Tag Archives: Tennessee

Church is not for sponges; it’s for sparks!

You are not simply a sponge, supposed to sit in a “service” and silently soak up a preacher’s ideas. You are someone who has spiritual insight to share.  Church is not for sponges, it’s for sparks! Our desire at The … Continue reading

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Open Church / Open Hearts

Traditionally church has been . . . –One special man weekly instructing a passive group of ordinary people. Biblically church seems to be . . . –A Spirit-led group of ordinary people actively teaching and ministering to one another in … Continue reading

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A Faithtastic Investment — Venture Faith

Venture capital is money invested in upstart, high-potential, high-risk businesses. Venture faith is an investment of trust and obedience in Spirit-led ventures, even when they appear to be very high-risk. Venture faith always produces great spiritual adventure — never religious … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Valentine

The World’s Greatest Valentine is regularly carried in East Nashville, Tennessee (The “Blood & Fire” Salvation Army Flag) — the red stands for the blood of Jesus; the yellow star represents the fire of the Holy Spirit; and the blue … Continue reading

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Men Gone Wild (Or Are They Just Free In The Spirit?)

Recently six men gathered in Nashville, Tennessee and were overcome by  spontaneous praise, worship, celebration, dancing, and prayer; for more than two hours.  Had these men gone wild?  Or were they just free in the Spirit? They were experiencing a … Continue reading

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agendaless, sermon-free church meetings — really?

Agendaless, sermon-free church meetings Are happening in Nashville, Music City, Tennessee. Real people show and tell what God is doing in and through them . . .

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Perhaps It’s Time To Cry Out To God

Cry Out Nashville was a prophetic event held in Cumberland Park, overlooking downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Christ-followers gathered to worship God and to cry out for spiritual awakening and revival.  God is wanting believers in Nashville … Continue reading

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Perhaps Church Is Much Simpler Than We Think It Is . . .

Maybe church is much simpler than we think it is? Perhaps church is just two or there or more believers gathered under the actual leadership and direction of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ in our midst? (In Matthew 18:20, Jesus … Continue reading

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A Key To Spiritual Awakening . . .

A key to a Christian spiritual awakening (revival)  in the 21st Century: No lording over others. Christian leaders are servants, not bosses. Their job is to help release the living Word of God in and through other believers, and not … Continue reading

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Relational Church — What A Great & Powerful Idea — Experience It For Yourself

Relational church is powerful and life changing.  It shows people that the love of God isn’t just a religious idea, but a present, almost tangible, reality. When God’s love is demonstrably present and visible in a gathering, people’s lives are … Continue reading

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