Category Archives: church

The Miracle Of Two Delayed Dreams Finally Fulfilled In Nashville

The Bible says that the early Christians overcame the devil “by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony . . .” I was an unbeliever when as a freshman in college I walked into a … Continue reading

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Jesus-Facilitated Forums — A Forum 4 Him!

Perhaps church could be a Jesus-facilitated forum — a forum for Him! A forum is a meeting for open discussion. Does the living, resurrected Jesus deserve a forum where He can present His living Word by prompting ordinary men and … Continue reading

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Guess Who Came From Arkansas 2 Visit Nashville’s Berry Street?

A Facebook friend, William Pratt, wrote this about his visit to a participatory worship service at The Salvation Army Berry Street: Last fall my wife and I had the privilege of visiting a church in Nashville, TN on a Sunday … Continue reading

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The Top 10 March Madness Thoughts

Here are my Top Ten March Madness Thoughts: March Madness Thought #10:  A basketball team with one superstar and all the rest bench warmers, will never make the NCAA Basketball Tournament. March Madness Thought #9:  What tournament officials can teach pastors — … Continue reading

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Humility or Human Hotshots? (Who is the celebrity in church?)

God is looking for humility, not human hotshots with big names. “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.” When we glory in, focus on, and/or follow exalted people, when we attach men’s names to the work of … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Chronicles 16:9, Bible quotes, celebrities, church, ego in church, eyes of the Lord, God resists the proud, God's glory, Isaiah 42:8, James 4:6, Lord it over, Luke 22:25, Mark 10:42, Matthew 20:25, naming ministries after yourself, revival, self-exaltation | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Does The Bible Teach That Everyone Should Be Free To Teach In Church Meetings?

“In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again.” –Hebrews 5:12 Perhaps church members should teach one another, rather than having one professional parson do … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Daylight Savings Time (DST) & Soul Savings Time (SST)

Daylight Savings Time (Chronos) or Soul Savings Time (Kairos) –Before we went to bed in the USA on Saturday night we sprang forward into Daylight Savings Time (DST). Now we’re no longer living on Standard Time (ST) plus we’re “saving” … Continue reading

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