Category Archives: lifestyle Christianity

The central weakness of organized Christianity

E. Stanley Jones who was an American Methodist missionary to India wrote: “This is the central weakness of organized Christianity—it preaches salvation through Christ, but not salvation in Christ.” He also wrote that it is an amazing discovery that people … Continue reading

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Being real matters! (Being fake {like a tin man} won’t make it.)

People weren’t madeTo be like a tin guy.You know why?We have hearts to feelAnd tears to cry.Be real! When we’re hollow like a tin man, we feel empty. Be real! Jesus denounced role players and called them hypocrites. His Beatitudes … Continue reading

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Make room for Jesus to

Make room for Jesus.Unblock His wayThen go and doWhatever He may say. When there’sNo room in the inn-Er partOf your heartFor the risen JesusTo reign as King and Lord,Any Christianity expressedIs only nominal. Sermons without discipleship produce a sentimental Christianity … Continue reading

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Explan-actions to make faith explicit

Let me explain a new word I coined–explan-actions. It means “to show and demonstrate your faith with your actions, not just to proclaim them with your words–to go beyond making plans and having good intentions and to begin to implement … Continue reading

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Reality Christianity gives TV (True Vision)

It’s time for reality Christianity where ordinary people follow and obey the living Jesus with honesty, humility, and holiness. Reality Christianity is the risen Jesus living inside and through ordinary people who follow and obey His inner promptings. Reality Christianity … Continue reading

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Do more than “only imagine” Jesus–experience Him daily!

Christ-followers can do much more than “only imagine” Jesus’ presence. We can experience His presence throughout the day! Christians like to quote half a verse: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man … Continue reading

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Dormant Christians don’t do much for God.

Pastor-dependency makes Christians drift into dormancy as they decide to “let the pastor do it.” It’s dangerous to delegate your spirituality to a pastor, because Jesus wants a direct relationship with you. Let Christ take the lead in your relationship with … Continue reading

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Uncurriculum & God’s fire!

Heart-felt, unscrpited, Spirit-inspired testimonies are tremendously powerful. Encountering Christ together is more powerful than the best religious program. If Christ is in you let Him rise up & take over. You can’t casually look at the sun or the Son. Their light is … Continue reading

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Reflections on Jesus

“Jesus rose,” is much more reasonable than “nothing produced everything.” A virgin birth is much more reasonable than time & chance creating the Universe. Jesus walking on water is much more reasonable than life creating itself. The living Jesus can personally … Continue reading

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Is there any “room in the inn” for the Headship of Jesus, when we gather in His name?

Is there any room in the inn for the Headship of Jesus, when we gather in His name? When Christ-followers meet without an agenda, the risen Jesus takes the lead. Christ’s birth isn’t about the past. It’s about “Emmanuel”–God with … Continue reading

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