Category Archives: Spirit-led

Origin of Obligatory Oratory in Church Meetings (Let’s Get Back To The Future)

In the new church, ordinary people (not the Apostles) spoke about Jesus wherever they went. “On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men … Continue reading

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Participatory church creates a climate contagious with Christ!

Catch Jesus! Catch His love fire burning in your heart. Get so infected with Jesus that you are continually overwhelmed by His awesome power and majesty. Revival is when multitudes in a city, area, or country catch such a case … Continue reading

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Does The Bible Teach That Everyone Should Be Free To Teach In Church Meetings?

“In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again.” –Hebrews 5:12 Perhaps church members should teach one another, rather than having one professional parson do … Continue reading

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Church Orbiting The Son!

(I wrote this poem this morning about 7 years at Berry Street and [to my surprise] it made the shape of a “leaning 7″ on the right hand side. The 3 plus signs at the end [+++] represent the 3 … Continue reading

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Worship? In mind and in method? Or in spirit and in truth? (Like an altar call.)

Worship?  In mind and in method?  Or in spirit and in truth? In Western Christianity, we’ve been trained to worship in mind and in method.  We’re taught to sit in a tightly programmed service (a method) and hear a talk … Continue reading

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From “Attending Church” to “Doing Church” to “Being the Church . . .”

Some people say that we don’t need to go to church.  We need “to be the church.” To “be the church” implies action rather than passive watching. But before we can get up the courage to “be the church” in … Continue reading

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Spirit-Synchronized Swimming

Spirit-synchronized sharing is when a group of believers meets together to listen to the Holy Spirit and then say and do what the Spirit tells them.  As they begin to speak, one after another, as prompted by the Spirit, everything … Continue reading

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