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Jesus Is Alive & Active in the 21st Century — Church Can Catch Him Like A Sail Catching The Wind

When the leaves and small limbs of a tree are all leaning in the same direction, you know that something invisible is going on — the wind is blowing the tree.  That’s what happens at The Salvation Army Berry Street.  … Continue reading

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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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The Christmas Clause

The Christmas Clause: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son . . .“ Christmas is not just a holiday. It’s a continuous flow of inner peace. Carry Christmas in your heart! Christmas is not an … Continue reading

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Is church . . . An agenda or an awakening? A program or His Presence? A tradition or a transformation? A teaching or a testimony? A sermon or signs & wonders? A duty or a delight? Religion or revolution?

Church without the real presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is like an unplugged blender. It looks nice, but it’s not going to produce any smoothies.

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The Movement

When people in America talk about “The Movement,” they usually mean the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.  This movement changed America for the better by breaking the terrible hold that 200+ years of blatant, legalized racism … Continue reading

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Church flows from the Spirit; it’s not produced by a program.

Church is God’s orchestra, playing His symphony, as each member focuses on, listens to, and obeys the Conductor — the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. Come and experience God’s orchestra playing in Nashville every Sunday morning at 10:45 as each member … Continue reading

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Taking An Amazing Flag To The Streets

The purpose of a flag is not just to be on a stage in a building but to fly outdoors over the territory that it rules.  There is an amazing, but little known flag, that has been in the forefront … Continue reading

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Perhaps Church Is Much Simpler Than We Think It Is . . .

Maybe church is much simpler than we think it is? Perhaps church is just two or there or more believers gathered under the actual leadership and direction of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ in our midst? (In Matthew 18:20, Jesus … Continue reading

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Should a pastor act like a CEO, calling the shots and running the church like an organization that he controls? Or should the living, present Jesus Christ be the One who is allowed to actively control and direct the church?

Here’s a link to a video I made called: “Organic Church Heals Spiritual Paralysis”  

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Is the church paralyzed? “Unable to operate normally or effectively; stuck in a condition of helpless ineffectiveness; powerless; suffering from injury or disease that causes the inability to act in obedience to the brain.” Is the Western church, in its current condition, frozen in disobedience to its living Head (Jesus Christ)?

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