Contemporary Quotes About Demons

Are demons (invisible forces that mess with our minds) real? :
–Robin Williams said: “The demons are still there. The little voice saying, ‘You’re garbage, you’re nothing, you hear me, yeah’…he’s still there, believe me.”
–Nikki Sixx said: “If you don’t deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it’s gonna hurt.”
–Stephen Baldwin said: “Demons manifest themselves in people in different ways. For instance, out of nowhere, somebody can become very angry for no reason. That’s not just an emotion. That’s a demon.”
–Glenn Beck said: “We all have our inner demons — I’m on the verge of moral collapse at any time.”
–Brenna Yovanoff said: “Let me tell you a little bit about demons. They love pain and other people’s misery. They lie when it suits them and don’t see anything wrong with it. They corrupt and kill and destroy, all without conscience.”
–So what should we do? Kinky Firedman said: “You struggle with your demons and you conquer them.”
–We are all in spiritual warfare. Don’t ever give up! You can win your war with demons through the power and presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ!

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Christ-Connections Create Community

Thank God for Christ-connections with other people!

As a child and teenager, I felt very distant and isolated from others. I really didn’t know how to connect with or relate to other people very well. I had one friend in high school and a lot of acquaintances, but I felt mostly alone.

Then at age 19, when I was in college, I went to an informal Christian meeting in my dorm and encountered the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. My inner-self was transformed and flooded with spiritual understanding.

I began to regularly attend that meeting which was based on open sharing and testimonies. I got to know those people and discovered that the Christ in me, connected automatically (and without effort) with the Christ in them. They quickly became my some of my best friends ever.

Since then, every time I meet someone who carries the living Christ in her/his heart, there is an instant connection — a spiritual witness. Spiritual kinship is such a beautiful thing. I am so thankful to be part of the living body of Christ and for my brothers and sisters in Him!

Of course, the greatest Christ-connection is with Jesus, Himself!  Connecting with Christ isn’t a feeling, an emotion, a religion, or a doctrine. It’s an encounter with fire burning in your heart! It’s the release of mighty rivers from deep within you! It’s a rush of peace and joy! It’s a lifetime of spiritual intimacy with the lover of your soul!

I believe that church is about making and nurturing Christ-connections — not just about hearing a Bible lesson.  I have been blessed to be a part of a group of believers where, rather than a one-man sermon, everyday people show and tell what God has done.  It is called The Salvation Army Berry Street.  Come and visit us sometime at 225 Berry St., Nashville, TN, 37207 on Sunday mornings @ 10:45.

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Man on a stage or the world’s greatest Sage?

Beyond gathering to look at & listen to a man on a stage, perhaps church could come together to look at & listen to the world’s greatest sage–the living, resurrected Jesus Christ.

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” –New Testament

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Reality Church

Reality Church.

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Reality Church

Reality church!  Forget about reality TV: Experience reality church, where everyday people show and tell what God has done.

“Why watch reality TV when I can just open my blinds and look out my window to all the reality I can handle?”  –Jarod Kintz.  And why watch reality TV when we can meet with brothers and sisters in Christ and share our hearts and our lives with one another in real, unscripted testimonies and sharing, and genuine caring, sparked by the Holy Spirit

Reality TV is a show.  Reality church is a showcase for the living, resurrected Jesus Christ.

Reality TV is produced for an audience of human TV viewers.  In reality church, the audience is God.

Reality TV is edited.  Reality church is unedited.

Reality TV is planned, written, and programmed by human writers.  Reality church is unprogrammed and surrounds you in the direct actions and promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Some people say that reality TV stops people from thinking.  (“I think that reality TV is so bad. It is a tool by the media to not make people think.”  –Naveen Andrews)  However, reality church releases creativity, wonder, awe, and deep thinking.

Reality church meets in order to encounter the living, resurrected Jesus Christ working in and through our spiritual brothers & sisters.  Beyond gathering to look at & listen to one man on a stage, reality church comes together to look at & listen to the world’s greatest sage–the living, resurrected Jesus Christ.   (“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” –New Testament)

reality church

Experience reality church at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, Tennessee 37207 on Sundays @ 10:45 am.

 

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Tattoos, Texting, Talk Radio, Polls, Piercings, Social Media, Reality TV & Other Self-Expression

In our contemporary culture of constant, clamoring self-expression (tattoos, texting, talk radio, opinion polls, piercings, social media, reality TV, etc.), there’s no reason Christ-followers shouldn’t courageously and continually express their faith in Christ!

I LOVE JESUS! HE’S AWESOME! I WANT TO FOLLOW AND OBEY HIM ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE!

Contemporary culture says: “Express yourself in whatever ways you want to.”
Jesus says: “Deny yourself, take up your cross (death to your desires), and follow Me.”

Perhaps God is so obvious that we miss Him. Perhaps His miracles happen all around us, so many times a day that we don’t even notice them.  Maybe God is speaking so clearly in our mind that we think His voice is nothing but our own thoughts and imagination.

The best sermon I’ve ever heard (or seen) is everyday people forgetting about self & ministering to one another!

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God’s Comfort In My Grief

A little past midnight, I received word that my mother had just left this life. She had been in the process of dying for about a week, so the news was expected. However, even though she was 85, the news is painful. I couldn’t get back to sleep, and it came to me to get up and “randomly” flip open the Bible.

The first thing I saw was: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens; a time to be born and a time to die.”

I flipped it open again and saw Jesus’ words in Mark 14: “She has done a beautiful thing to Me . . . She did what she could.”

Both verses are very comforting to me right now. I thank God for His peace and His assurance that things are alright with my mother.

God also comforted me over the past few weeks with two Coke cans.  Here’s what happened:   Can God speak through Coke cans?

After writing this, I shut off my computer.  Then I flipped open my Bible again.  My finger was on the same story from Mark 14, but this time in Matthew 26.  How is that possible, except for God directing my fingers?

 

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