John, one of Jesus' disciples, infamously asked Jesus to call down fire from heaven onto the people he didn't like. This man of racism and prejudice would later write passionately about loving God and loving others. Clearly his time with Jesus, a man of love, had a profound impaact on his life. John writes in 1 John 4:19 - "We love because He (God) loved us first." The power to love God comes from our decision to surrender to Jesus and walk in His ability to love others.
Christ in Us: The Power to Love God
May 03, 2015
May 3, 2015 • Pastor Lance Bane
Christ in Us: The Power to Go
May 31, 2015 • May 31, 2015 • Pastor Lance Bane
After a busy day of healing people, Jesus instructs His disciples to pray for laborers to be thrust into the harvest field. The Apostle Paul would pick up this them in 2 Corinthians 5 clarifying our message to be one of reconciliation. We may not be called to a foreign frontier, but we are called to cross the street. Christ in Us is the power to go, love others and demonstrate the supernatural power of God.
Christ in Us: The Power to Love Holy Spirit
May 24, 2015 • May 24, 2015 • Pastor Lance Bane
It's possible to view Holy Spirit as Yoda, Santa Claus or some "power" we plug into. He is none of those things. He is a person and because of Jesus Christ we can have a personal relationship with Holy Spirit. As we develop our fellowship with Holy Spirit we will feel His impact in two areas, our character development (Indwelling Spirit) and development for ministry & leadership (Empowering Spirit).
Christ in Us: The Power to Live Fruitful Lives
May 17, 2015 • May 17, 2015 • Pastor Lance Bane
In the beginning it was God's design for us to be fruitful. Sure, God meant for us to have children, the fruit of the womb, but we learn from Jesus in John 15 that God desires the entirety of lives be fruitful. Christ in Us gives us the power to live lives that bless and inspire others.