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Dave Halls, 25/05/2011

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Talking about the cross from a Pentecostal perspective.

MP900449125Here are a few resources that may help with my CCT Good Friday talk.


You can find my source for the statistics here.

I have been strongly influenced by recent thinking done by James K A Smith on Pentecostal Epistemology. 

You can get his book here

or watch a lecture on the subject here.


My father's story can be found here and my mother's here.

The unedited script for my talk is here.

If you would like to pursue any of the ideas I have raised you should be able to comment below. 
To access other resources including information about current interests, please email me at


Dave Halls, 21/04/2011

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The opposite spirit

MP900386815This Sunday we were back to talking about the cross and made some small reference to spiritual warfare and the idea of ACTING IN THE OPPOSITE SPIRIT.

I first heard of this idea from Gerald Coates but I believe it might have developed in YWAM with Loren Cunningham, the founder.

Anyway, if you want to know more, here and here are two helpful articles which you can read at leisure.

Dave Halls, 08/03/2011

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Awesome cross of power

Its 10.20 on Saturday night.  I've got tomorrow's talk as far as I can - just a case of sleeping on it and praying the detail through in the morning.

Here are the bits you might want to follow up the session.

Wordles are a neat way of summarising and analysing text.  You can make your own at

Col 2

Colossians 2:13-15

1 cor 15


1 Corinthians 15:50-57

Here's the song which tells it better than I ever could. 


And if you want to see the longer version of the HBO clip of the Roman triumphal procession, including a gory reminder of what happens to defeated enemies...

Dave Halls, 05/03/2011

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How to pray for Egypt

Here's a quick Sunday link from Ruth which gives a valuable prayer angle on whats happening in Egypt.

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Dave Halls, 06/02/2011

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Awesome cross of freedom and forgiveness

The base from which I am working totay is Ephesians 1:7

For by the blood of Christ we are set free, that is our sins are forgiven.

That says it all really but the other ideas come from Colossians 1:19b-23a and Galatians 6:1-5.

Here's the fantastic movie I am showing towards the end.

Dave Halls, 29/01/2011

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We're not the only ones...

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Dave Halls, 28/01/2011

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As I have been preparing for breaking bread this week I have thought how often our experience of that big event seems a bit ordinary and I remember some stuff I found in a Pentecostal archive a year or so ago.  They relate to the 1920s when my grandparents came to faith.  I would really like to experience some of that!


“What a hallowed moment it was when the bread and wine was passed to each believer - how real was the presence of Him at Whose feet we knelt - how our hearts glowed with an unquenchable fire of devotion to the One who had so freely and fully accomplished our deliverance from the penalty and power of sin by the sacrifice of Himself on Calvary. Henceforth to many this memorial sacrament will have a much deeper spiritual significance.” (Elim Evangel, ECW Boulton – Hull).
“The building was nearly full for the breaking of bread service on Sunday morning -- and what refreshing liberty! The touch of God came on us all as we worshipped, and from the song of praise there broke forth the still sweeter singing in the Spirit that has been such a wonderful feature of this Pentecostal revival all along. He Whose presence makes heaven itself what it is, became a reality in our very midst; Hallelujah! And then what appetite, what appreciation, as we closed our time of fellowship with a meditation on Jesus in the days of His flesh, as revealed in the written page.” (Elim Evangel, Gee – Glasgow).
“At each meeting God’s power was manifest, but the crowning time was on the Lord’s Day, at the breaking of bread, when the Holy Spirit’s presence filled the place, and many who had never before met to remember the Lord’s death, were brought into such close touch with the Saviour Himself, that barriers were swept away and fetters broken. Glory to His Wonderful Name! The strongest were broken down, and one feels it was best expressed in the words, “heaven came down my soul to greet, and glory crowned the Mercy Seat.” (Tamworth)


Dave Halls, 03/12/2009