How They Prayed in the Upper Room
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How They Prayed in the Upper Room

How did the 120 pray in the upper room? The book of Acts doesn’t say much. But, Catherine Booth’s stunning sermon, “Filled with the Spirit,” gives key insights. Notably, the disciples met several indispensable conditions in the upper room. These conditions apply equally to us today. First, the 120 went through deep self-abasement. Second, they...

Real Love in the Church
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Real Love in the Church

Love is one of the most common topics in Christian teaching today. Often, this love is reduced to tolerating sin, and in some cases, abuse. But what is real, Christian love in the church? Primarily, this love is an identification with Christian brothers and sisters as part of oneself. For example, if I love my...

Who Was in the Upper Room?
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Who Was in the Upper Room?

Were sinners in the upper room? Saints? A mix? Sister Alexandra shows from Scripture that only saints were in the upper room. Moreover, God would not have sent the Holy Spirit to any other group. Then, Pastor Ray shares how this impacts our prayer for revival. Are you part of an upper room prayer group?...

Every Christian Filled by the Spirit
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Every Christian Filled by the Spirit

God commands every Christian to take up the Great Commission. But, he also commands every Christian to seek and obtain Divine power to fulfill it. Alexandra walks through a number of illustrative Scriptures in the gospels and the book of Acts. Thus, we establish 1) the Great Commission is for all Christians, 2) the Pentecost...

A New Heart
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A New Heart

Gospel freedom includes a new heart that hates evil and loves God. If you repent, believe, and are born again, you will have this new heart. The Holy Spirit will arouse strong feelings of hatred for sin and love for God, others, and righteousness. As a result, God can make his home in your heart....

The Plain Gospel
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The Plain Gospel

The plain gospel is more simple, and more terrifying, than most of us have imagined. Simply, God created and owns every person. As such, you are bound to obey God perfectly. However, you’ve rebelled against God. Now, his penalty of eternal death is against you. Because God does not take pleasure in the death of...

Righteousness a Present Experience
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Righteousness a Present Experience

In this testimony-interview, Alexandra shares that righteousness from God is a present experience. To be innocent in the sight of God is the present reality of every true Christian. For Alexandra, this began at conversion, and deepened through several later experiences. These further revelations included the 1) holiness of God, 2) the evil of sin,...

Early Church Repentance
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Early Church Repentance

This shocking study of early church repentance likely flies in the face of everything you’ve been taught about repentance. For the first 150 years of the church, Christians believed in only one repentance. In this repentance, a person renounced his old life and all sin forever. God forgave all his sins. Then, he was to...

How to Confess and Forsake Your Sins
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How to Confess and Forsake Your Sins

How to Confess Your Sins to God The Benefit of Confession The Book of Proverbs says, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (28:13). Confession is indispensable to salvation. Not only are sinners converted by confession, but every victory in the Christian life comes by confession...