Category Archives: program

Everyday Easter!

Happy Resurrection Day! Christ the Lord is risen today (not just on a spring holiday with a funny name). Everyday people can experience Easter every time they meet to worship the living, resurrected Jesus. It’s called ekkesia — Jesus promised to … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Frustrations About Church Bulletins

I’ve never been overly fond of church bulletins.  In fact, they have always frustrated me.  I don’t like to know the details of a church service before it happens.  To me that’s like reading the plot of a movie or … Continue reading

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Church — In Sync or Spontaneous?

During praise and worship an image came to my mind. I saw a group of people, all neatly facing the front of the room, sitting at banquet tables with full plates in front of them. Then I saw a man … Continue reading

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What Do You Call The Sunday After Thanksgiving?

What do you call the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day? After Black Friday . . . After Small Business Saturday . . . But before Cyber Monday . . . It’s Reason For The Season Sunday! Jesus Christ is the reason … Continue reading

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If we allowed the living God to do whatever He wants to do (this is called the kingdom of God) would He change the way we do church meetings or would He simply stick with the routine of our bulletin, “order of worship,” and program?

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