Category Archives: evangelism

Flag Prayer Walking + Spontaneous Prophetic Songs in a Nashville Neighborhood

“May we sing you a song from God?” we asked J.D., a man we didn’t know sitting on his own front porch with several other people (adults and kids) in the McFerrin Park Neighborhood of East Nashville. “Sure,” he said. … Continue reading

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Karaoke Spoken From The Heart (Lay Witness Missions)

Before people in the USA sang karaoke, they spoke it spontaneously, from the heart as they told how the living, resurrected Jesus Christ had changed their life.  It was called Lay Witness Missions.  This spoken karaoke began in United Methodist … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Supernatural Vision And Radical Obedience

1 person’s courageous obedience to a spiritual vision can change the world!  A runaway slave named Patrick who was living in England saw a vision 1 day. This is how he describes it: “I saw a man coming, as it … Continue reading

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Your Church Has Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, & Teachers

Every church is full of gifts that God has given — apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers (see Eph. 4:11). There is not just one pastor in a church and none of the other gifts.  There are many of these … Continue reading

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Radical Quotations About Church (Can You Handle Them?)

Can you handle these radical quotations about church? “A Christian gathering controlled by one person cannot be controlled by the Holy Spirit.”  –Eddie L. Hyatt “Our great duty is diligently to wait on the motions of His Spirit in our … Continue reading

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The Cat In The Hat Shares The Rap On His Cap

Yo! Let’s go, We gotta show A better way to pray Than sittin’ in pews Hearin’ preacha views. We got da great news! Let everybody share A prayer or a care. Take da flag Out of da bag; Blood & … Continue reading

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Is America Violent & Alienated From God Like Jean Valjean In Les Misérables?

Les Misérables, the new movie musical staring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried, beautifully brings Victor Hugo’s 1862 French novel to life.  However, it made me wonder:  Is America violent and alienated from God like the main … Continue reading

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Quote From “Aggressive Christianity”

In her sermon, Aggressive Christianity, Catherine Booth (co-founder of The Salvation Army) preached: “It is a bad sign for the Christianity of this day that it provokes so little opposition. If there were no other evidence of it being wrong, … Continue reading

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“That Flag Into This Neighborhood”

A group was prayer walking down a drug infested street in East Nashville when a tough looking man demanded: “What flag is that?” I told him that it stood for the blood of Jesus and the fire of the Holy … 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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