"Satan only counterfeits that which is real."
"God's wired us differently."
God is --
- from another dimension ("heavenly places", "things unseen")
- /favors dwelling in people rather than in places
- very creative
- humanity is his favorite medium
- "Human beings are vandalized works of art."
- "If we go to the Telescope, the Microscope, or the Mirror, it ought to lead us to worship."
- "Eph. 2 - we're called 'God's Masterpiece'"
- some heard God's voice
- some heard a divine voice (angel)
- some heard thunder
"How can we restore experience to our lives?"
"There comes a point when 'being right' is not enough."
Tame a Wild Horse <-----------> Raise a Dead Mule
. . (Pentecostal) <------------------> (Evangelical)
Jesus said, "The scriptures do not give you Life -- they bring you to me, and I give you Life." -- John 5:39
I've often been "enamored with the written word / oblivious to the Living Word".
"Jesus performed most miracles, not via his divinity, but via his spirit-filled humanity."
"Earnestly desire...", not "Be open to..." spiritual gifts - 1 Cor. 14:1
Spiritual gifts are not an evidence of being spiritual. The fruit of the spirit is the evidence of being spiritual.
And then the next morning at church, in a completely different venue, it was pointed out that we were commanded to "take and eat" the Lord's Supper, not to "take and understand" the Lord's Supper.