Posts by Pastor Mark Purl

Posts by Pastor Mark Purl

The Communion of the Holy Spirit

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  Amen.”     ~    2 Corinthians 13:14  ………                           In these verses the Bible talks about the communion of the Holy Spirit being with us.  The word communion also means:  partnership, participation, and fellowship. …

The Peace of God

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”        John 14:27 KJV…….                  While peace is a free gift given to us by Jesus, there are things that we can do to ensure we walk in this free gift.  Let me share with you eight factors…

Resurrection – Life & Hope !

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”    ~   1 Peter 1:3 KJV…….        Whenever I think of Jesus’ resurrection I think of two words… life and hope!  His resurrection along with other…

Benefits of Praying in Other Tongues

“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”     ~    Acts 2:4……….                  So  you’ve been filled with the Holy Ghost, now what?  Well, the Bible tells us when the disciples were filled with the Holy Ghost they began to speak with tongues.  Now that…

Freedom through the knowledge of God!

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge….”      ~   Hosea 4:6 KJV           One of the things I learned early on in my Christian life was that the more of God’s knowledge I could learn the freer I would be in life.  You could say it this way, that the more of the Word you get in you the freer you’re going to be.  Natural knowledge…

Jesus, The Prince of Peace

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”         ~   Luke 2:13-14………         Merry Christmas!  This time of the year is extra special to me because I gave my life to Jesus around this time of year.  It was December…

How To Walk In Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”    James 1:5-6 …….      Have you ever needed wisdom on anything?  We’re instructed that if we…

The Authority of The Believer!

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”    ~  Matthew 28:18-19 KJV……..         One of the revelations that really impacted my life over 40 years ago was the revelation of…

Praying For Others

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”    ~  Ephesians 6:18……….               In this verse the Apostle Paul exhorts us to watch in prayer for the saints.  So what does it mean to watch in prayer for the saints?  One thing it means is to be…

The Power of Consistency

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”      ~   Hebrews 13:8………… We need to be very thankful that God Almighty is consistent.  That Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  That God doesn’t change the  plan of salvation every other day or so.  Consistency is a part of who He is.  You and I need…