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Live from the empty tomb, it’s Jesus Christ!

Live from the empty tomb, it’s Jesus Christ!  Is Jesus in the room or in the tomb? When Christ-followers gather in His name, the living, resurrected Jesus is in the room. We can 1) talk about Him like He’s still … Continue reading

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Why Mass Shootings (And Now A Mass Stabbing)?

What has released such horrible wickedness as random motiveless mass shootings (and now motiveless mass stabbings) in America? Here are some things that may have contributed to it: 1) Calling a random mass murder “a tragedy” rather than “the evil … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Noah & The Flood

To understand Noah (the man, not the movie) we need to Noah (know a) few things about humanity’s rebellion: 1) The earliest humans (and all the rest of us) decided that we know what is best for us and that we don’t … Continue reading

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St. Francis Practiced Participatory Church

A 14th Century book about St. Francis of Assisi describes Berry Street style worship”  According to the book “The Little Flowers of St. Francis,” Francis was meeting with a group of his followers and told one of them “to open … Continue reading

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God’s Waves / God’s Surf

God’s waves Breaking in my heart, Surround my brokenness With His healing Presence. God’s surf soaks my soul with His forgiveness, love, and peace.

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A word that inspires imagination paints a thousand pictures.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a word may also be worth a thousand pictures.  A word that inspires imagination paints a thousand pictures.

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A Few Quotes From Neil Cole’s “Primal Fire”

A few quotations from Neil Cole’s book, “Primal Fire” “I’ve longed to live the sort of life I read about in the book of Acts.“ “I want to be part of an unstoppable Jesus movement in our day–a wildfire of … Continue reading

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National Salvation Army Magazine Promotes Participatory Church

War Cry, the national magazine of The Salvation Army USA features this article on interactive church in the March 2014 issue (page 5). If you would like to go to the article on line, click on the link and thing … Continue reading

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Original Red-Hot Thoughts

Red-hot thoughts frequently run through my mind.  So I post them on my Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/steve.simms2 and on this blog.  I think they are from God.  Hope you enjoy these so much that you read dozens of my blog posts.  … Continue reading

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God & Caffeine

–I have never seen caffeine, but I’ve seen how caffeine works in other people and I’ve experienced how caffeine works in me. –I have never seen God, but I’ve seen how God works in other people and I’ve experienced how … Continue reading

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