Category Archives: church programming

Religious bubble wrap can shrink wrap your relationship with God.

Don’t let religion shrink wrap your relationship with God. Show people religion and they get bored (at least after an hour). Show people the risen Jesus and they are captivated and transformed. Religion likes to interpret life. The risen Jesus … Continue reading

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Church of low expectations

First century Christianity filled people with hopeful expectations, supernatural surprises, and life transformation. Why not today? A Christian meeting should freely demonstrate both the humility of the fruit of the Spirit and the power of the gifts of the Spirit. Christianity … Continue reading

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Go off the map — Jesus is the way!

Go off the map. Break out of your programming. Be led by the risen Jesus. He is the way. Follow Him! Church sits in idle. But ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start your engines! True Christianity isn’t a cold … Continue reading

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A meeting of Jesus’ people should be like a mighty waterfall

The “gifts of the Spirit” are really “flows” of the Spirt–not handed to you externally, but flowing from within you. (John 7:38) You can’t grow strong in Christ if you have given a no-go to the Spirit’s inner flow. Jesus said; … Continue reading

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Bible Belt question: “Where do you go to church?”

I grew up in the part of the United States called the Bible Belt where people in casual conversation would ask: “Where do you go to church?” Like church around the Western World, church attendance in the Bible Belt has been … Continue reading

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Would Jesus say: “Religion forgot Me for monotony.”

Christians often meet like robots–tightly programmed and controlled. Christians need to be allowed to freely express Christ, not just to contain Him locked down in their hearts. After all, it’s hard to be a passive lump on a church pew when … Continue reading

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A led life or a life of lead?

Live a led life! Jesus said, “Follow Me,” calling us to be directly led by Him. When Christ lives in us, we don’t need a script, a technique, or a church program because we have His presence directing us from within! … Continue reading

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