Monthly Archives: August 2017

Jesus ain’t a program; He is Lord!

Christians usually meet to be passively instructed. Perhaps we could also meet to exercise our faith & spiritual gifts, with one another. Where there is no caring interaction there is no sense of community. (A church in Smyrna experienced life-changing … Continue reading

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#26 of my 95 Theses

My 95 Theses #26: Tear down the socioeconomic walls. Let rich & poor & in between worship together in the same gathering.

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95 Theses #25 — Be multiracial!

My 95 Theses #25: Be multiracial. There’s no excuse for churches to be some of the most segregated organizations around. when every church can look like Heaven and have people from various races and ethnicities loving one another through Christ!

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Luther’s 95 vs. my 95 — #24

My 95 Theses #24: If we stop church when we’re ready to end it, we may miss out on something beautiful God still wants to do.

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Wanted: Tender Hearts & God’s Superstar

Wanted: Tender hearts willing to be led by the Holy Spirit. Contact God to apply. When tender hearts meet & surrender control to God’s Superstar (Jesus) ekklesia begins to take place. Dare to ask God to make your heart tender to the … Continue reading

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Taking down statues or putting them up?

As debate and conflict rages over statues of Confederate leaders and soldiers, some are crying, “Take them down!” while others are shouting “Keep ’em up!” So how about a compromise. How about leaving the statues up, but also putting up … Continue reading

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The Jesus-Serenity Prayer

The Jesus-Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity that comes from the risen Jesus Christ, the courage to daily follow and obey Him, and the wisdom to make a difference. Serenity is nice. Jesus-serenity is astounding!

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