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A background TV in a restaurant?

Listen. The most important things ever said to you are said by your conscience and by the Holy Spirit. Too often we treat the Holy Spirit like a background TV in a restaurant. We ignore Him and order what we want. The … Continue reading

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Jesus came to revitalize us; not to ritualize us!

Jesus came to revitalize, revolutionize, and radicalize us, not to systematize, traditionalize, and ritualize us. The risen Jesus is radical, but church tries to make Him liturgical. Church programs are a poor substitute for the living presence of Christ and His … Continue reading

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Religion — a track for God to run on?

Church sometimes seems like going to a restaurant to hear a talk about food and then thinking we’ve been fed. Too many Christians have been taught that their primary role in the body of Christ is to sit and listen to … Continue reading

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Programmed by God’s Prompting Presence

Perhaps instead of presenting a pre-planned program, we could let a church meeting be programmed by God’s presence prompting people to participate.  That would help us learn to let Jesus live on our lips and in our lives. All the … Continue reading

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What If Church Tore Up The Sunday Program And Just Followed The Living Jesus Christ?

When Christ is present, church needs no program.  Jesus said: “Follow Me,” (not: “Follow a program,”). He also said: “I am the way,” (not: “A program is the way,”). And His mother said: “Whatever He says to you, do it,” (not: … Continue reading

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Hereeeeeeee’s Jesus!

Would you like to see God’s glory in your life and in your church?  The key is not a conference or a curriculum, not a program or a performance, not marketing or methods, not a better strategy or harder work.  … Continue reading

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