Monthly Archives: October 2015

Meeting the Halloween Challenge! (Reformation Day.)

–The greatest challenge for Halloween is not decorating, or getting a costume that suits you, or which party to go to, or getting the kids ready for trick or treating, or even the weather. The greatest challenge is to take … Continue reading

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Replacing hate (in its many forms) with love!

Accusations of hate are quite common in our culture. Hatred can be defined as: holding and/or expressing hostility, animosity, enmity, ill will, or extreme dislike. Perhaps hate is widespread. Could all these be forms of hate? * Bullying? * Stealing? * … Continue reading

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ASPIRIN advice for living in a heart attack culture

We live in a heart attack society. Our culture is consumed with concepts, communications, cravings, and compulsions that continually attack our heart, conspiring to capture and control our conscience. We are surrounded by heart-damaging words, images, thoughts, and feelings. To protect our heart … Continue reading

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5 Simple Ways To Release More Love In Church/Corps Meetings

“Love one another.” –Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have a supernatural outbreak of God’s love in our church meetings? Control contorts, constricts, and collapses love. Love must be free to spontaneously flow. –5 simple ways to increase love … Continue reading

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Set a fire down in the church that we can’t contain, that we can’t control . . .”

Should a church meeting look like this? Or like this? The more wood you put on a fire, the brighter it burns. –The more people who are allowed to share burning words from their heart in a church meeting, the … Continue reading

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More than church

More Than Church Is there more? There is more! Let’s open up the door. Let’s all open our mouths And let the Spirit soar! Testify, glorify. Don’t deny the Lord! Edify, magnify, It’s Him who we adore. Out of Judea Came … Continue reading

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A Fresh Definition Of Ekklesia

“Ekklesia (the Greek New Testament word that was replaced by the English word ‘church’) is a gathering of people called out of human effort, agendas, and control, so that they can freely open up to their spiritual gifts and use … Continue reading

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