Category Archives: Bible concepts

The inner Bible interpreter

The best interpreter of the Bible is the Holy Spirit speaking directly to your heart — not a preacher, commentary, FB post, Tweet, or Google search. Think outside yourself. Read the Bible daily and let Christ give you fresh, new … Continue reading

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4 men, an elephant & the Bible . . .

4 men & an elephant can give you great insight into the Bible. Check this out! When people tell you that there are contradictions in the Bible; think about an elephant. (To make sense of that statement, watch the first … Continue reading

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ONE is so good you want to mark it up!

ONE isn’t a book that you just browse through once and then are done with. I’ve been combing it over for months now, underlining, taking notes, sharing it with others; and I’m still getting so much from it. ONE grabs … Continue reading

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Don’t throw the Bible out for the bathwater of deception

Let Scripture challenge & change your perceptions, feelings, & opinions. To depart from Scripture for human opinion is to dance with deception. To avoid deception: lay down your opinions, continually search the Scriptures, & always let God’s Spirit direct your heart … Continue reading

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“‘Not called!’ did you say? ‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say.'” –William Booth

God’s call is to all, yall! Ekklesia, the Greek word replaced by the word church in almost all English Bible translations, literally means called out ones. If you are a member of the body of Christ, you are called! The concept … Continue reading

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Community, Spiritual Combat, & Brain Chemistry

Two things that can change your cranium (brain) chemistry:  1) Experiencing church as caring community (like a support group); and 2) Consistent combat against your spiritual enemies. When the church gathers, the Holy Spirit wants to freely circulate among us like … Continue reading

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Just Say No! (Is that enough?)

Just say go!  “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel.” Just say grow!  “You must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Just say lo!  “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the … Continue reading

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Church Desperately Needs The Energy Of The Holy Spirit’s Synergy

When God’s people come together to be led by the voice of the Spirit in their hearts, a synergy of God’s inner energy is released, His power and love flow among them as various individuals obey His promptings and it … Continue reading

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Living Water Surge Protectors Limit Pentecostal Power

Religious surge protectors can suppress (quench) the flowing of the Holy Spirit both in churches and in individuals. Paul of Tarsus put it this way: “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof, from such turn away.” A … Continue reading

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I dare you to try The R5/NT/24 Miracle Challenge . . . (R5) Read at least 5 minutes every day in (NT) the New Testament for (24) 24 days. If you’ve got the courage to do this and not miss a single day, it will transform your life!

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