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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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Down By The Spout Where God’s Glory Pours Out

I was in a church once and the pastor was trying to get some of the people sitting in the back rows to come and sit near the front.  He told them:  “Come down by the spout where the glory … Continue reading

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An Alter Call

Perhaps we need an alter call.  Maybe it is time to change and make some alterations.  * Alter the way you think.  Most people never think much about their thought choices.  They tend to just go with whatever thoughts come … Continue reading

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Jesus (And The Thoughts He Brings To My Mind)

I wrote down “Jesus.”  Now I am going to write what comes from my heart.  I love Jesus.  He is more real to me than the air I breathe.  He sustains me, strengthens me, comforts me, challenges me, inspires me, … Continue reading

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Every Generation Has A Few Who Flew The Pew To Go And Do

What turns a person from a Sunday bench warmer into a spiritual reformer?  That’s a good question. Fortunately there are a few individuals in most every generation who are inspired to take the Gospel from the pew to the do.  … Continue reading

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Istanbul (Not Constantinople) — Nicholas Cabasilas Quotes

Nicholas Cabasilas was a passionate follower of Jesus Christ who lived in Constantinople in the 1300s, before the Ottoman Turks, led by Mohammed the Conqueror, over threw the city and named it Istanbul. This history was made famous in a song called … Continue reading

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I Was Misled by Sunday School

When I was a child my family seldom went to church. Once, however, when I was in the third or fourth grade, we visited a Presbyterian church a few times. One Sunday, when I was attending Sunday school there, the … Continue reading

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