Category Archives: spiritual formation

Is God Hiding? (Not from a faith-theist!)

Some people think that God is hiding. But what if . . . GOD IS OUT IN THE OPEN But we don’t notice Him, Because we’re spiritually blind? To be wise in your own eyes denies and defies the living … Continue reading

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Are Pastors For Preaching? (Or For Facilitating?)

Is the role of a pastor to preach? Well tradition says it is. But what does the Bible teach about a pastor’s role? Check out Ephesians 4:11-12: “He (Christ) personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some … Continue reading

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Spirit Promptings — Charles Stanley & Bill Hybels Quotes

Have you ever met with a group of Christ-followers simply to hear and obey the promptings of God? It is an amazing thing to experience. Various people are inwardly prompted to say and/or do different things, yet it all blends … Continue reading

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Got something stirring in your soul?

Posted in soul food, soul man, spiritual awakening, spiritual experiences, spiritual fire, spiritual flow, spiritual formation, spiritual gifts, spiritual health, spiritual hearing, spiritual hunger, spiritual life, spiritual listening, spiritual movement, spiritual passion, spiritual power, spiritual presence, spiritual prompting | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Billy Graham Statue With The Blood & Fire Spiritual Warfare Flag

Here’s a picture of the Billy Graham statue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, holding the Blood & Fire Battle Flag (The Salvation Army Flag).  The red represents the blood of Jesus, the yellow stands for the fire of the Holy Spirit, … Continue reading

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If there are no demons . . .

If there are no demons . . . then why are so many of us humans tormented by fears, worries, anger, bitterness, frustration, self-doubt, self-condemnation, distress, depression, and too many other negative emotions to list? If there are no demons … Continue reading

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Salvation–A Word Lost To The 21st Century (Except For The Salvation [Rescue & Deliverance] Army)

Salvation is a lost word in the 21st Century.  Lost words are often referred to as archaic.  Archaic words are no longer in use or have lost their meaning in their current usage.  Almost the only remaining usage of the word salvation is the … Continue reading

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