Monthly Archives: November 2014

What is preaching? (Perhaps it’s not what we think?)

What is preaching? The Greek word for “preach” (κηρύσσω–kérussó) means to “proclaim openly something which has been done.” Every Christ-follower has a testimony so when we gather for church or go about our daily life; we can all openly show … Continue reading

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A Bleak (oops, I mean “Black”) Friday Thought . . .

A Bleak (oops I mean Black) Friday Thought: We shop for stuff thinking stuff will satisfy the seeking, striving, and searching of our soul. Sadly, surrounded with stuff upon stuff, our soul still starves!

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Reading Catherine Booth — (Evil Spirits, Participatory Church & Weeping Ministers)

Reading Catherine Booth (co-founder of The Salvation Army), I came across these words: –“I suppose most of you believe in evil spirits who have access to the human mind. I wish, if you do not, you could have some of … Continue reading

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Is God Hiding? (Not from a faith-theist!)

Some people think that God is hiding. But what if . . . GOD IS OUT IN THE OPEN But we don’t notice Him, Because we’re spiritually blind? To be wise in your own eyes denies and defies the living … Continue reading

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The Geode In U (The Geode Effect Of Participatory Church)

Participatory Church Reveals The Geode In U (The Geode Effect!) Ordinary Christ-followers are like geodes. Geodes look like ordinary rocks, but inside they are full of beautifully colored crystal. When everyday believers share from their heart, their inner beauty shines … Continue reading

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The Way With Words

The Way With Words The words you hear; The words you say; Can mess you up Or make your day. Refuse the words That make you prey And throw you off Of God’s moral way! For more on the power … 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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