Category Archives: testimony

Preachers interesting & ordinary people boring?

Church acts like preachers are interesting & ordinary people are boring. (It could be the opposite.) Protestants made church a classroom. Perhaps church would be more effective as a prayer closet! The body of Christ is a team ministering together; … Continue reading

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Making lovely places in your life

I can’t make human society a lovely place; but with Jesus’ help I can make my own mind and heart lovely places. Let Jesus’ presence & power open like a flower in your life. A flower flows with inner life. … Continue reading

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The Bible’s like a roto rooter

The first Christians opened up the faucet on their spiritual plumbing and let the risen Jesus flow. They experienced supernatural revelation & passed it on in the Bible. What Jesus reveals today won’t contradict what He’s revealed in Scripture. Don’t … Continue reading

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Preaching’s not enough says a $1.00 book . . .

We must go beyond preaching! Wow! Such power, conformation, and fireworks from a book I found for $1.00 at at Book Warehouse in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It doesn’t look too impressive, but I’m so glad I bought Discovering Who We Are … Continue reading

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Does church have a gag rule on God?

God has no gag rule on Christ-followers! “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!” Religion “commanded” the early Christ-followers “not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.” They replied: “We cannot help speaking about what … Continue reading

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More than church

More Than Church Is there more? There is more! Let’s open up the door. Let’s all open our mouths And let the Spirit soar! Testify, glorify. Don’t deny the Lord! Edify, magnify, It’s Him who we adore. Out of Judea Came … Continue reading

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There is none so bland as he who will not see . . .

Let the bland eyes see! Society hypes up the bland while suppressing and holding down life’s most exciting aspect — the splendor, magnificence, and creativity of God that surrounds us in nature and is suppressed in our minds and souls.  There … Continue reading

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