Monthly Archives: April 2014

What IF God Is Speaking To You, But You Don’t Notice It?

What if God is speaking to you but you are unaware of His voice because: 1) You’ve been taught that God doesn’t talk to people nowadays; 2) You think His voice is nothing but your conscience; 3) You’re afraid of … Continue reading

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What Should Happen In Church?

What happens when Christ-followers meet together? Christ-followers are supposed to regularly meet together (see Hebrews 10:14), but what are they supposed to do when they meet? Many centuries of tradition say that they are suppose to passively sit back and … Continue reading

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Fire!!!

The New Testament teaches that “our God is a consuming fire.”  (Hebrews 12:29).  If there is no fire in your heart, is God there?

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No man ever steps into the same organic church meeting twice!

No man ever steps into the same organic church meeting twice, for it’s not the same meeting and he’s not the same man. The Holy Spirit’s leading is always fresh, alive, creative, life-changing, and renewing! Many churches use the same … Continue reading

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A sizzling quote from Francis Bacon

These words from Francis Bacon sizzle! “If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.” At The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, TN, we love this quote and … Continue reading

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Genuine Seeker-Friendly Church Is Simple (Organic)

What is seeker-friendly church?  Here are some ideas: Spiritual seekers are desperate for God. Therefore the seeker-sensitive church surrenders to and demonstrates the actual presence of the living God (rather than providing religious entertainment and a motivational speech). Spiritual seekers … Continue reading

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Live from the empty tomb, it’s Jesus Christ!

Live from the empty tomb, it’s Jesus Christ!  Is Jesus in the room or in the tomb? When Christ-followers gather in His name, the living, resurrected Jesus is in the room. We can 1) talk about Him like He’s still … Continue reading

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