The most typical pattern of Holy Spirit-commissioning is to simply "send people on their way" and to give direction along the journey.
Nothing quenches the Holy Spirit more and self-disqualifies a person from the game like the categories of "called to ministry," and "just a layperson."
We do not possess the power of God. The power of God possesses us.
True faithfulness in prayer has nothing to do with outcomes and everything to do with love.
The big takeaway in the apostolic school of prayer is this one: Do not ever give up!
Persecution is the enemy's best effort to defeat God, but it usually takes on the opposite effect.
The CEO model of church leadership has taken a toll on a leader's ability to practice the three-fold ministry of Jesus: preaching, teaching, and healing.
The Church, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, is designed to be a decentralized lay movement.
Though Jesus told us the world would hate us as it hated him, expect for most of the criticism to come from the insiders.
Not only does the Holy Spirit illuminate the gospel to us, he carries it out to its fullest meaning.