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Can You Handle These Quotes About Church?

“When we do come together as His assembly, let it be that He may work as He will, and by whom He will.” –William Kelly “The Holy Spirit is the One Who should be allowed to lead the people of … Continue reading

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God is like the human heart beat, keeping you alive, moment by moment, even when you are completely unaware of Him.

Posted in Be still and know that I am God, communion, communion with God, God with us, God's presence, God's protection, God's unseen hand, heart, heart care, heart connection, heart monitor, heart of worship, heart-felt, heart-felt love, life, next heart beat, prayer, presence of God, spiritual discovery, spiritual health, spiritual presence, spiritual reality, spirituality, unaware of God, What is God like?, Where is God? | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“There is something evil in our society . . .” –a Washington DC doctor.

“There is something evil in our society . . . ” –a Washington DC doctor today. –I posted the following comment today, September 16, 2013, on my Facebook page and then almost immediately turned on NBC Nightly News: Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Early Puritans Practiced Participatory Church

Reading a book this morning that I “randomly” found at McKay Books Nashville, I discovered that the early Puritans believed in participatory church. How exciting! “In the conduct of worship the Separatists (early Puritans) stressed spontaneity. Following the regular sermon, … Continue reading

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Hear ye! Hear ye! — A God Experiment (Based on 1 Samuel 3)

Hear ye! Hear ye! — A God Experiment (Based on 1 Samuel 3) 1) Tell God: “Speak Lord, for I am listening.” 2) Be still and quiet for at least 1 minute, and notice the thoughts, images, and/or impressions that … Continue reading

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“Salvation Army Leader Carries Flag of Justice” (Nashville City Paper Article)

By William Williams of The Nashville City Paper (published Sunday, May 8, 2011) On a recent rainy Tuesday, Steve Simms quietly toiled as corps administrator of the Salvation Army’s Berry Street Worship Center in East Nashville’s McFerrin Park. A gray-haired, mustachioed man … Continue reading

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Baptist Pastor Promotes Participatory Church

I “stumbled upon” a 1971 book by a Baptist pastor that describes a participatory style church service: “One winter morning I stopped for worship at a small East Tennessee rural church . . . The singing stopped and he (the … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin & Sermon Free Church

I think Benjamin Franklin would have loved sermon-free church because it gets people actively involved and transforms them from passive pew-sitters to spiritual go-getters! Ben said: “I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works. I mean real good … Continue reading

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Did Sermon-Free Church Begin At Pentecost?

Sermon-Free Church — Did It Begin At Pentecost?  Thoughts for Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013 On Pentecost Sunday (May 19) the church in the Western world celebrates the beginning of sermon-free church. The events are recorded in Acts, chapter 2 … Continue reading

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17 Benefits Of Prayer Walking

Prayer walking with The Salvation Army Flag does many things: 1) It increases the amount of intercessory prayer for your neighborhood; 2) It helps you to understand the needs in your neighborhood; 3) It increases your love for the people … Continue reading

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