Category Archives: Acts 2

Can a church service abound with preachers & teachers?

We can preach and teach or we can cultivate an atmosphere where preachers and teachers abound. Let’s make disciples and let church services overflow with preachers and teachers. Jesus said it’s foolish to hear His words but not do them. … Continue reading

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Pentecost defined

Pentecost — to be so overcome with the Spirit that people think you are drunk. (“These people are not drunk, as you suppose.” Acts 2:15) Without spiritual fire burning in people’s hearts, Pentecost is just a religious word. Peter used … Continue reading

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Going (gone) with the wind of the Spirit . . .

A church cannot program the Holy Spirit. So why do we try? Why do we try to direct the Holy Spirit when we gather for worship, rather than humbly allowing the Spirit to direct us? The Spirit is free like … Continue reading

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Meet Ekklesia (and never be the same)

Church is a group of people meeting to  passively watch a religious program. Ekklesia is a Spirit-directed family gathering of Christ-followers.  = a God-gathering. Church tries to function as a 1-man team (which is an oxymoron). However, ekklesia makes every … Continue reading

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“This is That” 4 the 21st Century!

“This is that,” vs. “This is what that means.” –Today preachers like to take a Bible verse and proclaim “This is what that verse means.” –The early Christ-followers experienced and demonstrated the Bible and then proclaimed: “This is that which … Continue reading

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The Unexpected, The Unplanned, & The Unconventional in Church

The unexpected, the unplanned, and the unconventional happened when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost and launched the Christian church. Pentecost (and what followed after it through out the book of Acts) was the was all about Presence & power of … Continue reading

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Let’s “Flag Down” Another Pentecost!

Flagging down the Pentecostal Fire! –God’s fire fell on Pentecost and the early Christians stormed the world with passion for the living, resurrected Jesus Christ! –Salvation Army founder, William Booth, sang in the late 1800s: “Send the fire! Look down … Continue reading

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