Category Archives: repentance

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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The Amazing Process of Grace

“God loves you, but not the dumb things you do.”  (Does anyone never do dumb things?) The dumb things we think, say, or do separate us from God. But God offers us an intimate relationship with Him through the process … Continue reading

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Formal Order Of Worship For First Pentecost

Order Of Worship For First Pentecost (If They Had One) Welcome & Announcements Ten Days Of Ongoing Prayer Sudden Interruption By Sound Of Violent Wind Flames Of Fire Falling From The Ceiling On Everybody Everybody Rises And Speaks Different Languages … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Another Pentecost . . .

We need another Pentecost! (Acts 2) * A storm of the Spirit; * Holy fire; * Spirit-driven life; * Spirit-prompted words; * Uninhibited praise; * Contagious courage; * Public proclamation; * Depression & defeat destroyed; * Holy Spirit intoxication; * … Continue reading

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“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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Spiritual Starvation / Biblical Realities

The 21st Century is suffering from spiritual starvation.  We have cast the realities of biblical language from our vocabulary.  Repentance, obedience, sacrifice, iniquities, self-denial, sin, judgment, salvation, rebellion, eternal life, mercy — these (and other) words that describe real human … Continue reading

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We all need forgiveness and the freedom to “go and sin no more.”

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Judgement, Guilt, Sorrow, Mercy, Forgiveness

Where there is no judgment; There is no mercy. Where there is no guilt; There is no grace. If you haven’t been judged guilty, There is no forgiveness. Where there is no threat of punishment, there is no justice. Where … Continue reading

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A believer needs to be a leaver — leaving sin and self-focus behind.

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Wanted: Freedom Fighters

Wanted: Freedom Fighters A culture caught up in cravings, compulsions, and whims needs individuals who will fight to free themselves from the domination of their desires; defeat their self-destructive tendencies and tormenting thoughts; and live a life of inner liberty … Continue reading

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