Category Archives: presence of God

The worst condition for a human being

To think we’re right with God if we’re not is the worst state we can be in. We need God to show us where we’re not right with Him. How can we live right if we won’t let God show us … Continue reading

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Forgivers, enemy-lovers, and Divine visitation

Christ-followers are called to be forgivers and enemy-lovers. We cannot afford to be offended when our comfort zone is breached. So how are we doing? “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith.” 2 Corinthians 13:5. Are you: 1) … Continue reading

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Church / Change / & Jesus

Church is not about how many people are present . . . –Church is about how much the presence of God permeates the people who are present! We have been persuaded that the Gospel is to be primarily preached by … Continue reading

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Some Keys To Releasing God’s Power (From Acts Chapter Two)

Here are some keys to releasing God’s power from Acts 2: 1) Going along with God’s plan to use all believers, not just special ones like the apostles.  At the end of Acts 1, the believers pick one disciple to … 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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God’s Not Dead!

God’s not dead.  What would happen if a group of believers would begin to gather, not merely to sing and hear a presentation about Christ, but to cultivate,  surrender to, and obey Christ’s actual presence among them?  When church presents … Continue reading

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Talking About Jesus Like He’s Not In The Room

This was inspired by Kim Walker with Jesus Culture lyrics to You Won’t Relent:  “I don’t want to talk about You like You’re not in the room.  I want to look right at You, I want to sing right to … Continue reading

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Quaker Style Meetings In The Salvation Army

The early Quakers believed that the living, resurrected Jesus was present with them when they met together in His name and that He, Himself, could lead the meeting without the need for a human leader or a human program. For … Continue reading

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God is like the human heart beat, keeping you alive, moment by moment, even when you are completely unaware of Him.

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Real Church = The Real God, Real Power, His Real Presence Through Real People

Do we go to church to be taught a religious lesson . . . or to encounter and surrender to God’s presence?  A listening mind can learn lessons about God; but it takes a hungry heart to head wholeheartedly into … Continue reading

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