Category Archives: Jesus

“This is That” 4 the 21st Century!

“This is that,” vs. “This is what that means.” –Today preachers like to take a Bible verse and proclaim “This is what that verse means.” –The early Christ-followers experienced and demonstrated the Bible and then proclaimed: “This is that which … Continue reading

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Examining the S-word — sin.

It seems like the only sin left in American culture is calling something a sin. If you dare to use the s-word, you will promptly be accused of “judging.” You may even be called a “hater.” Nowadays society demands that we … Continue reading

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Jesus is the program, the teaching, and the spiritual life!

What if in church we: * Set aside our program and let the living Jesus, Himself, be the way (Is a program the way we do church or is Jesus the way we do church?); * Set aside our teaching … Continue reading

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The Awesome Wonder Of Childlike Openness In Church!

To live under the direct command and government of the living God (what Jesus calls the kingdom of God) requires us to be childlike — to be open, informal, interactive, changeable, honest, humble, simple, real, enthusiastic, playful. Perhaps when we … Continue reading

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Pastor Challenge For 2015 (#1)

Pastor Challenge 2015 #1 (Please share this with your pastor and/or pastor friends.) —Every Week Let A Different Person Share A 5 to 10 Minute Salvation Testimony During Sunday Worship— * This is extremely powerful as ordinary people share from … Continue reading

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Flee, Fly, Flow, Fun — The 4 Fs of Faith

Flee, fly, flow, fun (not fee, fi, fo, fum) are the 4 Fs of Faith! Flee — “Flee youthful lusts.” You have to run from temptation, not hang around it! Fly — “They shall mount up with wings as eagles.” … Continue reading

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His Sheep Keep Their Baaa-lance (Balance) By Hearing His Voice –

People passing purposelessly through life have permeated our society. Perhaps we need to be penetrated with more purposeful living. Those of us who hear the voice of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ are no longer the way we were! We … Continue reading

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