Category Archives: Jesus Christ

Early Morning Thoughts On Good Friday (2014)

Thoughts (About Death) In Bed Between 2:30 and 3:30 on Good Friday Morning –Yesterday while my wife and I were walking outside, a prophetic friend called me and I put him on speaker phone. He told us that the night … Continue reading

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Simple church is a group of people passionately pursuing God, each person hearing and obeying the living, resurrected Jesus Christ and fulfilling the New Testament “one another” commands.

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Bold (Transformational) Words From John The Baptist

John, God’s greatest prophet, led the way for the living Jesus Christ by telling groups of people to:  “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.” Perhaps the 21st Century church could obey John and make room … Continue reading

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Clipboard Jesus is Coming to Nashville!

Church meetings have traditionally kept the living, resurrected Jesus on the sidelines, like a backup quarterback, holding a clipboard for the preacher who programs and runs the meeting. In the news: Clipboard Jesus is coming to Nashville this summer. His … Continue reading

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Nashville — Time’s “Red-Hot Town”

Time magazine has named Nashville: “The South’s Red-Hot Town” in its upcoming March 17 issue. –”Red-hot men and women are those who have hungered and thirsted for God and have found Him. They have burst into flame. Holy fire kindles … Continue reading

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Talking About Jesus Like He’s Not In The Room

This was inspired by Kim Walker with Jesus Culture lyrics to You Won’t Relent:  “I don’t want to talk about You like You’re not in the room.  I want to look right at You, I want to sing right to … Continue reading

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March Madness Style Excitement In Church

March Madness boring?   If basketball officials acted like pastors; personally planned and programmed each play, prompted those present when to stand and when to sit, and then presented a 30 minute talk; March Madness would be boring. I’m glad that … Continue reading

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1 Speaker Church Is Like A 1 Channel TV . . .

If church has the same speaker every week, it is like a TV that only gets one channel. Maybe Christian ministry would be more effective at changing lives and transforming our culture if it flowed from one ordinary believer to … Continue reading

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Tell it! Boldly Tell The Good News About Jesus Christ!

It is necessary to use words!  “Go tell it on the mountain and everywhere.”  “Speak the truth in love.”  “Shout it from the housetops.”  “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”  “The righteous are as … Continue reading

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The TruTh = 3 Crosses T T T

The TruTh was shown to the word by 3 crosses — T T T. On one side was an angry, bitter thief; On the other a remorseful thief seeking forgiveness; And in the center the One whose love transforms lives; … Continue reading

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