More on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit from Terry Virgo

Today Terry continues to argue for the Baptism with the Spirit as a distinct experience (though one that can happen on the day of someones conversion). He was asked about people who feel that they have received all that there is of the Spirit at conversion: "I have read so much of Martyn Lloyd-Jones that his answer comes to me, if you have got it where is it? . . The coming of the Holy Spirit on people was so transforming. Even JEsus himself was anointed of the Holy Spirit. . . There is plenty … [Read more...]

Baptism in the Holy Spirit by Terry Virgo

You know how it works. Here are some extracts to whet your appetite, followed by another video of Terry Virgo. This time he is speaking about the importance he places on a clear, distinct experience of baptism with the Holy Spirit: "I remember reading Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones who said that receiving the Spirit is different to conversion, and then read John Stott who said the Baptism with the Spirit is conversion. I thought I honor both of these men so massively, so if they disagree who am I to … [Read more...]

"Baptism is not optional if you want to take the Bible seriously" Terry Virgo

So far in this series of videos we have seen Terry speak about three values that have shaped his ministry:Building churches that are loving, righteous, caught up in world mission, and evangelistic. The primary place of preaching and the authority of the Bible. The full benefits of graceWe move today to the fourth of his 17 values (this series is going to take a while yet!). It is expressed once again in terms of the kind of church he aims to plant:‘A church whose people are b … [Read more...]

How does grace affect the way Pastors lead a church? Terry Virgo

Here are some extracts from a further video about how grace has shaped Terry Virgo's ministry: "What we are looking for in our churches is that there is a whole ethos of grace, and acceptance, that we are delighted in by God. . . It is not to make it casual or lazy. . .We accept one another but we also admonish one another . . . In Peter it says you have everything you need for life and godliness, then it says "make every effort." . . Genuine biblical grace does not produce passivity . . . … [Read more...]

How to live in the good of God’s grace – Terry Virgo

I hope you have been following along with Terry's very helpful series of short interviews on the values that have driven his ministry for decades. If not, do visit his site and catch up on them. I have fallen a bit behind, so I will devote this week to us catching up. Here are some extracts from this video: "I've preached the message of grace again and again in all kinds of different contests and watching people coming into that liberty is such a joy. Sometimes it's very dramatic to see lives … [Read more...]

PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK: The Spirit Filled Church by Terry Virgo

I am thrilled that Terry has now announced that he will be publishing a new book this year. The subtitle is "Finding Your Place in God's Purpose."Just reading the title, and seeing the name of the man who has written it should be enough to tell you this is a book that will be worthy of your investment, and also likely to rock your world! I will no doubt be telling you some more about this book in the future, but for now, suffice it to say that you can already pre-order this from Amazon.co.uk … [Read more...]

The dangers of grace – by Terry Virgo

I wanted to return to sharing some more of Terry's video interview clips. This one introduces us to some of the dangers of teaching about grace and how to handle them. Here are a few excerpts to whet your appetite:"The Bible is not ignorant of the dangers…it says don't let grace be an opportunity for the flesh. Don't kid yourself. . .You could say "I'm free I could become an addict again" but thats not freedom in Biblical terms. . . Freedom is I don't choose to sin. . . Grace actually c … [Read more...]

Reflections on Newfrontiers Prayer and Fasting and a Caleb-like example

I wasn't planing on blogging a report on this weeks prayer and fasting. These events are semi-closed. They are family affairs. Visitors are allowed, but they are allowed in much the same way that I might invite a new friend to share a family meal with us. I wouldn't want the details of my children's conversation blogged afterwards! So I will not report on the event as such, however, it is reverberating around my mind. I just wanted to point out a couple of things that stood out for … [Read more...]

Valuing Grace Terry Virgo Part Three

This is the third video in the series from Terry Virgo on this third value of his for ministry: grace. "All that happened to Jesus is accredited to our account. . . Our sinful nature is not just because I have got a bad temper or I've got lustful eyes, I am a sinner because I was in Adam, he sinned and that made me a sinner. We were born children of disobedience it in our make up. But when we believe in Jesus we are told we are placed into Christ. It's not just that Jesus died for my sins for … [Read more...]

Valuing Grace by Terry Virgo Part Two

This is the second of Terry's videos on his value of grace. You know how it goes by now, here is an extract to make you want to watch the whole thing: "I recall that it was as though I saw a break in the cloud, and saw some blue sky. I suddenly felt that God loves me freely, but it wasn't enough to establish me, and I quickly went back to are you praying long enough, are you meditating on the Bible long enough, and these so-called "means of grace" became duties you have to fulfill. Am I doing … [Read more...]


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