Category Archives: church

Live from the empty tomb, it’s Jesus Christ!

Live from the empty tomb, it’s Jesus Christ!  Is Jesus in the room or in the tomb? When Christ-followers gather in His name, the living, resurrected Jesus is in the room. We can 1) talk about Him like He’s still … Continue reading

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Years of studying church history have shown me that during times of great spiritual awakening, church meetings are more about experiencing and obeying a Presence, than about sitting and listening to a program.

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Is The Lion Of The Tribe Of Judah Uncontained Or Quenched?

“Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David has overcome so that He may open the scrolls and its seven seals.”  (Revelation 5:5) “It is said to have been an expression of the wisest of kings, … Continue reading

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The Christmas Clause

The Christmas Clause: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son . . .“ Christmas is not just a holiday. It’s a continuous flow of inner peace. Carry Christmas in your heart! Christmas is not an … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

No man puts up dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of Christmas lights and then only lets one light shine.  He turns on all the lights and if any light or lights don’t shine, he replaces the bulbs. Perhaps God wants … Continue reading

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“The Christmas Candle” Confirms The Concept Of Sermon-Free Church

The new movie The Christmas Candle is an amazing confirmation of The Salvation Army Berry Street’s participatory worship where everyday people show and tell what God has done.  I’ve been writing and posting, on my blog and on Facebook, for … Continue reading

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What Can Jesus Do?

What can Jesus do today — in the 21st Century? If Jesus is still alive and truly present when believers gather in His name (like the Bible says He is), then He can still . . . * transform lives; … Continue reading

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E pluribus unum church . . .

E pluribus unum is much more than just a Latin motto of the USA meaning “from many one.“ E pluribus unum is what happens when Christ-followers gather according to 1 Corinthians 14:26 and many ordinary people share testimonies, Scriptures, needs, … Continue reading

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The Dangerous 21st Century Needs Spiritual Trailblazers

The way ahead in the 21st Century is no yellow brick road. It is a dangerous wilderness and we Christ-followers need to cast aside our comfort zone, come out of our church customs, and cut a new trail — following … Continue reading

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Teleconferencing (Prophetically) Predicted in 1881

An early Salvation Army leader appears to have predicted teleconferencing, webinars, live streaming, and social media links — George Scott Railton wrote this in The Salvation Army’s ” War Cry” of September of 1881: “Let us hope that the telephone … Continue reading

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