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Be God’s preacher, no matter what you do for a living.

Be God’s preacher, no matter what you do for a living. Limiting the voice of Christianity to ordained preachers and what they say in a church has crippled the spontaneity of the faith. Worship is simple. Anytime, any place, you … Continue reading

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Religious thought or supernatural relevation?

Church focuses too much on religious explanations and not enough on ongoing interaction with the risen Jesus. Theology is religious thought. Revelation is direct perception of God. If we neglect to observe what the Lord is doing in our heart, … Continue reading

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Christian lectures? Or a demonstration of Christ?

To focus on a man’s talk rather than on Christ’s presence is to settle for a 2nd-hand account instead of a 1st-hand experience. Instead of listening to lectures about Jesus, perhaps Christians could passionately demonstrate our love for and obedience … Continue reading

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No more boring church misrepresenting Heaven!

If a church service is boring, it’s not like Heaven. Heaven is the most Spirit-led place in the universe, so why doesn’t church train us to follow the Spirit to get us ready? Be led by the Spirit: Deliberately delegate the daily … Continue reading

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Worship flows (both a noun & a verb)

Many people never test drive their faith. They just accept what the religious salesman tells them. However, Spirit-led curiosity is more powerful than programmed religiosity. Surrounded by a natural world saturated with God’s glory, we too often sit in our personal … Continue reading

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Unconventional thoughts about Palm Sunday, Holy Week, & Easter

Jesus didn’t sit in an office and study all week so He could preach a good sermon. He got out among people and served them. Bob Goff, author of the books, Love Does and Everybody Always, puts it this way: … Continue reading

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Most Christians have been trained to listen to a preacher, but not trained to listen to the risen Jesus.

When I was growing up in church, I was trained to listen to a preacher, but not trained to listen to the risen Jesus. (If church doesn’t train Christians to listen to and obey the Jesus, who will?) The reality … Continue reading

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