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Faith Fighting — How To Be An Inner Winner

Faith fighting goes back to the earliest Christ-followers.  Paul of Tarsus wrote:  “Fight the good fight of faith.”  Real faith fighting takes place in the human heart, not in the outward environment or circumstances.  Faith fighting strives to be an … Continue reading

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Bible Quotes ‘Bout Organic Church

Maybe church meetings could set aside the program for a while and give people the freedom to obey this Scripture: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” –James the … Continue reading

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Quotes & Notes on Spirit-Prompted Church Meetings

Hear God where you are.  Follow Him to where He is.  D.L. Moody said:  “The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ.” Within every person is a spiritual cell phone … Continue reading

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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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Søren Kierkegaard Promoted Sermon-Free, Participatory Church

Søren Kierkegaard Promoted Sermon-Free, Participatory Church “Christianity should not be lectured about. Christ says, my teaching is food. Christ has not appointed assistant-professors — but followers.” –Søren Kierkegaard “The greatest possible error arises when we reduce the clergy to teachers. … Continue reading

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Clipboard Jesus is Coming to Nashville!

Church meetings have traditionally kept the living, resurrected Jesus on the sidelines, like a backup quarterback, holding a clipboard for the preacher who programs and runs the meeting. In the news: Clipboard Jesus is coming to Nashville this summer. His … 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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Church: Who’s On First? Christ or Religious Control?

A question for the 21st Century church:  Who’s on first?  Christ or Religious Control? I want Jesus, alive, present, and moving powerfully in and through ordinary people . . . Not a ceremony, or a program, or a tightly controlled … Continue reading

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Nashville — Time’s “Red-Hot Town”

Time magazine has named Nashville: “The South’s Red-Hot Town” in its upcoming March 17 issue. –”Red-hot men and women are those who have hungered and thirsted for God and have found Him. They have burst into flame. Holy fire kindles … Continue reading

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