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David Brainerd on Experiencing the Spirit at Conversion

David Brainerd on Experiencing the Spirit at Conversion

Two stories of American Indians brought to faith by David Brainerd, and how they experienced the gift of the Spirit.

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Should We Promise an Experience of the Spirit at Conversion?

Should We Promise an Experience of the Spirit at Conversion?

When we lead someone to Christ, should we promise that they will have an experience of the Spirit? Here’s how my mind has changed on this question —

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Samuel Pearce And God’s “Heavenly, Glorious, Melting Power”

Samuel Pearce And God's "Heavenly, Glorious, Melting Power"

Samuel Pearce set aside a day to seek God. Here’s what he experienced — and what it means for us.

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How Is The Holy Spirit The Guarantee Of Our Inheritance?

How Is The Holy Spirit The Guarantee Of Our Inheritance?

When I understood that God, by the Spirit, wanted to give me an actual taste of heaven — it changed everything. Here’s how –

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True Stories About The Work Of The Spirit

True Stories About The Work Of The Spirit

Feeling bored spiritually? Read these stories of how powerfully the Holy Spirit has worked in people’s hearts — to stir your hunger for God.

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My Midnight Experience of the Holy Spirit

My Midnight Experience of the Holy Spirit

I checked my email one more time before bed. Big mistake. I got a zinger. But here’s what God did for me.

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What If I Do Not Experience The Holy Spirit?

What If I Do Not Experience The Holy Spirit?

What if I’m trusting Christ but don’t experience the Holy Spirit? Here are my thoughts — and some good news —

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How Does The Holy Spirit Empower Obedience?

How Does The Holy Spirit Empower Obedience?

Ever wonder how much of your obedience is Spirit-powered, and how much is just will-power? Me, too. Here’s what’s helping me.

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What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? (Part Three)

What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? (Part Three)

Here’s one reason many believers miss what God has for them, more Scriptures about Spirit-baptism, and how John Wesley experienced this precious gift.

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What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? (Part Two)

What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? (Part Two)

More on why the baptism of the Spirit is an experience occurring at conversion in which the Spirit gives such a taste of Jesus’ glory that we are fully satisfied.

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