Category Archives: William Booth

Appomattox Christianity

In 1865 General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, leading to the end of the American Civil War. Christianity is about surrendering. Jesus put it this way: “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Me.” … Continue reading

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It doesn’t take an Einstein to experience ekklesia

You don’t have to be an Einstein to experience ekklesia. Ekklesia is: Two or more Christ-followers meeting under Christ’s control! –E = MC2– [E (ekklesia) = M (meeting under) C (Christ’s control) 2 (two or more Christ-followers)] We 21st Century … Continue reading

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New Book Full Of Salvation Army History & Quotes

Major Stephen Court says in the foreword: “What would happen if we burst out of the conventional church paradigm? What would happen if we decided to live our lives, fight our salvation warfare, serve our King of Kings, within a … Continue reading

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Christ-Controlled Church (How to move beyond human control of church meetings.)

A Sunday morning church service is a controlled environment. Often everything that happens there is planned out ahead of time and inked onto a handy program which is given to people as they enter.  People are expected to passively sit, … 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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War Room quote: “Everyone’s always trying to leave Jesus out, which is one reason we’re in the mess we’re in.”

  The  movie, War Room, makes a bold, powerful statement: “Everyone’s always trying to leave Jesus out, which is one reason we’re in the mess we’re in.” Do we leave Jesus out of our worship meetings? When we script, plan, and … Continue reading

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Running For President / Running In The Salvation Army

–Who is running in 2016? And for what? –Perhaps America’s most important question is not “Who’s running for President?” but “Who’s running for Jesus?” Are you? –There are so many people running for President in 2016. One website lists 25 … Continue reading

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