Category Archives: Let go and let God

Spiritual paraplegics & pastor dependency

Instead of training and releasing people to follow and obey the living Jesus, churches tend to make people spiritual paraplegics. Perhaps sitting passively in church isn’t the kind of exercise that builds spiritual muscle. When people are made spiritually dependent on a … Continue reading

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Jesus isn’t just a way maker; He, Himself, is the Way!

Sometimes people dim the light of Christ because they don’t like His brightness in their eyes. Many people block the light of Jesus with their own shadow. Then they can’t understand why their life is so dark. Since death couldn’t hold Him down; … Continue reading

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Christ Encounter Groups — the New Testament “Ekklesia”

A Christ encounter group is an unstructured gathering that meets under the direct guidance and leadership of the living Jesus Christ, creating an environment for spiritual interaction with one another and with Jesus in a loving atmosphere conducive to free, honest, and … Continue reading

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How To Make Church Exciting: Let God Run It!

Too many people find church boring.  But, hey, it’s not their fault.  It is not people’s responsibility to sit in a boring church service and make themselves excited.  Christianity, the most exciting facts in the world, should never be presented … Continue reading

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