The Power of God

July 23, 2010

Much of the power of Christianity today is the natural result of organized forces. Many a successful church owes its prosperity, in a great measure, to the business principles on which it is run, and its influence is made up largely of the social elements which constitute it, the numbers which attend it, or the effective machinery by which it is moved; but this may involve no spiritual power whatever.

It is not inconsistent with spiritual power; the Holy Ghost may work in the channels of order and systematic work, but all of this may exist in the most complete form and yet it be simply a religious club and ecclesiastical machinery.

A minister may build up his church just as a man builds up his business, and the ambition which accomplishes his splendid ideal may be of precisely the same kind as that which has founded and consummated the great financial enterprises of our age. There is a no more perfect organization in the world than Romanism. Its machinery is superb, but it knows nothing of spiritual power.

(Excerpt from his book “Walking in the Spirit” by A.B. Simpson; Chapter 11: The Spirit of Power)


Ejecting From Our Comfort Zones

July 21, 2010

Text: Matthew 14:22-33
Title: Ejecting From Our Comfort Zones
Introduction: The African Impala can jump to a height of over ten feet and cover a distance of greater than thirty feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a three foot wall. The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their feet will fall.

Faith is leaping when you can’t see where you’re going to land. It is taking action based on the unseen fulfillment of God’s promises.

v1-12: Death of John the Baptist
vs13-21: Five thousand people miraculously fed.

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“Special Hour” Schedule

July 1, 2010

This year, I have again the privilege of teaching in our Bible Institute. The President gave me the responsibility of handling the “Special Hour” class, often called the “Inspiration” class. I’d like to share to you the schedule of lessons that will be taught in the class. I’m praying that through these messages, the Lord would stir the hearts of the students to be more yielded to His Spirit.

“Special Hour” Schedule

Bible Baptist Institute School Year 2010

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