Category Archives: corrupt culture

The Right To Grab Some Grace (Is An Oxymoron)

In a culture that continually demands its rights, it is important to remember that there is not a right to grace.  (That’s an oxymoron.)  You can’t just grab some grace and have it your way, like a fast food burger.  … Continue reading

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Perhaps the “new normal” is nothing but, surrendering to the same old self-focus the Bible says is sin.

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Our confused culture calls God’s self-evidence, mere irrelevance.

Our confused culture calls God’s self-evidence, mere irrelevance.

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Living Backwards

Are we 21st Century Western Christians living backwards? Resisting the Holy Spirit’s promptings . . . While obeying the seductive commands of our culture; And fulfilling our own desires.

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Church? Prevading Presence or Prearranged Program?

Church is the powerful and permeating Presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ; not just the mere presentation of a prearranged religious program. Church is a group of people actively engaging God; not a group passively listening to a talk … Continue reading

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Imitator or Radiator? (Awash In The World or Aflame For God?)

Are you a radiator spreading the presence and power of Christ to the people around you or an imitator following the influence of popular culture? Are you transforming your friends, neighbors, coworkers and community by godly influence or are you … Continue reading

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Don’t rock with the culture; roll with God’s Spirit!

Don’t rock with the culture; roll with God’s Spirit!

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Church is a furnace — a gathering for igniting and spreading the contagion of spiritual fire; not an ice maker — a synchronized “service” dropping cool ideas on to cold hearts conformed to contemporary culture.

Daring deeds, not comfortable creeds!

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Characteristics Of Compromised Christianity

Christianity is a challenging faith — a heavenly vision, a high calling — beckoning men and women to live life at a higher level than that of merely satisfying their cravings, compulsions, and self-interest. However, rising above our baser nature … Continue reading

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Have we been emotionally screwed by living in a culture that constantly promotes the rude, the crude, and the lewd?

Have we been emotionally screwed By living in a culture That constantly promotes The rude, the crude, and the lewd? “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever … Continue reading

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