Category Archives: spiritual disciplines

Biblical Christianity / Following Christ

Following the living, resurrected Jesus Christ (biblical Christianity / Jesus’ command to: “Follow Me.”) is about: Self-surrender, not self-assertion; Self-control, not self-fulfillment; Self-denial, not self-righteousness; Self-restraint, not self-indulgence; Self-discipline, not self-destruction; Self-sacrifice, not self-importance; Self-effacement, not self-promotion; Self-regulation, not self-interest; … Continue reading

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What’s streaming in your heart? Raw desire? Or Spiritual Fire?

What’s streaming in your heart? Raw desire?  Or Spiritual Fire? Lust and disgust?  Or love from above? Thoughts that annoy?  Or real time joy? Spiritual blindness?  Or lovingkindness? What do you find flowing through your mind? So, what’s innernet streaming … Continue reading

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Let The Spirit Freely Flow — Quotations

“Things get unpredictable when the Spirit is around.”  Loren B. Mead “When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.”  –Corrie Ten Boom “If Christ has not been made a well … Continue reading

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Inside Addition — The Key To A Beautiful Life

Inside addition (not Inside Edition) is the key to a beautiful life.  However, it’s not automatic.  It all depends on which mathematical formula you follow: Self + pride = hypocrisy Self + fear or worry = torment Self + anger … Continue reading

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Church is doing daring deeds; not contentment with comfortable creeds.

Church is Christ indwelling, not institutional selling — His holy Presence, not human hype. Church is not laid back religion; but dynamic interaction with the living God! Come and do daring deeds with us As we come together in Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Optimize Your Faith With Participatory Church

Faith can be enhanced or it can be diminished.  It is the responsibility of each individual to cultivate, nourish, and grow her/his faith or to allow it to wither away and possibly die.  Jesus illustrated this principle in the Parable … Continue reading

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“I’ll Fight” — How To Be A Spiritual Soldier

A famous quotation by William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, boldly repeats the words “I’ll fight!”  His wife, Catherine Booth, preached Aggressive Christianity. They challenged their followers to be spiritual soldiers, not passive spectators.  But how do you fight … Continue reading

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