Category Archives: sharing in church

A “Jesus 12” testimony time

I grew up passively watching TV and learning by quietly listening to lectures. However, technology has transitioned our culture from passive listening to active involvement. Perhaps we’re catching up with Benjamin Franklin who is often quoted as saying: “Tell me … Continue reading

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A one-man talk or dynamic interaction?

Billions of Christians advocate for sermons. So why shouldn’t a few of us advocate for open sharing instead?  What God is doing inside of you is important. You need to be allowed to share it! If we don’t think the … Continue reading

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Blessed are the “pour” in spirit . . .

Blessed are the “pour” in spirit, Who share from their heart For they will be healed. You can listen to lectures Full of points and principles Yet your pain will persist. But when you’re allowed To openly pour out your … Continue reading

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Church is not a place to hide your light

How did church become a place to hide the light that shines in your heart? Why do we bring our light to church and then keep it hidden “under a bowl” in our heart? “He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Do … Continue reading

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The Christovision App Amplifies Christ!

When a Christian meeting exalts, features, and/or promotes anybody but the living, resurrected Jesus Christ, we put the spotlight on the wrong person! Perhaps we should use the Christovision App! –The Christovision App– You can see the living Jesus Animating … Continue reading

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If you like social media, you’ll love social-church!

If you enjoy social media, you’ve just got to try social-church! Social-church is a Christ-centered gathering where ordinary people share messages, personal testimonies, prayer needs, insights, Scriptures, prayers, etc., and other community-based input, as prompted by the Holy Spirit. Social-church … Continue reading

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