Monthly Archives: October 2017

Why it’s important for Christians to come together in heart-felt community.

In John 17, Jesus seems to tie the unity of Christians to the world believing that He is truly sent from God. Jesus prayed: “My prayer is not for them alone (His first disciples). I pray also for those who … Continue reading

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Self-forgetting is invigorating

A mind set on self is often upset. Self-focus is a ball & chain. To be selfless is to run free. A pampered “self” is never fully satisfied. Self-forgetting is the key to happiness. Self-interest is such a tiny & … Continue reading

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Power words from ONE book

“Consider the fruit of the Spirit; that is what the Christian life should be.” “All believers need to become teachers, shepherds, ministers, and good-news-bearers.” “Try going out of your comfort zone and doing something for someone else.” These quotes are … Continue reading

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Living water is a dynamo flow, not a bottling plant

Bottled water is nice; but it is very limited and controlled. It’s good to give bottled water to thirsty people, but if done continually, people become dependent on the bottling plant, rather than on the true, living Source of the water. The … Continue reading

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An audience hearing doctrine or army setting captives free?

It’s okay to sit in an audience and hear a talk about God. It’s better to have a direct audience with God. Sure, God can use a one-man sermon, but He would have more options if everybody present could share as … Continue reading

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What happened to The Salvation Army Berry Street?

Numerous people have asked Ernie (my wife) and me what happened to Berry Street and why we are no longer there. If you have read some of my blog posts, then you already know a lot about The Salvation Army Berry … Continue reading

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Do the CBS (“Crazy” Bible Stuff)

It’s time to begin to do the CBS, the “crazy” Bible stuff. Dare to read it, believe it, & boldly do it — now. Definition: “Crazy Bible stuff” is stuff in the Bible commonly considered to be crazy. Here’s an example: “If … Continue reading

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