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Much instruction & little implementation call for a “Jesus surge”

Much instruction and little implementation make Christianity a dull endeavor. Tell me and I forget, even if you preach to me weekly. Help me implement biblical revelation and I’ll be a daring doer of the word. Lectures about electricity won’t … Continue reading

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Some thoughts to remedy awe deficiency

Today’s culture suffers from a lack of awe — an awe deficiency. Perhaps we all need to take some time to let the now, wow us with its unnoticed wonder. Analysis minimizes awe. Wonder wallows in it! Without awe life … Continue reading

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Society is training people to follow their own desires. Church should train them to follow the living Jesus instead.

Christ calls people to follow Him. Nowadays they’re following their feelings, desires, and compulsions. Christ calls people to repent of their sins. Nowadays people are repenting of their gender. Christ doesn’t offer His approval of our will. He offers us … Continue reading

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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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