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Lone Ranger vs. Lone Lecturer (Hi-yo, sermon!)

On Sunday mornings, in almost all churches, the “Lone Lecturer” rides again. “Hi-yo, sermon! (And if you disagree, you may be asked to leave, pronto!) It’s easy to think, “We do church the right way,” but is God limited to only … Continue reading

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Spiritual leadership guides people beyond the human

To grow strong in the Lord, stop looking to a preacher and start looking to the living Jesus and the writings of His early disciples. Jesus never intended for His power and ministry to be monopolized by a professional clergy! … Continue reading

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Jesus is alive and colorful; not drab and dull!

We don’t need to pray that Jesus shows up when we meet. That’s been promised. We need to pray that leadership doesn’t quench Him. Revival happens when church leadership gets out of the way and lets the living Jesus occupy … Continue reading

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Rick Warren diagnosis disunity in the body of Christ

Many walls have torn Christians into tens of thousands of groups and denominations — church walls, doctrinal walls, pride walls, racial walls, organizational walls. However, Jesus wants us to be one. Are we failing at unity? Recently, while speaking at … Continue reading

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What if church set people free go and serve God?

Is Jesus the controlling Head (Lord) of your church or has He been put into honored retirement? Too, often church is like a football team that always keeps their quarterback on the sidelines. Bring Jesus off the bench! It’s one … Continue reading

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When is a church not a campus?

A “satellite campus” sounds more like an earth-orbiting university than a church. Now that some churches are calling themselves a campus, does that mean you have to register and enroll to attend? When church is called a campus does tithing … Continue reading

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Would Jesus say: “Religion forgot Me for monotony.”

Christians often meet like robots–tightly programmed and controlled. Christians need to be allowed to freely express Christ, not just to contain Him locked down in their hearts. After all, it’s hard to be a passive lump on a church pew when … Continue reading

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