Tag Archives: led by the Spirit

Last year's ruts make new year changes difficult. We need SPaction!

Too often New Year’s Day is but a fleeting moment of briefly thinking beyond the monotony of the old year. However, status quo (year after year) isn’t a gift of the Spirit. For a year (or a decade) to pass … Continue reading

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"Walk in the Spirit" with continual awareness of the living Jesus

To “walk in the Spirit” is to maintain continual awareness of the risen Jesus. The first step toward Christian growth is awareness of the risen Jesus. The second is obedience to Him. I love to maintain awareness of the living … Continue reading

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Preaching so that people can connect with & obey the risen Jesus

The purpose of preaching is more than just proclamation. It is introducing people to the risen Jesus, so that they can begin to listen to and obey Him. Early Christians didn’t use preaching to make people dependent on a preacher, … Continue reading

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Have explanations destroyed the fun & mystery of Western Christianity?

Life is full of wonders and mysteries that make us say “Wow!” If you’re not frequently saying a heart-felt “Wow!” you’re missing a lot! I do illusions, but don’t share their secrets. Explanations destroy their fun and mystery. That’s happened … Continue reading

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Embracing the biblical/Protestant concept of the priesthood of the believer

I have invented a new word for the priesthood of the believer — clergyall. Here’s another way to put it: Christian meetings are full of manysters, not just a single minister. Jesus is alive and present when we meet in … Continue reading

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Politics, women in ministry, & being led by the Spirit

The Bible never says that a particular political system is “the hope of glory.” It says that “Christ in you,” is. Christians aren’t called to point people to a particular political party, position, or personality, but to Christ. The goal … Continue reading

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Realigning with the kingdom of God

God wants to govern people from the inside out. “The kingdom of God is within you.” The Christian life is about realigning your life to Christ’s inner government– the kingdom of God. We can’t “quench the Spirit” and “be led … Continue reading

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