Tag Archives: Christ’s presence

The best ministry?

When humble Christ-followers talk about their love for Jesus, you can sense His presence. I love to meet people who radiate the presence of Jesus. I find them in the humblest places (and in the humblest churches). Heart-felt humility aligns … Continue reading

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To focus on a man’s talk (called a “sermon”) rather than on Christ’s presence is to settle for a 2nd-hand account instead of a 1st-hand experience.

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Christ’s presence outshines religion

Some people think that God only works through religion. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus is the Way, however, sometimes religion can block His way.   Religious programming can unintentionally crowd the presence of Christ out of church. In church … Continue reading

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The Christmas Gift Most Commonly Left Unopened

Every year some Christmas gifts remain unopened.  They are lost and/or forgotten in the holiday hustle, buried under discarded wrapping paper, accidentally tossed with the trash. So what is the most commonly unopened Christmas gift?  You would think it would … Continue reading

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