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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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The Revived Spirit

“The Revived Spirit” Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Genesis 45:27 Review from two weeks ago — Two-edged sword = two mouths First, Word of God Second, we have a mouth in our spirit. Ephesians 6:17 – “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” […]

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Dividing of Soul and Spirit

“Dividing of Soul and Spirit” Wednesday night, August 26, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Hebrews 4:12 Illustration:  think about all the number of threes in the human anatomy! “The Word of God” “Quick” “Powerful” “Sharper” “Two-edged Sword” Revelation 1:16; 2:12 The two-edged sword is associated with Jesus. “Two-edged” dis = two stomas = mouths Ephesians 6:17 The […]

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The Independent Spirit (Part II)

“The Independent Spirit” (Part II) Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Romans 14:7; Hebrews 10:25 First, an independent spirit is one which either through an action or neglect lives as if one is not dependent upon God. Second, the most common way that Christians exhibit an independent spirit is through neglect. Two real differences […]

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