Tag Archives: When you come together

What’s the purpose of a church meeting? According to the New Testament the goal of a church meeting is not to listen to a featured preacher, but to bring together a group of hungry seekers who support, challenge, and share God’s love with one another. (See I Corinthians 14:26)

Experience I Corinthians 14 26 in action (“26What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation.”) at The Salvation Army … Continue reading

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Are Sermons Effective?

Have you ever tested the effectiveness of sermons? I did. I was a brand new pastor in my first church — Mayfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mayfield, Kentucky. After finishing three years of seminary, I had been preaching for about … Continue reading

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GVAOS — God’s-Voice Activated Operating System (For Church Meetings)

Jesus commanded His disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations . . .”  So what can activate the nation-changing power of God?  Are there any discipled nations in the 21st Century?  How can a nation be discipled? Can the traditional … Continue reading

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Top Ten Most Disobeyed New Testament Scriptures

What are the top ten most disobeyed New Testament Scriptures?  Here is my list of nominations (from the New International Version {NIV}) for the ten most ignored Bible verses: 10)  “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will … Continue reading

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Ask Not How A Preacher Can Minister To You; Ask . . .

Ask not how a preacher can minister to you; ask how you can minister to others. Then you will begin to experience the “one anothers” of the New Testament and God’s love will no longer be a theory, but will … Continue reading

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