Category Archives: Peter

Happy Pi Day (3/14)

For Pi (3.14) Day (3/14), here’s Ephesians 3:14: “I bow my knees before the Father.” Like pi, true Christianity never ends: 3.14159265359…forever. Here are a few more pi Bible verses: Matthew 3:14 — “Just as Moses lifted up the snake … Continue reading

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John Doe Ministries (Is that biblical?)

Why do some ministers (even some God-anointed preacher’s and teachers) name “ministries” for themselves? That common practice in modern-day independent ministry doesn’t appear to be biblical. I can’t find an “Apostle Paul Ministries” or a “Philip the Evangelist Ministries” or even a … Continue reading

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“The Award For The Best Leading Actor Goes To . . .”

The leading actor plays the largest role in a film, TV show, or play. In the New Testament, the Holy Spirit is the Leading Actor. He gets the Oscar! So why do we confine such an amazing Leading Actor as the … Continue reading

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Facilitating Group Surrender 2 The Risen Christ

Should church present programs about the religious Christ? Or surrender to the real presence of the risen Christ? What would happen if church leaders shifted from being public speakers under the spotlight, to being spiritual facilitators creating an environment where … Continue reading

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Did Sermon-Free Church Begin At Pentecost?

Sermon-Free Church — Did It Begin At Pentecost?  Thoughts for Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013 On Pentecost Sunday (May 19) the church in the Western world celebrates the beginning of sermon-free church. The events are recorded in Acts, chapter 2 … Continue reading

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If I Could Pick The Pope, I’d Pick . . .

If I could pick the Pope, I ‘d pick someone who is a passionate and obedient follower of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ — who puts intimacy with and obedience to the Holy Spirit, above every other consideration. If I … Continue reading

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The Movement

When people in America talk about “The Movement,” they usually mean the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.  This movement changed America for the better by breaking the terrible hold that 200+ years of blatant, legalized racism … Continue reading

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