Category Archives: church

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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Tweaking old clichés

Think outside the cliché. Nonsense makes the heart lose wonder. If you’ve seen one cliché, you’ve seen them all. If you’re going to use a cliché, at least take the time to come up with an original one. Clichés help … Continue reading

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Kingdom thinking & inner theocracy

The kingdom of God is the only form of government that rules people from the inside out. Jesus announced: “The kingdom of God is within you.” Thus, the New Testament announces an inner theocracy and shows what it looks like 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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TEDD Talks (“Train Everybody To Declare & Demonstrate”)

Let’s go TEDD and “Train Everybody to Declare and Demonstrate.” There’s no need for anyone to just sit and be passive! Christians need to share from the heart with one another; not just to listen to an “expert” speak once … Continue reading

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What happened to The Salvation Army Berry Street?

Numerous people have asked Ernie (my wife) and me what happened to Berry Street and why we are no longer there. If you have read some of my blog posts, then you already know a lot about The Salvation Army Berry … Continue reading

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Can politically, denominationally, racially, doctrinally, and nationally divided Christians ever be one?

In John 17, Jesus prayed that all of His followers be one. Today there are more than 40,000 denominations, Sunday morning is still the most racially segregated time in the USA, and millions of believers are leaving the institutional church … Continue reading

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