Category Archives: power

Easter Means Jesus Is Actively Engaged In The 21st Century

What does the risen Jesus do today? In the 21st Century, Jesus . . . * Transforms hopeless people into passionate, faith-filled Christ-followers! * Takes captives to feelings, cravings, and compulsions and sets them free! * Speaks to people and … Continue reading

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Talk Church Is Better Than Talk Radio

Talk church is better than talk radio.  Its talking points are about the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. Sit-back-and-listen-church makes people passive.  Open line, talk church makes people powerful in God as they show and tell what God has done on … Continue reading

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Use Words! Talk About Religion! Testify!

Church is not carefully crafted and controlled ceremonies.  It is a symphony of spontaneous, heart-felt testimonies.  It’s not what we’ve planned, learned, and memorized; but what we have seen and heard! Unfortunately, the work of the living God in human … Continue reading

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Alternative Names For Easter

Alternative Names For Easter . . . He’s Back! Day Death Defeated Day Jesus Is Alive Sunday Dead Man Walking Day Who Moved The Stone? Sunday The Risen One Day Life Restored Day Third Day Sunday Empty Tomb Day Return … Continue reading

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Lightning Power Released When The Pope Resigned

The Pope resigned and a few hours later lightning struck St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Moral of the story? When we move beyond religious tradition and obey the prompting of the Spirit in our heart, great power is released!

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3 Bold & Radical Martin Luther King Quotations

3 bold, radical, and ignored quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, ‘You’re too arrogant! And if you … Continue reading

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Church? Prevading Presence or Prearranged Program?

Church is the powerful and permeating Presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ; not just the mere presentation of a prearranged religious program. Church is a group of people actively engaging God; not a group passively listening to a talk … Continue reading

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