Monthly Archives: February 2018

Some religious things Billy Graham didn’t do

Billy Graham didn’t go to seminary, but look how God used him. He wasn’t a pastor or an official in a church or denomination, but he sure let God him. Too many church leaders are grasping the throat of the body … Continue reading

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What if church set people free go and serve God?

Is Jesus the controlling Head (Lord) of your church or has He been put into honored retirement? Too, often church is like a football team that always keeps their quarterback on the sidelines. Bring Jesus off the bench! It’s one … Continue reading

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Move when the Spirit says move

To follow Jesus we need to move when the Spirit says move. God calls the body of Christ to be windmills responsive to His Spirit, not religious gatekeepers who try to control His wind.  A church that never allows God … Continue reading

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Billy Graham focused on unity among Christians, not on divisions.

Many Christian evangelists have worked within one Christian denomination or doctrinal system. However Billy Graham crossed lines and courageously worked together with Christians of various backgrounds, doctrines, races, and churches. (In the racially segregated South, he even broke local laws … Continue reading

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Can we be inspired by funny church names?

Religion has sawn the body of Christ into tens of thousands of different Christian churches, denominations, and organizations with many different names. However, Jesus prayed in John 17 that His body be one, even as He and the Father are … Continue reading

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Dormant Christians don’t do much for God.

Pastor-dependency makes Christians drift into dormancy as they decide to “let the pastor do it.” It’s dangerous to delegate your spirituality to a pastor, because Jesus wants a direct relationship with you. Let Christ take the lead in your relationship with … Continue reading

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#Makechurchekklesiaagain

Theologian Emil Brunner taught that Christianity drifted away from ekklesia & into church. “A hashtag does not change anything. It’s a hashtag.” –Shonda Rhimes Here’s a fresh, new hashtag for those who want to go beyond church as usual:  #Makechurchekklesiaagain … Continue reading

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