4 thoughts on “Catalyst

  • May 21, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Ran across this today. “History will also afford frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion….and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern.” Ben Franklin

    What? Calling for a public religion by Ben Franklin?

  • May 25, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    True Christians need to be walking their Faith, bearing fruit. Only then can we represent Christ. The challenge today is false christians who besmirch the name of Jesus.

    We, as Followers of The Way, need to separate ourselves from the heretics who claim to do work in the name of Christ. This means going deeper in our faith and living our beliefs.

    We need to have solid doctrine and cutout the man-made practices that have been disguised as the Word of God. Biblical Christianity is different from what is taught in most churches.

    We should BE the church, and not just attend. The Bride of Christ is active, aware, and alive – we can’t stay huddled in buildings praying for the Spirit to move. The Spirit IS moving and we need to catch up!!!

    Christ is ALIVE, His Bride should be the SAME.



  • May 29, 2009 at 12:30 am

    So I was thinking that one of the biggest issues of the Church today is pride. There is a lot of boasting of size (big or small,) technology, preaching styles, doctrines, wealth (or lack,) building (or lack,) music (or lack,) eldership vs. pastoral, women in ministry, which translation of the Bible is used, and so on! It’s absolutely crazy! That’s why there are hundreds of factional groups, denominations, regional affiliations, stand alone churches, etc. The KJV only group hates the NASB people who hate the MSG people! That’s not what Christ intended!!! Man, we’ve made a mess of Christ’s Bride. Her dress is torn, she’s bruised and bleeding, and she has no one to blame but herself.

    Praise Jesus for restoration!

  • May 29, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Just thought I would share this –

    What is Joy and where do I find it?

    The answer I find is this: Joy comes from the knowledge of a Sovereign God who loves me deeply and without condition or hesitation. For me, Joy springs from faith born not just on internal feelings or external events, but on the trials and fire of falling from grace and then being restored to glory. For me, Joy is a well-spring of hope and love that I can freely access at anytime, from the darkest sadness and deepest despair to the brightest moment and highest peak. Joy is peace and security, knowing that I can rest in Jesus Christ and not have to perform or put on the airs of religion to please an unknowing or uncaring god. Joy is waking up in the morning with praise on my lips for the Creator and His creation. Joy is the dim light in my heart after a bad day. Joy is the comfort of a worn soul after enduring tribulation and oppression.

    Joy is the freedom found in Jesus.

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