Category Archives: preaching

Bystanders vs. spiritual revolutionaries

Too many Christians have been trained to be bystanders and onlookers rather than spiritual revolutionaries. If you look at church as a training center, what is it training Christians to do? Sit and listen. Perhaps pastors need to be coaches … Continue reading

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Go off the map — Jesus is the way!

Go off the map. Break out of your programming. Be led by the risen Jesus. He is the way. Follow Him! Church sits in idle. But ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start your engines! True Christianity isn’t a cold … Continue reading

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Beyond sermon-hearing to Spirit-hearing

Christ experienced is much more powerful than Christ explained. The “let the preacher do it” mentality has crippled contemporary Christianity. However, Jesus never said: “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the preacher says.” (He said, “Let them hear what the … Continue reading

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Lone Ranger vs. Lone Lecturer (Hi-yo, sermon!)

On Sunday mornings, in almost all churches, the “Lone Lecturer” rides again. “Hi-yo, sermon! (And if you disagree, you may be asked to leave, pronto!) It’s easy to think, “We do church the right way,” but is God limited to only … Continue reading

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Unconventional thoughts about Palm Sunday, Holy Week, & Easter

Jesus didn’t sit in an office and study all week so He could preach a good sermon. He got out among people and served them. Bob Goff, author of the books, Love Does and Everybody Always, puts it this way: … Continue reading

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Jesus is alive and colorful; not drab and dull!

We don’t need to pray that Jesus shows up when we meet. That’s been promised. We need to pray that leadership doesn’t quench Him. Revival happens when church leadership gets out of the way and lets the living Jesus occupy … Continue reading

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An audience hearing doctrine or army setting captives free?

It’s okay to sit in an audience and hear a talk about God. It’s better to have a direct audience with God. Sure, God can use a one-man sermon, but He would have more options if everybody present could share as … Continue reading

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