Monthly Archives: November 2017

Are church greeters biblical?

A handshake, a smile, a kind word, and a bulletin (and perhaps occasionally a hug) — that’s pretty much the job description of a church greeter.  So are church greeters in the Bible? And if so what was their job in … Continue reading

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The best thing to do with a bad thought

A human mind, polluted with various forms of negativity, produces a life overflowing with the same pollutants. I think, therefore I am . . . not going to think negatively! One thing I’m positive about is that thinking negatively is never … Continue reading

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Against the gates of Hell with toothpicks or a mighty battering ram?

What can knock down a gate? 40,000 individual toothpicks or ONE mighty battering ram? Think about it. 40,000 toothpicks couldn’t do much damage to a gate and definitely couldn’t overcome it and knock it down. However, ONE might battering ram … Continue reading

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We shouldn’t let unfathomable evil desensitize us

(This article was first posted on the ONE Body Life webpage at onebody.life.) How can we deal with the ever increasing number of evil acts of mass murder and terrorism in America? When horror becomes widespread, our natural tendency is to begin to ignore it, … Continue reading

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Sermons are not enough! We need more!

No sermon can ever compare to having your heart ablaze with the living Jesus! “Church shall have a sermon,” is not the 11th Commandment. In fact, it isn’t a commandment at all! Christianity isn’t about a man teaching a weekly religious … Continue reading

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How do you handle cussin’ Christians?

I’ve noticed a new trend lately, something I’ve never really noticed much in the past — cussing Christians. I don’t get it. Why would people who are called to be “pure in spirit” want to pollute themselves and others with … Continue reading

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What usually happens when Christians meet?

Here are three ways of doing church: 1) Lecture: Let me tell you what I know. 2) Facilitation: Let me fish out what a few other people know. And 3) Ekklesia: Let’s go beyond what we know & let the risen … Continue reading

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