Category Archives: organic church

Safe Church — Unlocking God’s Glory!

In the New Testament church was awesomely filled with the Presence of God.  How can the 21st Century church recover the lost combination for God’s glory in our meetings? While thinking about this, a scene suddenly came to my mind.  I … Continue reading

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When church is honest & raw, there will be awe!

When church is honest & raw, there will be awe!  It will be stunning. When the first Christians gathered, the Bible says: “Everyone was filled with awe” –Acts 2:43. Awe is a stirring and powerful sense of amazement, astonishment, bewilderment, … Continue reading

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Democracy, Ekklesia, & Church (It’s Greek to most of us.)

An ekklesia was the governing body of an ancient Greek city-state and the world’s first expression of democracy.   It was made up of all of the adult, male citizens in a particular city-state and met 40 times per year to … Continue reading

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When The Game Stands Tall, Yall!

When The Game Stands Tall moved me.  It is about the team with the longest winning streak in sports history, De La Salle High School in Concord, California — 151 games. When The Game Stands Tall shows how a coach built a football … Continue reading

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Themes For Special Sundays

Some Creative Church-Themes For Special Sundays * Sermon Quiz Sunday (a quiz on the past 5 sermons). * Scripture Sunday (everybody shares a favorite Bible verse). * Physical Healing Sunday (people pray over each other to be healed). * Confession … Continue reading

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The audience of One — (Who should be on the church platform?)

The audience of One!  Most churches have a platform or stage that lifts one person (or a few people) above the rest of the people and creates the atmosphere of an audience watching a performance.   However, the New Testament … Continue reading

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Unorthodox & Innovative Ideas For Christ-Followers!

Innovative & unorthodox ideas for 21st Century Christ-followers: 1) Get on the streets and regularly prayer walk with the Blood & Fire Battle Flag. 2) Regularly post bold declarations about the living, resurrected Jesus Christ on Facebook and other social … Continue reading

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