Tag Archives: 1 Corinthians 14:26

Church, Jesus, and the Father’s business

“I must be about my Father’s business.” –Jesus We’ve all been told to “Mind your own business,” but whose business should a church (or ministry) mind?  If a church (or ministry) is really dedicated to God, shouldn’t it operate according … Continue reading

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Could Church Services Be Like A Handbell Choir?

Have you ever seen a group of people play a tune with handbells? Each person holds two bells and all the bells play different notes. As a director leads them, each person plays one of his bells at the proper … Continue reading

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Two Questions About Human Leadership Vs. The Spirit’s Leadership In Church

Here are two questions about church leadership for pastors and so-called laymen: Question #1: Who is the most capable church leader in the world? Answer: The living, resurrected Jesus Christ present in our midst when we gather in His name. … Continue reading

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Is The Holy Spirit Shut Down In Church?

The Holy Spirit flows through people. If people are kept silent in a church meeting and only allowed to listen to a speaker (or read from a program), the Spirit is quenched (limited in what He can do). See 1 … Continue reading

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