Tag Archives: Christianity

How is Jesus like a pianist?

How is Jesus like a piano player? Even the world’s best pianist can’t play a piano with stuck keys. –Even the living, resurrected Jesus Christ can’t move his body if the members are so stuck that they won’t obey the … Continue reading

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Do You Have The Tolerance To Step Outside The Humanistic World View & Watch An Amazing New Movie With A Spiritual World View?

In a society where the majority of people pray, but Hollywood movies almost never show anyone praying, Do You Believe? connects with the real world of conscience, meaning, and spirituality that most people grapple with at some points in their life.  For … Continue reading

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If Easter is true, then . . .

If Easter is more than fashion, rabbits, and eggs then perhaps we should . . . If Easter is true–give control to Christ! –Is Christ alive in the 21st Century? If not, then do your thing. If yes, then step … Continue reading

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Revival Needs New Wineskins!

Is it time for new wineskins? “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be … Continue reading

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Humility or Human Hotshots? (Who is the celebrity in church?)

God is looking for humility, not human hotshots with big names. “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.” When we glory in, focus on, and/or follow exalted people, when we attach men’s names to the work of … Continue reading

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Training Ordinary Christians 2 Do Ministry! (A Pastor’s Job)

Perhaps a pastor/minister’s job is not to focus people’s attention on himself, on his plans, or on his performance; but instead to focus people’s attention on the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. –John the Baptist put it this way: “He (Jesus) … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Teach Open Participation (& Hospitality) In Church Meetings?

“If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church . . .” –Jesus (Matthew 18:17) –Jesus expected His church to allow verbal input from those in the congregation. In the passage above Jesus is telling how He wants … Continue reading

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