Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Purpose of Church — Running Religious Programs or Connecting People With Christ?

The purpose of church is not to run religious programs.  The purpose of church is to help people connect with, follow, and daily obey the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. When people begin to listen to Jesus and do what He … Continue reading

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Fire Hydrant Church

Perhaps 2014 is the time for the church to open up like a fire hydrant and let the Holy Spirit flow! When I was a kid, the fire department in our neighborhood would sometimes open up a fire hydrant on … Continue reading

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When church is scripted, the freedom to flow in the Spirit is restricted to the agenda. When church is spontaneous, the Holy Spirit can break out in glorious demonstrations of His power and presence.

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The Inner Teacher

Listen to the Inner Teacher!  He speaks within your heart.  He is the Holy Spirit, the presence of God in your soul, the inner Light.  He is calling you to follow and obey Him daily.  Don’t refuse His call. When … Continue reading

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#organicchurch When a church meeting is released from human control and turned over to the Holy Spirit’s direct leadership, the meeting unfolds beautifully, revealing God’s unseen hand.

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Soaked And Stoked (for Jesus)

What are the two most amazing, exciting, and fulfilling activities (that are mostly ignored by most people)?  A) Interacting with the Holy Spirit and B) Reading the Bible with an open heart! They are incredible! I love those two activities! … Continue reading

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You won’t learn to listen to and be led by the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) until you leave your comfort zone.

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Could Church Services Be Like A Handbell Choir?

Have you ever seen a group of people play a tune with handbells? Each person holds two bells and all the bells play different notes. As a director leads them, each person plays one of his bells at the proper … Continue reading

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Release or Re-Leash?

Release of the Spirit — or — Re-leash of the Spirit? Have you ever noticed that whenever there is a release of the Holy Spirit, the human tendency is to re-leash Him and get church back under human control and … Continue reading

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Jesus Living On The Inside

How can anyone describe Jesus living inside you? It’s like having a shower head Inside your heart, Continually spraying Soothing, comforting, Energizing, thrilling, and refreshing Streams of joy, love, peace, faith, and hope All through your emotions, your mind, and … Continue reading

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