Category Archives: Jesus

25 words or less — My favorite thing about Jesus is . . .

25 words or less to win money and prizes? How about 25 words or less to express and release the glory of God? There is power in creatively writing from the heart! In the 1950s and 60s many companies conducted … Continue reading

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Is there any hope? (If so, where?)

Everybody needs hope. (Life without hope is hopeless.) So where is there any hope in human history? –I don’t find hope in wars and military victories because they reveal the evil and cruelty that men can do to one another … Continue reading

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Jesus building His ekklesia (a beyond church poem)

I woke up this morning with this poem going through my mind. (Did I write it or did the living, resurrected Jesus give it to me?) The living Jesus is speaking to all His followers. Perhaps we should allow everyday … Continue reading

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“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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