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The Movement and the Religious

Last time we looked briefly at the events that took place at Pentecost, but of course, those events were not the end of the story; they were only the opening chapter. The Apostles saw amazing success when they first preached … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Spirit and Religion

Yesterday, I wrapped up my post with a question: What part of following Jesus Christ, or if you prefer, following the leading of the Holy Spirit, can be confined to a man-made religion? I mentioned that I’d be interested to … Continue reading

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“My” Relationship… “Our” Relationship

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:4-5 Each … Continue reading

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The Body of Christ and How we “Do Church”

Is church a list of programs, or a set of traditions, ceremonies and pageantry? Does it really matter what style of music you have, or whether or not the preacher (by whatever name) wears robes, a suit or jeans? Is … Continue reading

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Church as an Institution

Note:  As I promised yesterday, we begin our look at Christ and religion today with a short series of posts from several years ago as an introduction. This is the first in that short series…   Since I am in … Continue reading

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TLP Living: 11/9/19

Form or Substance? Once upon a time there was a small church in a small town. To be sure, that church hadn’t always been small, at one time it had been the second largest in the county, back when Taft … Continue reading

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The Letter to Laodicea

To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: Laodicea was a proud and wealthy city situated near a famous hot spring; it was known as a place of cures. It would appear that even the people in the church were … Continue reading

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