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“This is That” 4 the 21st Century!

“This is that,” vs. “This is what that means.” –Today preachers like to take a Bible verse and proclaim “This is what that verse means.” –The early Christ-followers experienced and demonstrated the Bible and then proclaimed: “This is that which … Continue reading

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The Unexpected, The Unplanned, & The Unconventional in Church

The unexpected, the unplanned, and the unconventional happened when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost and launched the Christian church. Pentecost (and what followed after it through out the book of Acts) was the was all about Presence & power of … Continue reading

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Done, undone, or not done?

Done, undone, or not done? Pentecost is called “the birthday of the church.” It was when the Holy Spirit came to the early church in mighty power. So how’s it going in the 21st Century? –Has the contemporary church replaced … Continue reading

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Is It Nuts To Keep Church In A Shell?

Nuts & church? What do they have in common? A nut in a shell is not very interesting. But take nuts out of their shells and they get real interesting — cashews, pecans, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, peanuts, pistachios, Brazil … Continue reading

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Is a one-man sermon like one-man soccer? (Getting a kick out of soccer.)

Getting a kick out of soccer . . . While watching a soccer (football) game, I noticed that no one person kept constant control of the soccer ball. Instead the ball was being headed, kicked, passed, run, and rolled all over the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day @ Nashville’s Berry Street

Mother’s Day at Berry Street Worship Center is like a family gathering . . . * It is informal, relaxed, and real; * The celebration is not rigidly programmed but free flowing and spontaneous; * It’s not controlled by and/or … Continue reading

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The Business of Busyness — Running the Rat Race? Or Flowing in the Spirit?

Are we in the business of busyness — running the rat race; keeping on the treadmill? Our culture seems to be built on the business of being busy. We spend a lot of money just to keep ourselves “busy” and … Continue reading

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