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Spirit Empowerment: Global Distinctives (Part 5)

By Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D.

Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D., takes the mystery out of what it means to be empowered by the Holy Spirit, in Part 5 of our Global Distinctives feature series. The Global Distinctives, agreed on by nearly 240 leaders at the 2012 Global Summit, are six unifying principles that bind our whole Foursquare family in doctrine and culture.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

Walking in the Power of God’s Healing

By Myron Corser

When Myron Corser was a child, his heart suddenly stopped beating. But after the prayer of an elder from Angelus Temple, he was miraculously healed. As a young man he attended L.I.F.E. Bible College, and became a Foursquare pastor who would go on to minister God’s healing touch to many others throughout five decades of ministry service.

 
 

Devotionals

Continuously Filled by the Holy Spirit

By Jim Scott

Though being Christian in a secular world can make us feel like strangers in a foreign land, God is ready and willing to equip us to share the gospel through His Holy Spirit, just as He did in the early church, shares FMI Director Jim Scott.

 
 

Central Office Updates

Contending for Holy Spirit Empowerment at Connection 2016

By Glenn Burris Jr.

President Glenn Burris Jr. shares that he has felt strongly compelled by the Lord to have a commissioning service on Wednesday night during Connection 2016 in Honolulu. He believes the Foursquare family should contend for a Holy Spirit impartation to leave Hawaii with an empowerment from on high.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

The Lasting Legacy of Aimee Semple McPherson

By Harold Helms

Harold Helms, who pastored Foursquare’s founding church, Angelus Temple, for many years, shares his early experiences as a young man when he attended the church and was a student at L.I.F.E. Bible College. Aimee Semple McPherson’s ministry, he recalls, brought together people from different ethnicities and cultures, and would influence his life and ministry for many years to come.

 
 

Features

Step Out in Faith and Let God Heal

By Chip Crosby

We preach the healing power of God from our pulpits. But do we practice it? It’s time that we, as pastors, take a step of faith and let God use us to administer His healing touch—and show our church members how they can do it, too. From his own experience, Pastor Chip Crosby offers a faith-inspiring testimony of what happens when we take God as His word.

 
 

Features

Take the Fear Out of Holy Spirit Baptism

By Bryan Finley

The fear of “not doing it right” keeps some people away from pursuing the baptism with the Holy Spirit, shares Foursquare Pastor Bryan Finley. As pastors, we can provide opportunities for the Holy Spirit to have freedom, and help people embrace all that God has to offer them.

 
 

Features

Calling Foursquare to Prayer

By Jack Hayford

Pastor Jack Hayford earnestly calls Foursquare pastors, leaders and church members to a lifestyle of prayer in the face of our nation’s social and moral decay. Prayer, he asserts, “is an ever-contemporary pattern of biblical spirituality, and nothing—not even the finest programming, productions or tactical strategies—can substitute for it.”

 
 

We Are Foursquare

D.J. Vick Appreciates Foursquare’s Passionate Faith

By Ken Walker

The strong work of the Holy Spirit is a primary distinctive that attracted D.J. Vick to Foursquare and transformed him into a proponent of the movement. The senior pastor of Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell, Wash., says that this emphasis provides an edge and creates a fire burning in members’ souls that has instilled a shared passion for people who don’t know Jesus.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

The ‘Hollywood Boy Evangelist’

By Walter Wentworth

For more than half a century, Walter Wentworth, a Foursquare pastor and evangelist, preached the gospel and prayed for the sick to be healed. Then his world came crashing down. He was in a tragic car accident and told by doctors that he would never walk unassisted again. Many people would think their days of praying for others’ healing were over. Not Walter.

 
 
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