Category Archives: religion

How many sermons does it take to make a person pure?

Christ-followers are called to be pure and holy! That’s not easy to do when seductive media is so readily accessible and overflowing with negativity, disrespect, vulgarity, adultery, nudity, profanity, and worse. Have all the sermons that we have heard (and … Continue reading

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Faces shining with Christ

Is Church Missing Angelic Faces? The backs of people’s heads are really boring, But faces lit up by God are spiritually soaring. So why does church sit people facing forward in perfect rows And weekly have the same man show … Continue reading

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What’s “good” about “Good Friday”?

What’s “good” about “Good Friday”? –Between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning, Jesus was dead for hours. Now He’s alive forever! –Christ died on “Good Friday” to make a way for us to move beyond our guilt and shame by being … Continue reading

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An ekklesia epidemic makes a wonderful life!

God is releasing an ekklesia epidemic! –Christianity began with heart-felt community — an interpersonal spiritual awakening that was based on the Spirit freely flowing without being hindered by human agendas or by religious structures, patterns or traditions. Spiritual awakening requires … Continue reading

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“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”

Cats don’t go to church, but perhaps church could learn emotional honest from cats. Ernest Hemingway wrote: “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” If cats did … Continue reading

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Meeting With The Living, Resurrected Jesus

Jesus wants gatherings of His followers To be more than audience-style church services. He wants to personally lead and direct His people, Demonstrating His actual presence and power, Through what He leads each of them to say and do. The … Continue reading

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Beyond Audience-Style Religion

Go beyond audience-style religion And enter the inspiring reality of Ordinary people sharing from the heart As prompted by the Holy Spirit. It’s amazing how God continually confirms the open sharing and participation format at Berry Street! Last Sunday morning … Continue reading

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