Tag Archive: transformation

Nov 21

Are Christians better than other people?

Are Christians better people because they are Christian? When we become Christians do we become better than other people? It’s certainly the accusation most non-Christians level at the church community. We are perceived as arrogant, holier-than-thou people who shake their finger at the world with a condescending tone rather than washing feet and offering grace. …

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Aug 02

Making Disciples: Time to Grow Up!

God wants you to grow up. “God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love – like Christ in everything.” Eph. 4:15a (Msg) “We are not meant to remain as children…” Eph 4:14a (Ph) Your heavenly Father’s goal is for you is to mature and develop the characteristics …

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Jun 21

The Power of Change Part 6

THE POWER OF C-H-A-N-G-E Part 1 – Connect I’ve always heard that religion is about reformation. But Christianity is about transformation. Those two things are not the same. The former is about what a person can do to make self-improvements – Ladder People. The latter is about a person totally yielding to the Person of …

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Feb 04

Change Come to Everyone!

Enjoy this honest approach to change in the church Related posts: The Power of Change Part 6 The Power of CHANGE Part 1 The Power of CHANGE Part 2 Be a Contributor not a Consumer

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Aug 19

Becoming a Missional Congregation

By George Bullard What does it take to become a missional congregation? Not to co-opt the name and claim that is who you are, but to truly become a missional congregation. As a popular name or designation in many places, missional as a concept is being watered down. First, let’s start with a definition. Another …

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Aug 22

Enjoy the Silence – Day 9

Lectio Divina Isaiah 43:15-21  I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator, your King.”  This is what the LORD says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: …

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May 09

Fragrance of Grace

Grace is not a philosophical construct that you can mentally get you head around [ you can’t] and say you understand it [you won’t]. Grace is beyond our understand and is totally illogical that’s what makes it so wonderful. God bypasses the “what ifs” and the “yea but…” and “but how…” and appeals to the …

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Apr 08

15 Signs that your church lacks Vision

#15 – No one is ever challenged to radically rearrange their lives to be a part of what God is doing. #14 – God hasn’t asked you to give something up. #13 – Everyone in your church is perfect. (If you are truly reaching lost people then you will discover that ministry is messy.) #12 …

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