Category Archives: Christ followers

Beyond Leadership To Overseership

The New Testament concept of overseership moves beyond human leadership:  Leadership says: “I need your attention!”  Overseership says: “Behold the Lamb of God!” Leadership is a human being organizing and/or directing other human beings. Overseership is a human being lovingly … Continue reading

Posted in basketball, basketball officials, bishops, Christ followers, Christianity, church format, church leader, church leadership, church meetings, church organizational chart, church overseers, church program, church programs, church roles, church structure, Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit flow, leading others, New Testament, organic church, overseers, oversight, prompting of the Spirit, Quench not the Spirit, quench the Spirit | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Christmas Clause

The Christmas Clause: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son . . .“ Christmas is not just a holiday. It’s a continuous flow of inner peace. Carry Christmas in your heart! Christmas is not an … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Christ followers, Christ in you, Christ in you the hope of glory, Christmas Clause, church, church furniture, Creator, earth, For God so loved the world, holiday, Holiday season, holidays, inner flow, inner peace, organic church, Planet Earth, that He gave His only son, the year of our Lord | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Lights

No man puts up dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of Christmas lights and then only lets one light shine.  He turns on all the lights and if any light or lights don’t shine, he replaces the bulbs. Perhaps God wants … Continue reading

Posted in Christ followers, Christmas tree lights, church, church services, light, light bulbs, Nashville, Nashville church, open church, open sharing, organic church, participation in church, participatory church, Salvation Army, Salvation Army church, simple church, Sunday, Sunday morning, support group, you are the light of the world | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

E pluribus unum church . . .

E pluribus unum is much more than just a Latin motto of the USA meaning “from many one.“ E pluribus unum is what happens when Christ-followers gather according to 1 Corinthians 14:26 and many ordinary people share testimonies, Scriptures, needs, … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, America, American, Christ followers, church, church meetings, church services, from many one, gifts of the Spirit, gives grace to the humble, hearing God, hearing Jesus, hearing the Holy Spirit, Nashville, Nashville charity, Salvation Army, Salvation Army church, The Voice, unity, USA, voice of God | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Perhaps Church Needs A New Focal Point

Maybe the focal point of church should be the living, resurrected Jesus Christ — not a human personality exalted above everybody else and controlling everything from the front. God is looking for a generation that will hear and obey the … Continue reading

Posted in Christ, Christ followers, Christian community, Christianity, church history, definition, doctrine, everyday minister, history, how to do church, ministers, ministry, renewal, routine, routine religion, ways of doing church | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

“The Right Side Of History”?

Christ-followers should strive to be on the right side of His story, rather than on “the right side of history,” following and obeying the living, resurrected Jesus Christ rather than popular opinion.

Posted in change, changing society, choice, Christ followers, consensus, contemporary society, ethics, His story, history, Jesus, Jesus Christ, moral judgment, moral principles, moral restraints, morality, public opinion polls, radical Christianity, right and wrong, right conduct, right from wrong, right living, righteousness, societal, society | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Biblical Christianity / Following Christ

Following the living, resurrected Jesus Christ (biblical Christianity / Jesus’ command to: “Follow Me.”) is about: Self-surrender, not self-assertion; Self-control, not self-fulfillment; Self-denial, not self-righteousness; Self-restraint, not self-indulgence; Self-discipline, not self-destruction; Self-sacrifice, not self-importance; Self-effacement, not self-promotion; Self-regulation, not self-interest; … Continue reading

Posted in biblical Christianity, Christ followers, cross, deny yourself, Follow Me., Jesus, Jesus Christ, quotation, quote, Quotes, Real Christianity, self-asscertion, self-assertion, self-control, self-denial, self-destruction, self-discipline, self-effacement, self-esteem, self-focus, self-fulfillment, self-help, self-image, self-importance, self-indulgence, self-interest, self-justification, self-mastery, self-promotion, self-regulation, self-respect, self-restraint, self-righteousness, self-sacrifice, self-surrender, selfish desires, spiritual disciplines, spiritual formation, spiritual growth, spiritual training, spiritual transformation, spiritual walk, take up your cross | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

A Jigsaw Puzzle Has No Featured Piece!

If the same piece of a jigsaw puzzle is held up week after week, no one will get the picture. However, if all the pieces work together, as directed by a wise hand, an awesome picture comes into view!  “If … Continue reading

Posted in #1, 1 Corinthians:14, Christ followers, Christian, Christianity, church format, Commissioner, gifts of the Spirit, jigsaw puzzle, Music City, Nashville, Nashville church, organic church, Phil Needham, priest, priesthood of the believer, quotation, quote, Quotes, religion, retired Salvation Army officer, Salvation Army church, Salvation Army Commissioner, Salvation Army Corps, Salvationists, spiritual gifts, The Salvation Army | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Did Sermon-Free Church Begin At Pentecost?

Sermon-Free Church — Did It Begin At Pentecost?  Thoughts for Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013 On Pentecost Sunday (May 19) the church in the Western world celebrates the beginning of sermon-free church. The events are recorded in Acts, chapter 2 … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, 2013, Acts, Apostle Peter, bishops, Christ followers, church, church history, church leader, church leadership, church meetings, coming of the Holy Spirit, gifts of the Spirit, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Jerusalem, New Testament, non-church, non-church movement, non-liturgical, non-traditional church, one anothers, open church, open mike, openairs, organic church, origin of the church, overseers, participatory church, Peter, Peter preaching on Pentecost, praise, praising God, pray for one another, prayer, praying, preaching, preaching the Word, Roman, Roman Empire, sermon, sermon-free, sermons, Spirit-led, Spirit-prompted, spiritual church, the Western church, This was that., Western world | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Day After Easter

The living, resurrected Jesus Christ, Doesn’t just go away The day after Easter; He’s here to stay Every moment Of every day. So don’t be blind And close your mind, Pretending that He’s gone And that you’re alone, With a … Continue reading

Posted in Christ, Christ followers, Christ in you, Christ in you the hope of glory, Christ-centered, Christian, Easter, God calling, hearing God, hearing Jesus, presence of Christ, presence of God, Resurrection Day, resurrection of Jesus, Spirit-filled, spiritual, spiritual adventure, spiritual experience, spiritual fire, spiritual formation, spiritual life, spirituality | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment