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Church = Audience? Or Team?

Is a church service with only one speaker like a band with only one instrument? (That’s an oxymoron, isn’t it?) Jesus said: “New wine must be poured into new wine skins.” If we want the new wine of the Holy Spirit, perhaps … Continue reading

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Hope for those burned out on politics

Administrations come with fanfare. Administrations go with disappointment. It’s an ongoing cycle that can leave us discouraged. Here’s hope for those burned out on politics . . . Jesus prayed and taught us to pray for An environment ruled by The … Continue reading

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Your heart’s condition is more important than how you worship . . .

The most important thing in worship . . . –Writing about Christ-followers meeting according to 1 Corinthians 14:26 where ordinary people are free to share as they feel prompted by the Spirit, I can get overly enthusiastic and perhaps come … Continue reading

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Is a “spiritless boredom” the norm for church?

Here are some powerful quotes from The Coming World Revival by Robert E. Coleman: “God’s people everywhere increasingly yearn for something more in the life of the church. We go through the motions of religion, but there is no power. For many … Continue reading

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Christ-followers are called out to be Christ’s City Council

Jesus said (in the original Greek) “I will build My ekklesia.” Ekklesia was the city council in Greek city-states. (The Greek word literally means called out ones. The Greeks chose it as the name for their city council because citizens were called out to … Continue reading

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Grace replaces the old with the new

Grace makes new It it doesn’t Replace your place, It’s not grace. If it doesn’t Replace your pace, It’s not grace. If it doesn’t Replace your face, It’s not grace. A place beyond Distant from God To intimacy with God. … Continue reading

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The ministry of the Holy Spirit

Have you experienced the glorious ministry of the Holy Spirit? –The Bible says that the ministry of the Spirit is greater than the glory on Mt. Sinai as the mountain burned and Moses’ face glowed! “Now if the ministry that … Continue reading

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