Category Archives: spiritual formation

Laodicea or ekklesia?

Do 21st Century Christians have amnesia? Have we forgotten that Jesus calls Christ-followers to be His ekklesia, not the church of Laodicea? Christ wants us to look to Him alone as our panacea! The church has amnesia and has forgotten … Continue reading

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How many sermons does it take to make a person pure?

Christ-followers are called to be pure and holy! That’s not easy to do when seductive media is so readily accessible and overflowing with negativity, disrespect, vulgarity, adultery, nudity, profanity, and worse. Have all the sermons that we have heard (and … Continue reading

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Why put Jesus in a box?

  Jesus is no Jack-in-the-box, alive one day and in the tomb the next. He’s not supposed to be preached about on Sunday and then shut up in a box for the rest of the week. Religion tries to turn … Continue reading

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The Loving Voice In Your Heart

–These words came into my mind during the night: “Every time you hear My voice you get a new perspective. That’s why people don’t want to listen to Me.” –We can’t hear God’s living word ringing in our heart and … Continue reading

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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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