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Category: A Right Spirit 2015

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Forgiven and Forgiving

“Forgiven and Forgiving” Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Matthew 18:21 Grace must impact both our friendships and our forgiveness! Forgiveness is not natural. Three barriers of an unforgiving heart: 1.  Revenge – “I’m going to get even!” 2.  Resentment – “I’m going to stay angry!” 3.  Remembering – “I will never forget!” To […]

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Being an Example in Spirit

“Being an Example in Spirit” Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear I Timothy 4:12 *  Paul was the example first to Timothy. *  The word spirit can usually be interchanged with the word heart. *  Be an example in spirit means to have the right heart attitudes. Paul’s attitude 1.  He had a persistent […]

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A Double Portion of Elijah’s Spirit

“A Double Portion of Elijah’s Spirit” Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear 2 Kings 2:9-12 Follow the progression: v.1 – Gilgal The place of new beginnings The place of “what was” v.2 – Bethel The place of a vision The place of “what could be!” v.4 – Jericho The place of great faith The […]

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Walking in and Being Filled with the Spirit

“Walking in and Being Filled with the Spirit” Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Ephesians 5:18 Illustration:  D.L. Moody (1872) hearing Henry Varley’s statement: “The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him!” 1.  Some are one-time events–with […]

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The Refreshing Spirit

“The Refreshing Spirit” Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear 1 Corinthians 16:17-18 First, Stephanas Some believe that Stephanus is the same as the Philippian jailer. Second, Fortunatus and Achaiacus We think it is possible that Fortunatus and Achaicus were servants (slaves). They did three things: 1. They visited Paul in Ephesus. 2.  They supplied […]

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The Sad Spirit

“The Sad Spirit” Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear I Kings 21:5-7 Illustration – Pollyanna and “The Glad Game” A sad spirit is one which refuses to be satisfied with God’s provision. 1.  Sadness itself is a natural emotion. 2.  Some sadness can have a cleansing effect. 3.  Sadness can bring us into the […]

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The Angry Spirit

“The Angry Spirit” Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Ecclesiastes 7:9 Ephesians 4 Two basic words that translated “anger” or “wrath” 1.  Thumos (most commonly translated “wrath”) *  The sudden outburst, the temporary passionate response *  It quickly comes up and quickly dies out 2.  Orge (can be translated either “anger” or “wrath”) * […]

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The Destroying Spirit

“The Destroying Spirit” Wednesday night, October 28, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Luke 9:51-56 Context First, there is a problem with pride. Second, there is a problem with portioning. Third, there is a problem with purpose. Fourth, there is a problem with pulverizing. Absalom Indicators of a destructive spirit 1.  Frustrated and angry 2.  Judge everything […]

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Replacing the Defective Spirit

“Replacing the Defective Spirit” Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Ezekiel 11:19-20 How to diagnose a stony heart: 1.  Lost compassion for others 2.  Lost desire to grow The only way to stay alive is to keep moving forward. Illustration:  the white shark 3.  Lost excitement for the work of God What turns our […]

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The Evil Spirit

“The Evil Spirit” Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear 1 Samuel 16:14-16, 23 Vacuum – the dictionary defines vacuum as “a space devoid of matter.” It comes from the Latin word which means “vacant.” Four stories that need to be reconciled as well: 1.  Job 2.  Judas Iscariot 3.  Abimelech 4.  Pharaoh Statements: 1.  […]

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Daniel, the Man with an Excellent Spirit

“Daniel, the Man with an Excellent Spirit” Wednesday night, October 7, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Daniel 5:12; 6:3 Four characteristics of Daniel that reveal his excellent spirit: 1.  He was a man of purpose. 2.  He was a man of prayer. We really need to approach prayer relationally, not dutifully! 3.  He was a man […]

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The Ruled Spirit

“The Ruled Spirit” Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Proverbs 16:32 1.  Ambition is a strong desire to do. A ruled spirit is a strong desire, a Spirit-controlled desire, to do God’s will. 2.  Truly spiritual ministry comes out of a life of devotion. 3.  More important than what you believe is in whom […]

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