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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 davehalls@dayspring.org.uk

 


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 www.wordle.net

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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mAKING UP YOUR MIND

I wanted to sharpen up the big idea behind the video I commented on on Sunday morning.  Here it is if you want to look at it.

The Stool from Stewart H Redwine on Vimeo.

 

When we talk about discipleship, it is often more about the direction we are going than the point we have reached.  Lately we have been also talking about the fact that, even then, there are different areas in which we follow him which all need to be intentional and progressing.  These are

  • way--direction
  • truth--moral compass
  • life--energy
The takeaway of the stool is that it just doesn't work if we are continually 'one-cheeking' it.  One minute we offer Jesus full authority in our life.  The next we are having second thoughts.  It just makes a mess of everything.

Its another angle on discipleship and there are bound to be more to come.

BTW if you liked the introductory video, here it is.  Who is going to start producing our own?




Dave Halls, 21/06/2010