Category Archives: speak the truth in love

If it’s harmful, don’t do it. If it’s unkind, don’t say it. If it’s tormenting, don’t think it.

The thoughts and images that you have allowed in your mind were the seeds that produced the way you feel today.

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Why so much evil in the world? People like us.

Perhaps there is so much evil in the world because there is so much evil in our human hearts. That would mean that the key to reducing the evil in the world is to let the living Jesus override the evil … Continue reading

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Taking offense is tacky. (Does that offend you?)

To take offense is to feel hurt, slighted, or annoyed because of something someone said or did. It’s not wise to be offended. Let’s go beyond taking offence and show God’s love to all. We can disagree with people without taking … Continue reading

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Question/Answer About Participatory/Organic Church (from a Salvation Army officer)

Question:  I recently received this question from Bronwyn Barkmever, a Salvation Army officer in Australia on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleBerryStreet): “We are embarking upon an adventure of ‘out of the box’ worship and want to take this opportunity to explore different … Continue reading

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Tell it! Boldly Tell The Good News About Jesus Christ!

It is necessary to use words!  “Go tell it on the mountain and everywhere.”  “Speak the truth in love.”  “Shout it from the housetops.”  “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”  “The righteous are as … Continue reading

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A Steve Jobs Of Religion? — Come On Church, Innovate!

An Eric Weiner quotation from the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, December, 2011: “We need a Steve Jobs of religion. Someone (or ones) who can invent not a new religion but, rather, a new way of being religious. … Continue reading

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