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Laodicea or ekklesia?

Do 21st Century Christians have amnesia? Have we forgotten that Jesus calls Christ-followers to be His ekklesia, not the church of Laodicea? Christ wants us to look to Him alone as our panacea! The church has amnesia and has forgotten … Continue reading

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Get trained to serve and make a difference in Nashville

Would you like to make a real difference in Nashville? Would you like to get hands-on training and interactive experience using your gifts to serve and make a real difference? The Salvation Army has an opportunity for you in East … Continue reading

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See a sea of God’s Spirit in ekklesia

Ekklesia lets you see a sea of God’s Spirit stirring ordinary people in waves of His presence. Experiencing ekklesia will free a person captured by controlling compulsions and cravings by carrying them into the cleansing current of Christ flowing through … Continue reading

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The Bible is a warm, loving HUG; not a cold, hard textbook!

Church has made the Bible something to be intellectually dissected by a religious professional and taught in a classroom-style Sunday morning “service.”   But I believe that misses the point of the Book! Instead of us just hearing a preacher … Continue reading

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Coloring beyond the church-in-a-program box

Color outside the “church program” lines. Think beyond the “church as usual” box. Let’s break out of the church-in-a-program box! “A need for precision and perfection has always been an enemy of art, which is about coloring outside the lines. … Continue reading

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What’s #trending (in your heart)?

What’s trending in your heart? –Have you taught your heart to be trapped and trampled by trending with trouble, tribulation, transgression, and torment? –Or have you taught you heart to be trained and transformed by turning to tranquility, trust, thanksgiving, and … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t church do what the Bible says?

–My “Asking Why?” Question– The Bible plainly says it . . . So why won’t we dare to do it? “When you come together, Each of you has a hymn, Or a word of instruction, A revelation . . .” … Continue reading

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