Category Archives: community

Making lovely places in your life

I can’t make human society a lovely place; but with Jesus’ help I can make my own mind and heart lovely places. Let Jesus’ presence & power open like a flower in your life. A flower flows with inner life. … Continue reading

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Teamwork With Jesus

“On this rock (of supernatural revelation), I will build My team.” –Jesus “Go and make disciples (build Jesus Teams) of all nations.” –Jesus There are no bench warmers on the Jesus Team. Team Jesus meets in a new, old fashioned … Continue reading

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There’s no room for bullying in democracy (or church)

Want to go beyond the bullying and 1-man control that can be common in church? There’s no room for bullying in democracy or in church! –Modern democracy depends on decisions developed by deliberation, diplomacy, and consensus; not on the dictatorship … Continue reading

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Defeated Christians are not part of God’s plan

Defeated Christians, overcome by the world and caught up in ungodly cravings and complusions, are not part of God’s plan. We can only be defeated when we walk away from God’s will. However, in the 21 Century, many of us … 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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5 People In 1 Minute Tell About The Salvation Army Berry Street

The Presence of Christ is sweet when we meet at Berry Street. Check out The Salvation Army Berry Street on Sunday mornings at 10:45, 225 Berry St., Nashville, TN 37207

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1 Speaking to All? Or All Speaking To All?

Church is when a group of believers gathers together around the living, resurrected Jesus Christ and focuses their attention on listening to His voice and doing whatever He tells them to do. Church is when the living Christ, in a … Continue reading

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