Category Archives: playing church

Megachurch pastor’s message stops an inner-city ministry

A mighty megachurch pastorPreached a message proclaimingThat all his member’s tithesBelonged to his churchAnd that God didn’t want themTo be given anywhere else.One married couple was saddenedBecause they were givingOne week of their titheEvery monthTo a small local inner-city ministryThat … Continue reading

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One note don’t make a song . . .

You don’t have a song when only one note on a keyboard is repeated over and over and all the other notes are kept silent. You have no tune, no melody, no harmony — nothing but a monotone. –So how … Continue reading

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Christ-Controlled Church (How to move beyond human control of church meetings.)

A Sunday morning church service is a controlled environment. Often everything that happens there is planned out ahead of time and inked onto a handy program which is given to people as they enter.  People are expected to passively sit, … Continue reading

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