Category Archives: spiritual awakening

Years of studying church history have shown me that during times of great spiritual awakening, church meetings are more about experiencing and obeying a Presence, than about sitting and listening to a program.

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St. Patrick’s Supernatural Vision And Radical Obedience

1 person’s courageous obedience to a spiritual vision can change the world!  A runaway slave named Patrick who was living in England saw a vision 1 day. This is how he describes it: “I saw a man coming, as it … Continue reading

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Bold Christian Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. (For MLK Day)

“We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must capture the spirit of the early church. Wherever the early Christians went, they made a triumphant witness for Christ. Whether on the village streets or in the … Continue reading

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The so-called “objectivity” of the material world is descending into nothingness. However, when you encounter truth in your heart, you bump into inner objectivity that makes facts about the physical world look fickle, fading, and fleeting. God’s speaking within you. You listening?

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Let God’s Fire Be 0% Contained (Not 100% Contained)

0% contained? *The goal for a wildfire is that it be 100% contained — full containment.   *God’s goal for His fire is that it be 0% contained — complete uncontainment. (To quote Paul of Tarsus, “Quench not the Spirit.”) … Continue reading

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See The Holy Spirit Work A Room!

The Holy Spirit can work a room, moving from person to person, lighting faces and enlightening hearts and minds.  That’s what He wants to do when we Christians gather for worship.  All we have to do is loosen up our … 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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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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Sermon-Free Church Rocked The Early Methodists

The early Methodists practiced a type of sermon-free church known as class meetings.  These were weekly, participatory meetings where every person present was given the opportunity to talk about their life with God.  The first Methodist class meeting was started … Continue reading

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Just Like A Body

Just Like A Body — 1 Corinthians 12 (a song/poem about the gifts of the Spirit) Just like a body Is made of many parts The body of Christ Is made of many hearts; And when hearts open, The Spirit … Continue reading

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