Category Archives: Protestant Reformation

95 Theses for Reformation #1:

95 Theses 4 Reformation #1: Keep people’s attention focused on the living, resurrected Jesus. I’m celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: –On October 31, 1517 a guy named Martin Luther posted “95 Theses” on a church door in … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t church let people take turns on Sunday morning?

Answers: All we have known is the clergy/laity system. We don’t like the idea of any other way of doing church. So we ignore the biblical doctrine of the priesthood of all believers. Martin Luther set up the focus on one man … Continue reading

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16 16s for 2016 (keys to a great year)

#2016 — Even when you don’t feel like you are trending, you can still have a great year! A sixteen quotation — Be enthusiastic about the new year! “If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, … Continue reading

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New Book Full Of Salvation Army History & Quotes

Major Stephen Court says in the foreword: “What would happen if we burst out of the conventional church paradigm? What would happen if we decided to live our lives, fight our salvation warfare, serve our King of Kings, within a … Continue reading

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SMS; smart man speaking? Or PGP; personal God prompting?

Since the Protestant Reformation, church has been built on a lecture format — one smart man speaking (SMS) to silently siting spectators. However, Jesus taught that His ekklesia (the word was mistranslated into English as church) would be built on … Continue reading

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Meeting the Halloween Challenge! (Reformation Day.)

–The greatest challenge for Halloween is not decorating, or getting a costume that suits you, or which party to go to, or getting the kids ready for trick or treating, or even the weather. The greatest challenge is to take … Continue reading

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1 Man Can’t Reflect The Body Of Christ — It Takes A Village

1 man can’t reflect the body of Christ.  That takes a village. Christ-followers are puzzle pieces, each picturing a particular part of Christ. When a group gathers and each person present is allowed to openly participate and share his/her part, … Continue reading

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