Category Archives: wake up

When sermon-hearers aren’t allowed to make a peep, they easily fall asleep

When people fall asleep in church, instead of asking what church is doing to bore people, we make jokes about it. Church too often gives people this message: “If you don’t like the Sunday morning rap, you can always take … Continue reading

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Don’t sink your conscience — get it in sync . . .

People with a guilty conscience often feel like other people are judging them even when the judgment is coming from within. To clear your conscience, sincerely ask God (and anyone else you have offended) to forgive you. If you feel like … Continue reading

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The worst condition for a human being

To think we’re right with God if we’re not is the worst state we can be in. We need God to show us where we’re not right with Him. How can we live right if we won’t let God show us … Continue reading

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Good news! If you let God light your fuse, you’ll loose your snooze!

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Could a sleeping church fall into a sinkhole?

Is the church Asleep on a mattress Over crumbling earth That’s about to collapse Into a huge sinkhole?

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Perhaps It’s Time To Cry Out To God

Cry Out Nashville was a prophetic event held in Cumberland Park, overlooking downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Christ-followers gathered to worship God and to cry out for spiritual awakening and revival.  God is wanting believers in Nashville … Continue reading

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Wake Up Church! Present The Pervading Holy Presence!

Should church consist of: A pre-arranged program or a pervading Holy Presence? A man-made message or God-breathed spiritual life? Passively watching a pastor or priest perform or people passionately pursuing God’s Presence and Person? Religious head-knowledge or radical heart-transformation? Being conformed … Continue reading

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