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Why Some Christians Don’t Want To Be Called Christian

Some people of faith who follow Jesus Christ don’t want to be known by the word Christian.  They prefer other names such as Christ-follower or believer.  Why? *  Some people feel that the word Christian has been so compromised that it … Continue reading

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The Power Of Hearing Your Name

Sometimes I tell God; “Lord, I love you,” and then I hear these words in my spirit; “I love you, Steve Simms.”  Am I crazy?  Not according to the Bible. Four different people, in chapters 9 & 10 of the … Continue reading

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The Legitimate Reason For Rejecting Christ

There are two ways to reject Jesus Christ.  The first is verbal and direct — to openly declare your disbelief.  The second way is more subtle — to reject Christ by the way you live your life, even though you … Continue reading

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Experiencing Some Direct Acts Of God Today

So far it has been an amazing day today.  I’ve seen God do several incredible things. God first amazed me when I first got up today.  I randomly opened a Bible and it opened to Moses at the burning bush.  … Continue reading

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What Western Religion And Atheism Have In Common

There is a popular video on youtube called:  Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus.  In its first two weeks, it has been viewed more than 17 million times.  So why would a lover of Jesus hate religion?  Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways To Quench The Holy Spirit

“Quench not the Spirit” is one of the most disobeyed scriptures in the New Testament.  So how do we quench the Spirit.  Here are the Top Ten ways. 10) We teach people that God isn’t speaking to human beings nowadays. … Continue reading

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George Barna’s 9 Challenges For American Christians

George Barna, founder of the Barna Research Group, issued nine challenges for American Christianity in 2002.  Here is a paraphrase of his nine challenges along with how a church in Nashville, Tennessee, The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center, is attempting … Continue reading

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