Category Archives: hymn

The Bridle of Christ / Being Led by the Spirit

I woke up this morning with this poem in my mind. I’ve never heard it before, so I got up and wrote it down. Are you wearing the bridle of Christ And letting Him steer you Through day-to-day life, Listening … Continue reading

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Did modern innovations in churches create worship wars?

Church innovation has become widespread & refreshing! Guess what is my favorite church innovation. Over the past generation or two, the way of having church in our society has changed a lot as we have seen new ideas creatively introduced … Continue reading

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An interview with Paul of Tarsus

(An interview with Paul of Tarsus based on 1 Corinthians chapter 14.) Me: “So, Paul, who can prophesy?” Paul: “You can all prophesy.” Me: “What happens if everybody prophesies?” Paul: “If an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone … Continue reading

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Church Ledership — Hierarchy or Humility?

Should leadership in the church be based on hierarchy or humility?   Well, according to Jesus leadership is not established by human authority, official position, titles, rank, strength, or hierarchy; but by humility, service, weakness, brokenness before God, and submission … Continue reading

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Release or Re-Leash?

Release of the Spirit — or — Re-leash of the Spirit? Have you ever noticed that whenever there is a release of the Holy Spirit, the human tendency is to re-leash Him and get church back under human control and … Continue reading

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Reader’s Digest Acknowledges Participatory Style Of First Century Christian Worship

Contemporary society is moving toward more participation in management and meetings.  This can be seen in business management styles, the Oprah Show, and even Facebook.  However, the contemporary church seems stuck on sermons — non-participatory, one-person, lectures. However, early Christian … Continue reading

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A Better (More Biblical) Way To Have Church?

Should church teach people: 1) To quietly sit and listen and mentally learn a lesson? (The traditional way of doing church.) Or 2) To actively participate and take possession of Christ-like attitudes and actions?  (The only way of doing church … Continue reading

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