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When Church is a Symphony — Glory Falls!

When church is a symphony–glory falls! The Gospel of Jesus is a symphony! One man can’t play a symphony, No matter how smart or anointed he may be. Fully communicating God’s Gospel symphony Requires members of the body of Christ … Continue reading

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Let the Spirit’s wind blow through ordinary people!

Perhaps churches should let the Spirit’s wind blow!   The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, TN There is spiritual wind within you and when released it will blow your mind. Participatory church releases the inner wind of … Continue reading

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Collaborative Church — Participatory Worship For The 21st Century!

Collaborative Church? Collaborative church — a gathering of Christ-followers where everyday people collaborate with the living, resurrected Jesus Christ by sharing testimonies, prayer requests, gifts of the Spirit, encouraging words, Scriptures, songs, exhortations, etc., as prompted by the Holy Spirit; … Continue reading

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Room In The Inn in the 21st Century Church?

Is there room in the inn in the 21st Century church? –Is there freedom for unprogrammed movement of the Holy Spirit? –Are everyday people allowed to share from their heart when prompted by the living, resurrected Jesus Christ? The New … Continue reading

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Jeremiah Mandate Meetings — The Holy Spirit Teaches . . .

The Holy Spirit is the best Bible teacher ever–better than any preacher, sermon, conference, school, commentary, study guide! All those things have helped me but little and they have trouble keeping my interest.. –However, reading the Bible myself and sensing … Continue reading

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If you like social media, you’ll love social-church!

If you enjoy social media, you’ve just got to try social-church! Social-church is a Christ-centered gathering where ordinary people share messages, personal testimonies, prayer needs, insights, Scriptures, prayers, etc., and other community-based input, as prompted by the Holy Spirit. Social-church … 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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