Monthly Archives: September 2012

Following The Holy Spirit To Where You Don’t Want To Go

Who wants to go where you don’t want to go?  Jesus told His disciple Peter, that Peter would be led “where you do not want to go.” (John 21:18)  Are you willing to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Been To Church?

Church is more than a structured meeting. Church is spiritual life flowing through a room – Something you and everyone present can feel.   Church is electricity in the air, An inner tingling, A sense of awe. A keen awareness … Continue reading

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It’s Not Hard To Have Fun

I have never had a difficult time having fun.  I don’t need expensive concerts, costly sporting events, fancy restaurants, lively parties, alcohol, drugs, or other outward things to make me enjoy my life.  I just do — enjoy it.  Although … Continue reading

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Evangeline Booth, The Salvation Army, & Spiritual Fire

Evangeline believed that The Salvation Army represented an aggressive style of Christianity.  However, over the years, some of the early Army boldness has been lost.  Perhaps it is time to bring it back.  Here’s one step you can take to … Continue reading

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Unconditional Will Wow You!

Unconditional, a new movie staring Lynn Collins and Michael Ealy, is based on events in the life of Joe Bradford, affectionately known as Papa Joe by the people whose lives he has changed in the projects of Nashville, Tennessee.  It is a … Continue reading

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Are Americans (And Other Westerners) Morality-Phobic?

Are Americans morality-phobic?  Is morality-phobia widespread in our land?  Here are a few questions: Are Americans so afraid of honesty that they feel the need to tell little (and sometimes big) lies? Are they so frightened of not having enough … Continue reading

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Make A Courageous Act Of Spiritual Warfare

The Salvation Army Flag is known as the Blood & Fire.  It’s not decor for a corps (a Salvation Army church); it’s for feet to walk a beat on the street praying and testifying to the glory of God. It’s … Continue reading

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From Hinduism to Jesus Christ

I recently helped Tapan Saha write his testimony about finding Christ.  Tap is a soldier (member) of The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville.  Here’s his story: I was born to a Hindu family in East Pakistan.  I … Continue reading

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Perhaps It’s Time To Cry Out To God

Cry Out Nashville was a prophetic event held in Cumberland Park, overlooking downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Christ-followers gathered to worship God and to cry out for spiritual awakening and revival.  God is wanting believers in Nashville … Continue reading

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There’s A You In You

There’s more to life than meets the eye.  There’s more to see than Instagram, Netflicks, YouTube, and TV. So open your eyes.  Take a look in your heart.  You’ll see that there’s more than Intel inside — more than integrated … Continue reading

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