Tag Archives: Christianity

Themes For Special Sundays

Some Creative Church-Themes For Special Sundays * Sermon Quiz Sunday (a quiz on the past 5 sermons). * Scripture Sunday (everybody shares a favorite Bible verse). * Physical Healing Sunday (people pray over each other to be healed). * Confession … Continue reading

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Right Living–Holiness–Is it out of date?

“Holiness” = right living/righteousness. One of the founding principles of The Salvation Army is holiness–right living. Christ-followers are called, not just to get themselves to Heaven, to get others to Heaven, and to serve others on earth. We are also … Continue reading

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Part-time Christianity won’t work. If Christ is not your all, you’ll fall.

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Robin Williams Made Me Think About Suicide

I’ve been thinking about Robin Williams‘ suicide. Suicide is tangible evidence of the invisible evil forces at work on us all. Humans have been programmed with a survival instinct. It is not natural for us to override that programming and take our … Continue reading

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Whose Drone Are You?

Christ-followers are called to be God’s drones, soaring though life, obeying The Wireless Connection That Never Fails! Whose drone are you? (“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” –Paul of … Continue reading

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This Little Light Of Mine–What If We Let It Shine In Church Meetings?

Churches sometimes teach the children’s song, This Little Light Of Mine.  It goes:  “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine; let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.  Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let … Continue reading

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How to create community in church

When many speak and share in a meeting, community comes forth. Church is called to be community, not an audience. In a traditional church service, there is one person speaking on the platform and everybody else is in the audience … Continue reading

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“The Hundred-Foot Journey” to Love, Peace, & Joy

In a world filled with violence, disrespect, hatred, and meanness, the movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey, beautifully illustrates the fact that reaching out in friendship to people you feel threatened by can be inspiring, healing, and transformational.  It vividly portrays the evil of violence and prejudice … Continue reading

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Full Gospel–Salvation Army Style (“Others” or Jesus–Finding Balance)

“Others!”  This one word was the entire contents of a Christmas telegram sent by Salvation Army founder, General William Booth, in the early 1900s to encourage Army leaders around the world. Booth could not afford to send a telegram containing … Continue reading

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Unorthodox & Innovative Ideas For Christ-Followers!

Innovative & unorthodox ideas for 21st Century Christ-followers: 1) Get on the streets and regularly prayer walk with the Blood & Fire Battle Flag. 2) Regularly post bold declarations about the living, resurrected Jesus Christ on Facebook and other social … Continue reading

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