some of the extreme visible supernatural manifestations in the Scriptures. For the last two years, I have observed an uptick in the activity of the enemy against the Church. I’ve seen an increase in occurrences that can be nothing less than demonic influence over the lives of men and women and teenagers. People that I …

Your Gift-Muscle

Jeff Spiritual Gifts, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized

You may not have noticed, but we are subtly walking through a blog mini-series over the last four posts (including today’s). God honors the intentional communication of what His word says, and we are always helped to think about how we apply what He has written to our present-day realities.  Thus far in this little series we have covered: The …

Part Two: Surpised By A Joy-Ambush

Jeff Holy Spirit, Spiritual Gifts, Uncategorized

Because I have been asked to share my story as it pertains to the migration from Baptist cessationist to one who believes in the ongoing availability of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, it seemed prudent to put it down in writing for any who wished to understand the dynamics that led up to such a significant shift in my theology …

My Personal Journey With The Holy Spirit

Jeff Holy Spirit, Spiritual Gifts, theology

With the launch of New Bridge Church last month, many have wondered how I, as a Baptist minister, arrived at the place of leading our church into a journey that included the validating of the active status of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Granted, this belief is not the norm for those who have been Baptists their entire Christian …

It’s Hard To Remain Simple

Jeff Holy Spirit, Spiritual Gifts, Sundays

So, I have been teaching on the gifts of the Holy spirit for several weeks, with several more weeks to go.  Perhaps the thing which stands out to me more than everything else is that God’s Word constantly affirms our oneness with each other each time the variety of spiritual gifts in operation among us are highlighted.  Looking backwards over …