Ceremonies or testimonies? What if church moved beyond scripted ceremonies about the historic Jesus and began to include spontaneous testimonies about the living Jesus?
Perhaps a fresh anointing is somehow tied to the freedom of God’s people to flow spontaneously in the Spirit as they share and testify in participatory church meetings.
“Anyone who has studied the book of Acts is probably aware that the modern church bears little resemblance to the First Century church. The church was once a rather informal gathering of believers who viewed one another as a family.” — Mitch Cervinka
“In the early church there was no professional ministry. It arose in the second century with the monarchial bishop. In the New Testament church there was no such thing because every believer was in the ministry.” –William J. McRae