Category Archives: Spirit-led

Beyond laid back lectures to lively one anothering!

Learning by lectures while leaving out supervised, hands on experience, leaves learners unable to effectively do in real life what they learned in the lectures. Examples: Would you trust? 1) A doctor who make As in all her lecture classes, … Continue reading

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Presenting God’s Presence–Putting the living Christ on the podium!

A simple script for an amazing church service: –“Please welcome our speaker, the living, resurrected Jesus Christ!” (Applause, then one person after another stands up and talks freely from the heart as they are internally prompted by Jesus.) Have we … Continue reading

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Ain’t nothin’ like watchin’ God work in ordinary people!

Last Sunday at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville one of our members started the meeting by reading a Scripture that she had chosen. It was Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them … Continue reading

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What Can Ignite Human Hearts?

Christ-followers are like A bed of red-hot coals. Separate the coals And their fire gradually goes out. Pull them close together And they burst into flame. Isolation, independence, and formality, Make Christians cold. Sharing honesty, humility, and intimacy, In Spirit-led … Continue reading

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Have We Put Christ In Jail?

Perhaps we have locked Christ up with our logic, with our logistics, and with our liturgies (both formal and informal) to the point that we have lost His direct leading both in church meetings and in our individual lives. Have we … Continue reading

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Hermeneutical Christians Have The Bible Burning In Their Heart!

Since the Reformation, Protestant churches have looked to only one man to interpret Scripture during their Sunday morning worship service. This man has traditionally been called the pastor, the preacher, the parson, and/or the minister. The intellectual study of Bible … Continue reading

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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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