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Passionized or pacified?

Christianity should activate people with fire in their soul. Instead it too often seems to pacify them rather than passionizing them. If Christ is dead, a church meeting following Him leads to anarchy. If Christ is alive, following Him leads … Continue reading

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Programmed by God’s Prompting Presence

Perhaps instead of presenting a pre-planned program, we could let a church meeting be programmed by God’s presence prompting people to participate.  That would help us learn to let Jesus live on our lips and in our lives. All the … Continue reading

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A phone with no service and someone without a strong Spirit-signal, find frustration and meaninglessness.

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What’s on tap in your kegs?

What’s on tap in your kegs?  2 kegs are on tap in your heart and ready to roll through your life. One keg contains love, joy, & peace — the other keg: anger, misery, & envy. What’ll you have? Should … Continue reading

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Self-protection or self-surrender? (Suspicion or love?)

Self-protection produces isolation, defensiveness, self-focus, and alienation from others. Self-surrender produces openness, understanding, community, and mutuality. Self-protection quenches the Holy Spirit and will keep God distant from you. Self-surrender opens the flood gates and lets God’s rivers of grace and … Continue reading

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Pentecost — A Holy Spirit Takeover Of A Church Service!

Pentecost — let’s not just talk about, let’s experience it!  We need Pentecost to be more than a distant, religious memory.  We desperately need it to be a present, ongoing reality in our individual lives and in our churches! Pentecost … Continue reading

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36 ingredients to another Pentecost . . .

We need another Pentecost! (Acts 2) * A storm of the Spirit; * Holy fire; * Spirit-driven life; * Spirit-prompted words; * Uninhibited praise; * Contagious courage; * Public proclamation; * Depression & defeat destroyed; * Holy Spirit intoxication; * … Continue reading

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