Category Archives: The Holy Spirit

Five Dynamics of the Corporate Spiritual Life – Part 1: Revelation and Impartation

In my last post, I discussed five dynamics of the spiritual life from Philippians 3:10-11 as they relate to the individual believer.  In this post (and the next), I’d like to look through this same lens and see how this … Continue reading

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Five Dynamics of the Spiritual Life

One of the most concise and yet comprehensive statements in Scripture describing the dynamics of the spiritual life is Philippians 3:10-11. It is arguably the apostle Paul’s most transparent expression of His inward spiritual passion and pursuit. It is also … Continue reading

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Lessons From the Underground Church in China

As the People’s Republic of China recently celebrated it’s 70th anniversary (October 1, 2019), I wanted to focus a post on the underground church in China that has endured intense persecution under this repressive, communist regime.  As the Chinese government … Continue reading

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Affirmations (5) – Christ the Uncontested Head of the Church

[Affirmations series: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Conclusion.] ______________________ ~ Affirmations ~ 5. Christ the Uncontested Head of the Church ~ ~ ~ I affirm that, according to the eternal purpose, … Continue reading

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The Church Gathering Simply in the Name of Christ and Under His Headship – A Historical Account by C.H. Mackintosh

The Headship of Christ in the gathering of the church is the theme of two of the most popular pages on this blog: 1. the Resource page for the book, Principles for the Gathering of Believers Under the Headship of Jesus … Continue reading

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Of Wine and Wineskins

 A collaborative post by Josh Lawson, Travis Kolder, and David Bolton for “The WORD in 3D”. ~ ~ ~  “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and … Continue reading

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“The Image We Bear” – by Evan Bolton

A number of years back, during a time of worship and sharing around our living room with a gathering of the saints, we noticed our teenage son, Evan, off in a corner intently writing in a notebook. We weren’t quite … Continue reading

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