Tag Archives: Reformation

Have we systematized Christ’s symphony?

Jesus wants to conduct His symphony through an orchestra of ordinary people that the Bible calls, the body of Christ. Church gives the risen Jesus more opportunities to be the Conductor when everybody present is free to speak as prompted … Continue reading

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Road to 95: 95 Theses 4 Reformation #5: Set aside human agendas & programs & let the risen Jesus lead.

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95 Theses for Reformation #1:

95 Theses 4 Reformation #1: Keep people’s attention focused on the living, resurrected Jesus. I’m celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: –On October 31, 1517 a guy named Martin Luther posted “95 Theses” on a church door in … Continue reading

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It’s time for Bible based reformation!

Don’t be afraid to read and  trust the Book that makes fear disappear! Some people claim to “demythologize” the Bible. I want the Bible to demyth me! The Bible is like 3D movie glasses. It makes the living Jesus jump … Continue reading

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No time for spectators in church –MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. put it this way: “There are many people who have caught the dangerous disease of ‘spectatoritis.’ Such persons are only spectators or onlookers but not participants. Such persons watch the minister and choir indulge in prayer … Continue reading

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Ekklesia will train & release William Booth’s reckless spiritual warriors

Did William Booth foresee a time of ekklesia in the future of The Salvation Army? I believe that he did and that the time is now! I just read William Booth’s 1904 dream about the “Companions of the Cross of … Continue reading

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Meeting the Halloween Challenge! (Reformation Day.)

–The greatest challenge for Halloween is not decorating, or getting a costume that suits you, or which party to go to, or getting the kids ready for trick or treating, or even the weather. The greatest challenge is to take … Continue reading

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