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Spiritual body building or religious institutionalism?

Early Christianity was a joyous, loving, holy, and supernatural lifestyle, not a religious affiliation. Christians are called to be body builders — to build up the body of Christ by ministering to one another. (See Ephesians 4:16.) Institutionalism has splintered Christ’s body … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways I Have Grown In Christ

Top 10 ways I have grown as a Christian: 1) Salvation experience; 2) Baptism in the Holy Spirit; 3) Continually, listening to and obeying Jesus’ voice; 4) Daily Bible reading (and doing) with an open heart; 5) Regularly speaking in … Continue reading

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Twitter lets anybody tweet. Could church do that?

Somehow the New Testament concept of the priesthood of all believers was turned into a religious audience of passive receivers. However, when a preacher does all the church talking, he is eventually surrounded by people who have nothing to say. … Continue reading

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An audience hearing doctrine or army setting captives free?

It’s okay to sit in an audience and hear a talk about God. It’s better to have a direct audience with God. Sure, God can use a one-man sermon, but He would have more options if everybody present could share as … Continue reading

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It’s much easier to hear God than to obey Him!

When you can’t figure everything out, perhaps all you need to do is to notice and follow the inner guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can direct you in miraculous ways if you pay attention to and obey His gentle … Continue reading

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Religious demands or changed hearts?

Heaven’s open to all who follow Jesus. Perhaps the mic in church could be too. Christ did urge me to look beyond the clergy. (Acts 17:11) Pharisees make religious demands. The living Jesus changes human hearts! Religious rules and information without … Continue reading

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Fitness, training, exercise, & working out?

Sports training testifies to what dedicated workouts do. Perhaps Christians should meet for dedicated spiritual workouts. Love life; keep spiritually fit! Bodybuilding is good. Soul building is better! You need the reps! Don’t settle for just praying once in a while! Keep … Continue reading

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