Category Archives: testimonies

A Writer Describes Hart Street Worship @ Nashville’s Trevecca Nazarene University

Hart Street Worship is a weekly campus meeting at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville that is based on open sharing and testimonies, much like a support group.  Last semester a writer named Jakob Esaw visited us one Thursday night and wrote … Continue reading

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Alive! 55+ and Kickin’ (The Power of Personal Testimony)

I just saw a section of CBS’s 60 Minutes that vividly shows the power of personal testimony.  It had me weeping as ordinary men and women shared life’s battle scars, humbly from their heart, and then sang victoriously about them. … Continue reading

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When Church is a Symphony — Glory Falls!

When church is a symphony–glory falls! The Gospel of Jesus is a symphony! One man can’t play a symphony, No matter how smart or anointed he may be. Fully communicating God’s Gospel symphony Requires members of the body of Christ … Continue reading

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What is preaching? (Perhaps it’s not what we think?)

What is preaching? The Greek word for “preach” (κηρύσσω–kérussó) means to “proclaim openly something which has been done.” Every Christ-follower has a testimony so when we gather for church or go about our daily life; we can all openly show … Continue reading

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A Problem In Participatory/Organic Church — Someone Repeatedly Talking Too Much

One potential problem in participatory church is one person taking too much time by repeatedly talking too much and drawing attention to herself/himself.  This can be a major distraction in a meeting and can hinder what God wants to do. … Continue reading

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A First Time Visitor Writes About The Salvation Army Berry Street

–A First Time Visitor Last Sunday Talks About His Berry St. Experience!— “We were blessed to attend Berry Street Salvation Army. This is a church which operates totally at the Holy Spirits bidding. We experienced an overwhelming ministry of love … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Choreographer?

Who is the world’s best choreographer? The Holy Spirit! When He is given control, He choreographs participatory church meetings that are out of this world! Choreography is the art or job of precisely arranging sequences of movements of people and/or a series … Continue reading

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