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The Bridle of Christ / Being Led by the Spirit

I woke up this morning with this poem in my mind. I’ve never heard it before, so I got up and wrote it down. Are you wearing the bridle of Christ And letting Him steer you Through day-to-day life, Listening … Continue reading

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Communication in Contemporary Culture vs. Communication in Church

Communication in our culture changes — what will be next? So why shouldn’t communication in church services change to better connect with contemporary culture? What we don’t need is “a failure to communicate.” –The way our culture communicates continually changes … Continue reading

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Christianity — More of the living Christ and less of the “ianity”

21st Century Christianity . . . Perhaps we need: 1) More of the living Christ and less of the “ianity;” 2) More of God’s anointing and less of man’s appointing; 3) More Spirit fanning and less human planning; 4) More … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John 2:27, 2 Timothy 1:6, 2 Timothy 3:5, Acts 2:43, anointing teaches you, denying the power, don't need a man to teach, fan into flame the gift of God, filled with awe, Founder of Christianity, having a form of godliness, stir up the gift of God, What did Jesus do | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

R U Disqualified?

Why should the lack of the title “pastor” disqualify someone from speaking out in a church meeting? (Perhaps church isn’t a gathering of people who are disqualified from speaking in the meeting and whose main function is just to listen … Continue reading

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Church: Do minds wander or are people filled with awestruck wonder?

When a church meeting is allowed to freely flow in the unforced rhythm of the Spirit — amazing things happen! When we call the shots — not so much. –Perhaps instead of making people’s minds wander, church should fill them … Continue reading

Posted in 1st Century church, Alvin L. Reid, amazement, book of Acts, early church, everyone was filled with awe, formal religion, Malcolm McDow, Nashville, Quotes, rhythm of the Spirit, TN, wander-lust, who calls the shots | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Power of Spirit-Led Potluck!

The Power Of Potluck! I love a spiritual potluck Where everybody’s free to share something — A prayer, a Scripture, an insight, A short teaching, a prayer request — (Without any one person having to do it all) And it … Continue reading

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The Magnificence of Mutual Ministry

Mutual ministry is the shared, non-hierarchical, back and forth (one to another) ministry between the people in a church.  It’s a beautiful thing to behold, but it is very rare, almost unknown. However, mutual ministry is biblical.  The New Testament … Continue reading

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