Category Archives: spiritual transformation

Years of studying church history have shown me that during times of great spiritual awakening, church meetings are more about experiencing and obeying a Presence, than about sitting and listening to a program.

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Bold Christian Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. (For MLK Day)

“We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must capture the spirit of the early church. Wherever the early Christians went, they made a triumphant witness for Christ. Whether on the village streets or in the … Continue reading

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Wanted: Pioneers To Blaze A Spiritual Trail

Pioneers Wanted To Blaze A Trail Into God’s Spiritual Frontier. . . * Hearing God’s voice and doing what He says; * Permitting believers to minister to one another; * Considering others better than yourself; * Allowing Christ, Himself, to … Continue reading

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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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Church — Spiritual Training Camp? Or Spectator Religion?

Like an NFL Training Camp, church should be hands-on training — not passive lecture. Through rigorous involvement and interaction, church should train believers in the spiritual skills and attitudes necessary to make a powerful, victorious, and godly impact in the … Continue reading

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We all need forgiveness and the freedom to “go and sin no more.”

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You won’t learn to listen to and be led by the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) until you leave your comfort zone.

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Could Church Services Be Like A Handbell Choir?

Have you ever seen a group of people play a tune with handbells? Each person holds two bells and all the bells play different notes. As a director leads them, each person plays one of his bells at the proper … Continue reading

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Fire From God

Unless you hear it through the Spirit, the Bible will be boring. If the Word doesn’t burn in your heart your sins won’t depart! Without a Spirit-fire, you will drown in your own desire. So how do you start a … Continue reading

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Understanding Spiritual Gifts (Releasing The Gifts Of The Spirit)

Here Are 3 Steps To Experiencing The Gifts (Manifestations) Of The Spirit In Your Life Step #1 — Be still and listen. Hear from God. Pay close attention to thoughts, feelings, pictures, impressions, ideas, and promptings in your heart and … Continue reading

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