Category Archives: tradition

Passionized or pacified?

Christianity should activate people with fire in their soul. Instead it too often seems to pacify them rather than passionizing them. If Christ is dead, a church meeting following Him leads to anarchy. If Christ is alive, following Him leads … Continue reading

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If you haven’t heard, perhaps your being herded

If you haven’t heard Christ’s living words burning in your heart, it’s easy to follow the herd. Are you being herded? When God blazes a new trail in your heart, it often creates a mismatch with religious tradition. Jesus’ way or … Continue reading

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Christ’s presence outshines religion

Some people think that God only works through religion. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus is the Way, however, sometimes religion can block His way.   Religious programming can unintentionally crowd the presence of Christ out of church. In church … Continue reading

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Say what? A PC monopoly or BC Spirit-prompting?

Why not step out of political correctness* and into Beyond Church*? * PC is “saying what society says to say.” * BC is “saying what the Holy Spirit says to say.” Our 21st Century concept of PC was actually predicted … Continue reading

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The Catherine Booth 4-Part Challenge

The Catherine Booth 4-Part Challenge (From her book Papers Practical on Practical Religion.) 1)  Break out of the standardized church pattern imposed by tradition and routine. Catherine Booth said:  “Churches have stereotyped forms, refusing to come down from the routine of … Continue reading

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Safe Church — Unlocking God’s Glory!

In the New Testament church was awesomely filled with the Presence of God.  How can the 21st Century church recover the lost combination for God’s glory in our meetings? While thinking about this, a scene suddenly came to my mind.  I … Continue reading

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How To Have Genuine Revival & Spiritual Awakening

How to Prepare The Way of The Lord (And Make Room For Revival & Spiritual Awakening in Your Life And in Your Church) 1) Get tradition out of the way. (“You nullify the word of God by your tradition.” –Jesus.) … Continue reading

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