Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Can a church service abound with preachers & teachers?

We can preach and teach or we can cultivate an atmosphere where preachers and teachers abound. Let’s make disciples and let church services overflow with preachers and teachers. Jesus said it’s foolish to hear His words but not do them. … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 2, Acts 2:43, awe, awe of God, Christian leadership, church leadership, cost of discipleship, disciples, filled with awe, how to be a disciple, leaders, leadership, making disciples, Quench not the Spirit, servant leadership, spiritual leaders, Uncategorized, walking on water | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learn to whitewater raft on Holy Spirit rivers

Jesus said: “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” This book is about learning how to whitewater raft on the rivers of the Holy Spirit. Leon Fontaine boldly proclaims “It’s … Continue reading

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Spontaneous vs. Spiritaneous

To be spontaneous is be unconstrained by fear or tradition and to be willing to act on an inner impulse or inclination, without planning or external stimulus. To be Spiritaneous is to be unconstrained by fear or tradition and to be willing … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, Beyond Church, church decline, Dones, ekklesia, Friends' worship, nones, nontraditional church, people leaving church, Quaker worship, Romans 8:14, sermon, spontaneous church, Uncategorized, unconventional worship, unprogrammed, unprogrammed church, unprogrammed meeting, worship | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s go beyond church to the fruit of the Spirit!

Let’s Let’s go beyond church conflict, competition, and control — to the fruit of the Spirit: * Love * Joy * Peace * Patience * Kindness * Goodness * Faithfulness * Gentleness * Spirit-Controlled Self * http://amzn.to/2ao4vBe

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Row v. Flow (Religion or Holy Spirit)

Row v. Flow Should we dutifully row to a droning drumbeat in the galley ship of religion? Or freely flow in rushing rivers of living water released by the Holy Spirit? Put Jesus in the driver’s seat. Learn to go … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Bible & the General . . .

I read some statements that General André Cox made at The Salvation Army National Advisory Organizations Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, April 21-24, 2016. The theme of the conference was “Expect Change.” The General’s comments reminded me of these biblical concepts: Christ-followers … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, change, change agent, change in church, change management, changes in worship, each one has a psalm, evangelism, makes change, Phoenix, preach the gospel, Quench not the Spirit, Uncategorized, witnesses, witnessing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hearing & doing what the Spirit says . . .

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the ekklesias (mistranslated as churches in most English language Bibles). –Revelation 2:29. You can move beyond just hearing the Spirit and into actually receiving the Spirit by believing what you heard enough … Continue reading

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