Category Archives: spiritual fire

Don’t be stuck in Cold Case Christianity

Is Jesus Christ a cold case in your heart? Have you filed away His claims on your life and left them to languish until some undiscovered evidence happens to fall in your lap? Many people have done just that. Sure, … Continue reading

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Dear Salvation Army: We need God’s fire more than ever!

Back in the day when The Salvation Army was young and was spreading the power, love, and presence of the living God around the world, General William Booth wrote a song that passionately cried out for God to send His … Continue reading

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So much preaching; so little fire.

So much preaching; so little fire. Without God’s fire continually ablaze in our heart, we won’t be what He wants us to. However, when God’s fire is burning in your heart, you have to work to find time for anything besides … Continue reading

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SOS! — Society Overthrows Sanity!

SOS! — Society Overthrows Sanity (Where has sanity gone?) –When sanity seems scarce and you need some security, don’t splash in the stream of senselessness, but step into the soundness of sapience, the surety of sympathy, and the support of … Continue reading

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“Send the fire!” Or: “Bless our programs!”

William Booth sang “Send the fire!” not “Bless our programs!” Which version best describes us in the 21st Century? “Our programs we want, for programs we plead, Bless our programs! Our programs will meet our every need, Bless our programs! … Continue reading

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The Burning Book (a smoking-hot read)

One day I picked up a book that I had previously found so boring I couldn’t even read it; but this time the words burned in my heart and I couldn’t put it down. It was smoking-hot! I literally read … Continue reading

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I want God to ignite my words with a match made in Heaven so that they burn in the heart of everyone who reads them or hears them, making them a furnace that spreads God’s warmth and light around the world.

“And they said one to another, Did not our hearts burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?” –Luke 24:32

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