Category Archives: 1 Thessalonians 5:19

Lukewarm Christianity isn’t what God wants.

Firefighters use controlled burns, but perhaps we need to give up control and let God burn uncontrollably in church meetings. Unfortunately church services are often run by firefighters who hose down and either quench or contain Gods’ fire! Although church … Continue reading

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Christ called audibles are transformational

An audible is when a quarterback in football calls out a change in the programmed play right before the ball is snapped. Perhaps churches should let the living, resurrected Jesus be our quarterback and call out audibles during worship meetings. … Continue reading

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What Shall We Suppress (Sbennumi)?

Shall we surrender to every single whim, desire, craving, and compulsion? Or should we sbennumi (a Greek word that looks like this in the original language: ζβέννυμι and means suppress or stifle) some of them? If we need to sbennumi, what shall we … Continue reading

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Could Church Can Can?

Could church can can? Here are some definitions of can — 1) to preserve in a metal container; 2) to prepare or script in advance in standardized form (a canned speech); 3) to fire an employee (The boss canned me); 4) to be able to … Continue reading

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How can we see the invisible Christ? (The answer is blowing in the wind.)

The invisible working of the living God in human hearts becomes clearly visible when ordinary people are permitted in a church meeting, to show and tell what God has done. It’s an amazing thing to see! (This experience should definitely … Continue reading

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