Growing up in church, being baptized, getting confirmed (even re-baptized), having perfect attendance Sunday school, attending youth group and summer camps—are not the same as receiving the Holy Spirit.
The hand of God is always upon us. He stands ready to speak to us in specific ways.
Idolatry happens when we seize control of the present scenario and attempt to manipulate it to the end of the future we think is best.
Stephen shows us what it looks like when a worship leader publicly engages in spiritual warfare.
Apostolic ministry happens in the everyday work of ordinary people bearing witness to Jesus.
Transformation happens as the transcendent God takes up residence in human flesh. Transformation is a gift we must learn to receive by grace.