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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...

iStock000013852845Smalljpgscal...who like stories. Here's a new site where you can post and read about life in the church.  Why not think about contributing?


Dave Halls, 28/01/2011


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DID JACOB REALLY CHANGE?

change buttonDid Jacob ever change? 
Even late on in his story he prefers to avoid confrontation. He would rather not start a fight even when his daughter is raped.
And in the next generation he was certainly seeing the same dysfunctional behaviour.  He made a favourite of Joseph and in turn was deceived about what had happened to Joseph.
But something did happen.
In his marathon fight with the shadowy figure, God tells him that his name has changed. No longer Jacob, the ‘heel grabber’: he has become Israel, the one who struggles with God.
Sometimes people change their names in the hope that will make them different. That wasn’t the case here.
The most obvious agents for change in Jacob’s life were:
The pressure of CIRCUMSTANCES and the humility and patience it produced. (Humble yourselves) Jas:4:6-10; 1Peter 5:6
 
Moving from dreams to ENCOUNTER. Jacob’s encounter with God was one of the most dramatic in the whole of the Bible. 2 Cor 3:18
 
Interestingly Jacob had received the blessing from Isaac. At least 15 years later he was still trying to secure it.
 
What other change processes would we expect to see? Probably relationship is the key one. 
Next time we touch on the subject of change, we’ll look at the way God uses relationship.

 


Dave Halls, 18/10/2010