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Ghost Stories

Humans have been telling ghost stories ever since there have been humans able to tell stories about unexplainable happenings. Evangelical Christians have not done well offering explanations for the paranormal except by saying: “Ghost aren’t real!” In this series we are looking into ghosts, the paranormal and the paranormal occurrences in the Bible along with general understandings of the Holy Spirit.

Ghost Stories: The Holy Spirit Received

By Dave Warner | November 10, 2019

Acts 2:1-8 describes in exciting detail what happened on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was first received. But not too many years after that the Apostle Paul made a contrast between being […]

Ghost Stories: The Holy Spirit Promised

By Dave Warner | November 3, 2019

Looking into Acts for the stories of the Holy Spirit coming into our midst, but Jesus promised the Holy Spirit upon specific instructions to his disciples to WAIT in Jerusalem to RECEIVE the Holy Spirit […]

Ghost Stories: What’s Up with Halloween?

By Dave Warner | October 27, 2019

We are nearing the annual cultural celebration of Halloween where kids dress up and go door to door begging for candy and gleefully exclaiming, “Trick or Treat!” But from where did the Halloween traditions come? […]

Ghost Stories: What’s Up with Ghosts?

By Dave Warner | October 20, 2019

Nearly half of Americans and 40% of Christians believe in ghosts, but are they real? And what does the Bible say about ghosts? Using the filters of scripture, reason, tradition and experience, we answer those […]

Ghost Stories: An Introduction

By Dave Warner | October 13, 2019

The Bible is full of paranormal activity starting right at the beginning of Genesis chapter 1! We’ve been trying to explain that for millennia! One of the great mysteries of our faith is how our […]

Encountering Jesus: The Samaritan Woman Pt. 2

By Dave Warner | October 6, 2019

The Samaritan Woman moves from her old reality to her new, alternate reality in Jesus and with a bold confidence she goes back to her town to tell them about Jesus. Our goal is to […]

Encountering Jesus: The Samaritan Woman at the Well, Pt 1

By Dave Warner | September 29, 2019

As Jesus was journeying through Samaria, at midday he encounters a woman getting water from a well. Jesus approaches her in her reality of being a person on the margins of her society and community […]

Encountering Jesus, John the Baptist

By Dave Warner | September 22, 2019

Continuing our march through John 3 and 4 we see John the Baptist talking with his followers about Jesus. The concern for John’s followers was that Jesus was taking all their followers! However, John the […]

Encountering Jesus: Nick at Night

By Dave Warner | September 15, 2019

Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the night where they discuss the concepts of being born and being born again.  By being born we take on the likeness of our biological parents, by being born again […]

Up, In and Out – Growing Inwardly

By Dave Warner | September 8, 2019

Jesus had a small group of 12 disciples and even within that small group he had 3 close friends, Peter, James and John. In this group, these men were discipled, learned the ways of Jesus […]