Category Archives: relevation

Jesus Is Alive & Active in the 21st Century — Church Can Catch Him Like A Sail Catching The Wind

When the leaves and small limbs of a tree are all leaning in the same direction, you know that something invisible is going on — the wind is blowing the tree.  That’s what happens at The Salvation Army Berry Street.  … Continue reading

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An interview with Paul of Tarsus

(An interview with Paul of Tarsus based on 1 Corinthians chapter 14.) Me: “So, Paul, who can prophesy?” Paul: “You can all prophesy.” Me: “What happens if everybody prophesies?” Paul: “If an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone … Continue reading

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Fire From God

Unless you hear it through the Spirit, the Bible will be boring. If the Word doesn’t burn in your heart your sins won’t depart! Without a Spirit-fire, you will drown in your own desire. So how do you start a … Continue reading

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Are We Good People Or Bad People?

Most people think that there are bad people in the world, but almost nobody thinks that they are a bad person.  However, people who are genuinely close to God, are the exceptions.  They seem to readily admit that they are … Continue reading

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Release or Re-Leash?

Release of the Spirit — or — Re-leash of the Spirit? Have you ever noticed that whenever there is a release of the Holy Spirit, the human tendency is to re-leash Him and get church back under human control and … Continue reading

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Alternative Names For Easter

Alternative Names For Easter . . . He’s Back! Day Death Defeated Day Jesus Is Alive Sunday Dead Man Walking Day Who Moved The Stone? Sunday The Risen One Day Life Restored Day Third Day Sunday Empty Tomb Day Return … Continue reading

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Without a heart connection, with the living God, life’s adrift on the sea of futility.

Without a heart connection, With the living God, Life’s adrift On the sea Of futility.

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Is The Church Trying To Teach People To Swim Without Letting Them Get Wet?

I heard a very good sermon today.  But while passively sitting and listening to the sermon, I began to think my own thoughts instead. I pondered to myself:  Which is more effective in changing lives –  studied and prepared sermons … Continue reading

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Rocket science can’t reinvent the thrill in your life — but Christ can!

Rocket science can’t reinvent the thrill (or the wheel) in your life — but Christ can! All you need is Christimacy — living in continual intimacy with the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. Why not become a Christimate — an obedient … Continue reading

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2013 — A New Year? Or The Same Ole Same Ole?

Will 2013 be a new year for you or the same ole same ole of years gone by?   Does this new year mark the mere movement of time; or the development of character, the growth of love, and the … Continue reading

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