Tag Archives: Christianity

Society is training people to follow their own desires. Church should train them to follow the living Jesus instead.

Christ calls people to follow Him. Nowadays they’re following their feelings, desires, and compulsions. Christ calls people to repent of their sins. Nowadays people are repenting of their gender. Christ doesn’t offer His approval of our will. He offers us … Continue reading

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People’s approval is a poor substitute for a clear conscience

When your conscience approves of your behavior, you aren’t needy for people’s approval. However, it’s hard to be happy if you continually ignore the disapproval of your conscience. No one has the right to make you approve of something that you believe … Continue reading

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Making shadows & fears disappear

Shadows and fears mean light is being blocked. Remove the blockages and the shadows and fears go away!  Racial shadows hang over America. We need to look beyond our shadowy “race track” & dare to see the light. Perhaps the shadows of racism linger so … Continue reading

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More than silentology

Without Christ, life is like a long desert journey — always longing for the next oasis and frequently disappointed by mirages. Feelings are fickle guides jerking us around and leaving us with no foundation. Instead, I trust the risen Jesus … Continue reading

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When it comes to the Holy Spirit, always choose ALLOW

Jesus is here now (live and in person) but often church acts like He’s long gone. If you’re a Christian, don’t act like Jesus is dead. Instead let His presence continually transform and inspire you. Sometimes it feels like church … Continue reading

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Fast food Christianity or “new wine” tasting

Church should be a “new wine” tasting. “O taste and see that the Lord is good!” The Holy Spirit releases inner “rivers of living water,” “new wine,” & “fire” — God intoxication! When you’re inspired you feel prompted to proclaim … Continue reading

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Sermons or discipleship

Sermons without discipleship tell people about Jesus without training them to hear Him, follow Him, and daily obey Him. Continually preaching to the same people creates an audience mentality and trains Christians to be observers, not participants. That audience mentality makes … Continue reading

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