Category Archives: God’s presence

Priests & other church leaders

Being hurt by religion is sometimes the first step toward learning to listen to and follow the risen Jesus. It helps us look beyond religious leaders to Christ. The body of Christ should be an environment of radical humility, honesty, … Continue reading

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Post and share these posters about sharing!

I keep asking God to give me fresh, new ways to share the concept of open sharing as led by the Spirit based on 1 Corinthians 14:26 — the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia. I made two posters today. … Continue reading

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New Sculpture In East Nashville

East Nashville’s McFerrin Park Neighborhood has a new sculpture — a cross with a heart of fire. The sculpture was created by Fred Major of Fred Major Galleries. It was installed on the front lawn of The Salvation Army Berry … Continue reading

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Determined disciples vs. submissive spectators

Perhaps church could focus on developing determined disciples rather than on sustaining submissive spectators. Determined disciples overcome their issues, hang-ups, and addictions and transform the world around them through their obedience to the power and presence of Christ actively flowing … Continue reading

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The Business of Busyness — Running the Rat Race? Or Flowing in the Spirit?

Are we in the business of busyness — running the rat race; keeping on the treadmill? Our culture seems to be built on the business of being busy. We spend a lot of money just to keep ourselves “busy” and … Continue reading

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Collaborative Church — Participatory Worship For The 21st Century!

Collaborative Church? Collaborative church — a gathering of Christ-followers where everyday people collaborate with the living, resurrected Jesus Christ by sharing testimonies, prayer requests, gifts of the Spirit, encouraging words, Scriptures, songs, exhortations, etc., as prompted by the Holy Spirit; … Continue reading

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got God’s glory? (Let the Spirit steer it!)

got God’s glory? (Let the Spirit steer it!) With despair everywhere, we desperately need a perspective that peers past the pain that persistently pounds us and beholds the glory of God! But flesh and blood cannot reveal God’s glory to … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Corinthians 3:8, Berry Street, Berry Street Worship Center, church, church format, church leadership, church meetings, church program, church programs, glory, glory of God, glory on Moses' face, God's presence, got God?, Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit promptings, leading of the Spirit, ministry of the Spirit, miracles, Music City, organic church, Spirit-led, unplanned church, unprogrammed church | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Miracle Sign On A Coke Can

I saw a miracle sign on a Coke can! Last week I got a phone call saying that my mother, who is in a nursing home, needs to be on hospice care. When I hung up I was strongly feeling … Continue reading

Posted in comfort, comfort for grief, death and dying, Diet Coke, God, God is able, God talks, God with us, God's presence, God's voice, grief, hearing God, losing a loved one, Mom, sickness, sign from God | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Good God! We Miss The Obvious!

God’s glory is prominently posted in all parts of the physical world. Yet we ignore Him and call it evolution. God’s protection has shielded us all through many dangers, toils, and snares. Yet we ignore Him and call it luck. … Continue reading

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How To Have Genuine Revival & Spiritual Awakening

How to Prepare The Way of The Lord (And Make Room For Revival & Spiritual Awakening in Your Life And in Your Church) 1) Get tradition out of the way. (“You nullify the word of God by your tradition.” –Jesus.) … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical concept, deny yourself, God resists the proud, God's power, God's presence, grace, grace of God, heart, heart care, humility, iniquities, iniquity, Jesus, Jesus is alive, Jesus Movement, Nashville, Prepare the way of the Lord, quotation, quote, Quotes, revival history, Salvation Army, Salvation Army church, Salvation Army Corps, take up your cross, tradition | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments