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How to Abide: Three Methods for Abiding in Christ

By Paul Lawler   At the Christ Church Birmingham gathering last Sunday, I taught on the importance of “Abiding in Christ.” This was Part 4 of our series titled Conditions.  Through this series, our listeners are learning more about meeting the conditions God describes...

Spiritual Renewal Conference Day 3

On Sunday Mark taught on the need for Spiritual Renewal in our country.  If a spiritual renewal were to take place in our country, it will not come from the culture but from the church.  If the church is to experience spiritual renewal, it will be because we as...

Christ Church Spiritual Renewal Conference Report, Day 2

Can God move among a people called Methodists?  Hear the testimonies . . .

“Refreshing.”  “Renewing.”  “Liberating!”  “I had a breakthrough moment with Jesus.”  These are some of the phrases expressed coming out of Day 2 of the Christ Church Spiritual Renewal Conference.  The conference continues tonight at 6:30 p.m. on the Christ Church Birmingham campus.

The text for last evening’s gathering was Acts 19:2, where the Apostle Paul asked the question, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” 

Can a People Called Methodists Experience Spiritual Renewal?

Christ Church is pleased to host author and speaker, Mark Nysewander, for a four day Spiritual Renewal Conference November 5th -8th.  We will gather for day two of the conference tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Christ Church Birmingham Worship Center.  

Mark taught yesterday on the need for Spiritual Renewal in our country.  He shared that if a spiritual renewal were to take place, it will not come from the culture but from the church.  If the church is to experience spiritual renewal, it will be because we as individuals within the church choose to pursue God for a fresh work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Mark shared out of 2 Timothy 1:6 where the Apostle Paul said to Timothy, “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in your through the laying on of my hands.”  From this text, Mark shared how the flame and fire of the Holy Spirit purges, gives light and revelation, and empowers and renews our Christian experience.

Why I encourage you to Attend the Wesleyan Covenant Association Global Gathering this Saturday

(An Open Letter to United Methodists from Pastor Paul Lawler)
As Christ-following United Methodists, many have expressed deep concerns for the direction of our denomination for some time.  This Saturday will bring positive news for our future as a denomination.  Thousands will gather all over the United States for the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s Move – On Mission with God Gathering.  Whatever part of the country you reside in, there are over 60 sites to choose from.  It is not too late for you to sign up and attend.  

Show Us Your Glory: A Church-wide Study

Consider this:

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us”  – A. W. Tozer

Close your eyes for just a minute as if you are getting ready to pray.  Before you open your mind or your mouth to pray, what do you perceive God to be? 

What is He like?  Is He warm, welcoming, smiling?  Or is he distant, cold, and impersonal with principles you are supposed to follow? 

Is He a lot like one of your parents who made you feel like no matter what you did, you could never measure up?  Or is He laid-back, saying “Hey whatever, just do whatever”? 

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