Category Archives: Nashville

Nashville’s Hands-On, Science-Lab Style, Doer Church

Doer church? What if a church gathered to let people be doers — to let them hear what the Spirit is saying to them and then actually do it? “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only.” (James 1:22). … Continue reading

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The Word, The World Cup, & CPR

Perhaps we need more on Sunday mornings than religious education and/or personal motivation. We need the inner transformation that comes from following and obeying the living, resurrected Jesus Christ together in a meeting! I read the Bible almost every day … Continue reading

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Quotes & Notes on Spirit-Prompted Church Meetings

Hear God where you are.  Follow Him to where He is.  D.L. Moody said:  “The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ.” Within every person is a spiritual cell phone … Continue reading

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Have We Silenced God’s Lambs (Keeping Them Silent With Preaching)?

Have we silenced God’s lambs with a gag rule for church?  Perhaps. I believe that many people have powerful messages from God burning in their heart, but they are too intimidated to share them because: 1) They are never given … 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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Church? A Preacher Performing or People Participating

Should there be more than one way to hold a church service? Perhaps we should allow many ways of having a church meeting; instead of the one (almost universal) way of church based on sermon-hearing. Christians invite people to church … Continue reading

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The NFL Draft

Perhaps the church can learn from the NFL Draft! The NFL Draft is not looking for passive spectators to sit around and listen to the coach every week; but for game-changers who get off the bench and make plays!  (To … Continue reading

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How To Have Genuine Revival & Spiritual Awakening

How to Prepare The Way of The Lord (And Make Room For Revival & Spiritual Awakening in Your Life And in Your Church) 1) Get tradition out of the way. (“You nullify the word of God by your tradition.” –Jesus.) … Continue reading

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Do Preplanned Church Programs “Ruin It” For People

If you tell people the storyline and outcome of a movie before they see it, many people will say that you have ruined it for them. They don’t want to know what happens in a movie before they see it. … Continue reading

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National Salvation Army Magazine Promotes Participatory Church

War Cry, the national magazine of The Salvation Army USA features this article on interactive church in the March 2014 issue (page 5). If you would like to go to the article on line, click on the link and thing … Continue reading

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