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If your faith isn’t fun, this can help

There’s too much discouragement and depression today. Faith without works (and joy) is dead. If your faith isn’t fun, this can help. Happy hour? O happy day? Joy unspeakable and full of glory? There was incredible joy in early Christianity. … Continue reading

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Get it — the joy of early Christianity!

Can Christianity be fun, exciting, joyous, and enthralling? Yes! It was for the early Christ-followers and it can be for you. The Joy of Early Christianity will show you how. It’s available at this link. Learn practical and effective ways … Continue reading

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It’s time for Bible based reformation!

Don’t be afraid to read and  trust the Book that makes fear disappear! Some people claim to “demythologize” the Bible. I want the Bible to demyth me! The Bible is like 3D movie glasses. It makes the living Jesus jump … Continue reading

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Passive Church or Participatory Church? (Rest or Revival?)

Passive or participatory church?  Rest or revival? Is church passive or is it participatory? Is it structured or is it Spirit-led? Is it forced or is it flowing? Is it lifeless or is it lively? Is it dull or is … Continue reading

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Who Will Carry Me When I Feel Like I Can’t Go On?

Who will carry me when I am so weary and/or discouraged that I feel like I can’t go on?  There is Someone who comes as an inner flow — the Holy Spirit. “‘Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has … Continue reading

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Drunk Christians?

Some observers of the early Christians made fun of them and said:  “They have had too much wine.”  (Would you use the word “drunk” to describe a gathering of Christians, nowadays?) Here’s the response to that accusation, given by Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Was Matthias A Mistake? — The Human Need To Institutionalize Spirituality

Was replacing Judas (who had betrayed Jesus) with Matthias a mistake?  Was it a very early example of the human desire to institutionalize church?  Perhaps. The Book of Acts begins with the resurrected Jesus spending 40 days with the apostles … Continue reading

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