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Palm Sunday Is About Participatory Church!

What’s Palm Sunday about? For one thing, it is about a Donkey Rider and participatory, organic church. The original Palm Sunday was about everyday people speaking out for Christ. It wasn’t about people being quiet and passive spectators.  The focus … Continue reading

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Origin of Obligatory Oratory in Church Meetings (Let’s Get Back To The Future)

In the new church, ordinary people (not the Apostles) spoke about Jesus wherever they went. “On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From Restaurant Concepts

When someone wants to open a new restaurant, she/he must first think of a concept. Restaurant concepts are various ways and means of operating restaurants. The term restaurant concept means the service style, operational strategy, theme, cuisine, and culture of a restaurant. The goal … Continue reading

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Participatory church creates a climate contagious with Christ!

Catch Jesus! Catch His love fire burning in your heart. Get so infected with Jesus that you are continually overwhelmed by His awesome power and majesty. Revival is when multitudes in a city, area, or country catch such a case … Continue reading

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Why not schedule a “Jesus 12″ in your church service?

Why not schedule a “Jesus 12″ in your church program? –A “Jesus 12″ is 12 unprogrammed minutes during a church service where the living, resurrected Jesus is allowed to be the leader and people are free to go to an … Continue reading

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How is Jesus like a pianist?

How is Jesus like a piano player? Even the world’s best pianist can’t play a piano with stuck keys. –Even the living, resurrected Jesus Christ can’t move his body if the members are so stuck that they won’t obey the … Continue reading

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Revival Needs New Wineskins!

Is it time for new wineskins? “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be … Continue reading

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