Category Archives: speech making

TEDD Talks (“Train Everybody To Declare & Demonstrate”)

Let’s go TEDD and “Train Everybody to Declare and Demonstrate.” There’s no need for anyone to just sit and be passive! Christians need to share from the heart with one another; not just to listen to an “expert” speak once … Continue reading

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Is it possible that there are much more effective ways for the church to preach and teach than one-man, weekly lecturing or sermonizing?

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Church isn’t lessons to be learned by lecture; but life being lived together.

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Robert Kennedy’s “Ask Why? . . . Ask Why Not?” Applied To Church

I like to apply the idea from Bobby Kennedy’s “Ask why? . . . Ask why not?” quote to church.  Here goes: “There are those that look at church as a programmed religious service and ask why?  I dream of … Continue reading

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Early Puritans Practiced Participatory Church

Reading a book this morning that I “randomly” found at McKay Books Nashville, I discovered that the early Puritans believed in participatory church. How exciting! “In the conduct of worship the Separatists (early Puritans) stressed spontaneity. Following the regular sermon, … Continue reading

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The Right To Speak Out (In Church)

Perhaps it’s time for church members (according to 1 Corinthians 14:26) to revive their right to speak out in church services.

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Is Christ Preempted In Church Services?

Is Christ preempted in church services? What would you think if you went to a meeting to hear a special speaker and the person who was supposed to introduce the speaker stood up and spoke for 30 minutes and then … Continue reading

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Church — A Man-Led Pulpet Show Or A Supernatural Puppet Show?

Church is a like puppet show. God attempts to animate His people by releasing His Spirit through them. If they resist and/or ignore the promptings of God, not much happens — the puppets remain lifeless and blank-faced in their places. … Continue reading

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Spirit Ministry or Word Ministry?

Has Christian ministry lost it’s ability to grasp and transform people?  It appears so.  Churches are in decline.  Our culture is almost completely secular, if not anti-Christian.  Scholars have pronounced it to be post-Christian. However, although it appears that human … Continue reading

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New Video ‘Bout Tebow . . .

Check out the new YouTube video about trying to get the courage to do some tebowing like Tim Tebow does.  It looks so easy when Tim does it, but unless you’ve tried to tebow for yourself, you don’t really know … Continue reading

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