Tag Archives: community building

Politeness primarily provokes positive responses

People respond positively to politeness. Please try it today and see. Thank you. However, rudeness offends people unnecessarily and creates needless enemies. When you love people politeness comes easy; when you don’t it’s a pain. How people act toward you … Continue reading

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Keepsakes of the heart (inner connectedness)

Connection happens when people meet up with one another in a Christ-led environment. To collaboratively hear & obey the Spirit with others, is an incredible experience! If people are kept silent about their faith while attending church, they’ll have little … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Important And Urgent Buildup

How does Christ buildup His church? Jesus builds His church (on the rock of personal revelation) with living stones; by being actively present when people gather in His name. He personally assembles them into a loving, heart-felt community of living … Continue reading

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Self-protection or self-surrender? (Suspicion or love?)

Self-protection produces isolation, defensiveness, self-focus, and alienation from others. Self-surrender produces openness, understanding, community, and mutuality. Self-protection quenches the Holy Spirit and will keep God distant from you. Self-surrender opens the flood gates and lets God’s rivers of grace and … Continue reading

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