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Which Church Organizational Structure Is From God?

As far as I know, all the thousands of denominations and independent churches around the world claim that their organizational structure is from God.  (At least, I’ve never heard of a church saying:  “Our church’s organizational chart is man-made.”) Here … Continue reading

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Nashville’s Flood, Fire, & Ferocious Winds

Nashville has had a flood and it brought out the best in people.  It was so exciting to see so many people volunteer their time and give their money to help their friends, neighbors, and even strangers. After the Nashville … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From Sports Tailgating

Millions of people love to gather in stadium parking lots for pre-game tailgating parties.  According to the American Tailgaters Association (more than 300,000 members), between 20 – 50 million Americans tailgated in a stadium parking lot in 2006. Here is a quotation I found … Continue reading

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If The Chosen Are Frozen, How Can God’s Fire Rage Through Our World?

We live in a world that is fastly fleeing from traditional social and moral constraints.  People nowadays uninhibitedly express their feelings and views without regard for what is decent, right, or wholesome, even when they are sober.  There is no longer a need to … Continue reading

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My God! I Want To See That Again! “Reborn To Be Wild”

When I went to my favorite Borders book store for their going out of business sale, God, as He often does, led me to a book that stirred my heart (Reborn To Be Wild).  I left the tracks of my … Continue reading

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GVAOS — God’s-Voice Activated Operating System (For Church Meetings)

Jesus commanded His disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations . . .”  So what can activate the nation-changing power of God?  Are there any discipled nations in the 21st Century?  How can a nation be discipled? Can the traditional … Continue reading

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A Slaveholder Lie Still Circulates In 21st Century America

Slaveholder propaganda is still circulating in America in the 21st Century, even in the black community. Here are three examples: 1) A few years ago a black man I had never met stopped his beautiful pick-up truck beside me as … Continue reading

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The Alternative Lifestyle

A true alternative lifestyle does not just change the object of one’s lust from one gender to another; it overcomes the power, control, and addiction of lust. We hear much about alternative lifestyles nowadays.  Yet the greatest alternative lifestyle is … Continue reading

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Can A Sunday Church Meeting Be Like A Family Gathering? It’s Happening In Nashville!

Church is family, brothers and sisters in Christ sharing a kinship of the heart. Nobody ever asks the question: “Where do you go to family?” Family is not a place; it is relationships. So with church. Who are you joined … Continue reading

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Humanity’s Biggest Failure

What is humanity’s greatest failure?  It is a failure of understanding, a failure of love, a failure of respect.  It is a failing of compassion, a failing of negotiation, a failing of faith.  It is trusting in human power rather … Continue reading

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