Category Archives: spiritual formation

Books From Heaven?

As I think about worship and how Christians meet together, I continue to find books that back up what the Spirit is teaching me and how we meet at The Salvation Army Berry Street. I found these two books visiting … Continue reading

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Do you (really) believe in the resurrection of Jesus?

“Do you believe?” Do we believe in the resurrection (in Easter) enough to set aside our agendas, control, and programming, and allow the living Jesus to personally lead and direct a church service? Since Easter declares that Jesus is alive … Continue reading

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The Power of Spirit-Led Potluck!

The Power Of Potluck! I love a spiritual potluck Where everybody’s free to share something — A prayer, a Scripture, an insight, A short teaching, a prayer request — (Without any one person having to do it all) And it … Continue reading

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Is God Hiding? (Not from a faith-theist!)

Some people think that God is hiding. But what if . . . GOD IS OUT IN THE OPEN But we don’t notice Him, Because we’re spiritually blind? To be wise in your own eyes denies and defies the living … Continue reading

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Are Pastors For Preaching? (Or For Facilitating?)

Is the role of a pastor to preach? Well tradition says it is. But what does the Bible teach about a pastor’s role? Check out Ephesians 4:11-12: “He (Christ) personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some … Continue reading

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Spirit Promptings — Charles Stanley & Bill Hybels Quotes

Have you ever met with a group of Christ-followers simply to hear and obey the promptings of God? It is an amazing thing to experience. Various people are inwardly prompted to say and/or do different things, yet it all blends harmoniously … Continue reading

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Got something stirring in your soul?

Posted in soul food, soul man, spiritual awakening, spiritual experiences, spiritual fire, spiritual flow, spiritual formation, spiritual gifts, spiritual health, spiritual hearing, spiritual hunger, spiritual life, spiritual listening, spiritual movement, spiritual passion, spiritual power, spiritual presence, spiritual prompting | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment