Category Archives: Romans 8:14

Spontaneous vs. Spiritaneous

To be spontaneous is be unconstrained by fear or tradition and to be willing to act on an inner impulse or inclination, without planning or external stimulus. To be Spiritaneous is to be unconstrained by fear or tradition and to be willing … Continue reading

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I can’t find “leadership” in the Bible . . .

Why isn’t the word “leadership” in the Bible? There is so much Christian teaching about “leadership.” However, I can’t even find the terms “leadership” or “leader” in the New Testament. –Instead of “leadership,” there are 4 references to being “led … Continue reading

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7 scriptural thoughts preachers seldom say in sermons

Here are seven scriptural thoughts that preachers seldom say in sermons: “Don’t just accept what I say, but check it out for yourself in the Bible.” (“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they … Continue reading

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Who should determine the “order of worship”?

Who is qualified To determine the “Order of worship” When Christ-followers meet? The Bible says Only the Holy Spirit: “No one knows the thoughts of God Except the Spirit of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:11) “Those who are led By the … Continue reading

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Set a fire down in the church that we can’t contain, that we can’t control . . .”

Should a church meeting look like this? Or like this? The more wood you put on a fire, the brighter it burns. –The more people who are allowed to share burning words from their heart in a church meeting, the … Continue reading

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Tear down your inner dam!

The human heart can connect to a river of God’s Spirit. But we human beings have been trained to dam up our heart and stop the Spirit’s flowing. We have turned Christ in us into a religious reservoir instead of a … Continue reading

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Let Jesus be the church program . . .

A God-gathering (ekklesia) has a program, a plan, a presentation, and a purpose: The program . . . to let ordinary people follow and obey Jesus. The plan . . . to free up everybody present to be led by … Continue reading

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