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James Bloice Smith

Primitive Worship - Understanding Revelations (Psalm 33:1 - Acts 21:1)

James Bloice Smith, February 17, 2019
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

The reality of Christ in us means that there will be times when He gives us something for the whole Church.
While nature and our innermost identity contain nuggets of what God is like, we don't know that much of God except by revelations.
The Bible is an account of revelations given by the Holy Spirit.
We are all beneficiaries of revelation: God has revealed himself and his truths to us. We cannot get to faith in God except by revelation.
Are we then going to be a vehicle of revelation to others?
Prophecy - or revelation - is considered in the Bible as above other spiritual gifts.

Tags: character of God, early church, prophecy, prophesy, prophet, revelation, understanding of God, worship



About James Bloice Smith: James became a Christian as a child and owned it in a new way in his late teens. He studied psychology and biochemistry at Bangor University, teaching at King’s College, London University, and theology at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University. He has worked as a Medical Laboratory Technician, in North London as a science teacher and for eight years in student evangelism and discipleship with Agapé. His first pastorate was as assistant minister at Park Road Baptist Church, Peterborough. He has been minister at Headington Baptist Church since 1996. James is married to Marion and has a son, Daniel, who works as an engineer, and a daughter, Naomi, who is a teacher. His interests include people in general, getting into boats whenever possible, the Headington community and ‘fiddling about’-making things and fixing things.
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