Category Archives: confession

Weakly Reader makes me strong!

When I was in elementary school we were regularly given a publication called “Weekly Reader.” Did you get that when you were in school? However, as an adult I have learned to depend on another publication — “Weakly Reader.” It … 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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I’ll fight with spiritual weapons!

Plenty of people will fight with the physical weapons of guns and bombs. Where are the people who will dare to fight with spiritual weapons instead? Christ-followers are called to fight evil with spiritual weapons rather than physical weapons. So … Continue reading

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5 Simple Ways To Release More Love In Church/Corps Meetings

“Love one another.” –Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have a supernatural outbreak of God’s love in our church meetings? Control contorts, constricts, and collapses love. Love must be free to spontaneously flow. –5 simple ways to increase love … Continue reading

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Christ-Controlled Church (How to move beyond human control of church meetings.)

A Sunday morning church service is a controlled environment. Often everything that happens there is planned out ahead of time and inked onto a handy program which is given to people as they enter.  People are expected to passively sit, … Continue reading

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Why does a society that prides itself on tolerance and the accepting of diversity into the mainstream; marginalize the praying community?

Why does a society that prides itself on tolerance and the accepting of diversity into the mainstream; marginalize the praying community?  

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Write Your Wrongs & Move On In Peace (A Message Of The Christmas Season)

We are about to enter the Christmas season; known by retailers (and shoppers) as the make or break Christmas shopping season that begins on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.  So what’s the real reason for the season?  God’s love … Continue reading

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Unconditional Will Wow You!

Unconditional, a new movie staring Lynn Collins and Michael Ealy, is based on events in the life of Joe Bradford, affectionately known as Papa Joe by the people whose lives he has changed in the projects of Nashville, Tennessee.  It is a … Continue reading

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The “Forgive Yourself” Myth

“Love yourself–accept yourself–forgive yourself–and be good to yourself.”  –a quote from popular American speaker and writer, Leo Buscaglia.  However, Jesus said:  “Deny yourself.”  Here’s why the popular idea of “forgiving yourself” is a myth: *  You are not the judge.  … Continue reading

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Lifestyle (Real World) Christianity

Lifestyle Christianity is faithful faith — faith that lives faithfully according to its values and beliefs.  Its focus is to actually follow and obey the commands of Christ rather than to merely swallow a prepackaged belief system about Him. Lifestyle … Continue reading

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