Category Archives: spiritual growth

Determined disciples vs. submissive spectators

Perhaps church could focus on developing determined disciples rather than on sustaining submissive spectators. Determined disciples overcome their issues, hang-ups, and addictions and transform the world around them through their obedience to the power and presence of Christ actively flowing … Continue reading

Posted in Barry L. Callen, discipling, God's presence, making disciples, organic church, Quotes, spiritual growth | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How’s your Christ-connection?

How’s your Christ-connection? 1) Is Christ freely flowing from your heart like “rivers of living water”? 2) Is Christ continually showing in your lifestyle — in the things you say and do? 3) Are you growing closer and more obedient … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John 1:7, connecting with Christ, George Fox, God's fire, I will build my church, Matthew 16:18, New Testament, Quakers, Quotations, Send the fire, spiritual growth, spiritual healing, walk in the light | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your stream of consciousness is a faucet with 2 flows — H & C.

Your stream of consciousness is a faucet with 2 flows:  H & C — hell & Christ.  In most of us they flow together in a mix. The Bible calls the H-flow (hell-flow) “the acts of the flesh.”  It calls … Continue reading

Posted in a river runs through it, flowing in the Spirit, Galatians 5, preference, recovery groups, repentance, self-help, spiritual growth, spiritual maturity, support groups | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Jesus is like a helicopter hovering in my heart and hoisting me to heavenly heights!

Posted in Christ in you, heavenlies, hoisting, Jesus in my heart, spiritual growth, the hope of glory, words that start with h | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Collaborative Church — Participatory Worship For The 21st Century!

Collaborative Church? Collaborative church — a gathering of Christ-followers where everyday people collaborate with the living, resurrected Jesus Christ by sharing testimonies, prayer requests, gifts of the Spirit, encouraging words, Scriptures, songs, exhortations, etc., as prompted by the Holy Spirit; … Continue reading

Posted in apologists, Berry Street, church collaboration, collaborative learning, God's presence, Great Commission, Music City, organic church, participatory church, simple church, spiritual growth, Vatican, Vatican City | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Where’d Da Glory Go? (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Paul of Tarsus wrote:  “To Him (God) be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations.”  (Ephesians 3:21) According to these words from the New Testament, there is supposed to be glory in the church in the … Continue reading

Posted in a better life, Apostle Paul, contemporary church, contemporary churches, contemporary worship, New Testament, New Testament church, New Testament quote, Spirit's flow, spiritual adventure, spiritual awakening, spiritual battle, spiritual church, spiritual connections, spiritual exercises, spiritual experience, spiritual flow, spiritual growth, spiritual healing, spiritual life, spiritual listening, spiritual maturity, spiritual presence, spiritual reality, spiritual voices, spiritual warfare, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4 steps to resist the devil and make him run from you.

Jesus’ 1/2 brother, James, who wrote one of the books of the New Testament, said:  “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  But how do you resist the devil?  Here are 4 steps: 1)  Recognize that there are … Continue reading

Posted in Bible memory, deceit, deception, deliverance, demons, devil, devils, James 4:7, James Jesus half brother, New Testament, overcoming depression, overcoming fear, overcoming sin, overcoming temptation, prayer, praying, pride, resist the devil, self-help, sin, spiritual combat, spiritual disciplines, spiritual exercises, spiritual growth, spiritual healing, spiritual maturity, spiritual training, spiritual transformation, spiritual walk, spiritual weapons | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment