Monthly Archives: December 2015

How many fingers (members) should you (your church) use?

If a person only uses one finger and all the rest are kept frozen in place; the things that person can do will be very limited. That person will not live up to his/her possibilities. If a church service only uses … Continue reading

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“Built Jesus Tough” on the Rock that never rolls

Sometimes it’s not enough to be Built Ford Tough. We need to be Built Jesus Tough! Ekklesia: Jesus builds it rock-solid! It’s being built on the Rock that never rolls — set in stone — Built Jesus Tough! Religious foundations wobble. Pastors can … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit–teaching topic or Teacher?

Church makes the Holy Spirit a teaching topic (a preaching point). Ekklesia makes the Holy Spirit the Teacher who releases revelation and spiritual gifts through ordinary people in the meeting. Church has made the Holy Spirit a lesson to learn by … Continue reading

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Let’s go BC — beyond church

Johnny Hart, creator of the comic strip, BC, defined prayer as “allowing God to have His will in your life on His terms.” That’s also a great definition of going “BC–beyond church.” Church meetings are set up by the will and … Continue reading

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The Christ Holiday!

Don’t keep Christ in Christmas! Let Him out! Celebrate, follow, and obey, The living Jesus everyday! May you enjoy this day, Named for Christ, And encounter Jesus’ love As you gather today With family and friends On this special “Holiday,” … Continue reading

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New Book Full Of Salvation Army History & Quotes

Major Stephen Court says in the foreword: “What would happen if we burst out of the conventional church paradigm? What would happen if we decided to live our lives, fight our salvation warfare, serve our King of Kings, within a … Continue reading

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O Come Emmanuel To Ekklesia

O come, Emmanuel! If God is with us When we gather in His name, Why don’t we allow Him To lead us beyond church And quicken His people To minister to one another, Instead of relying on Our own control and … Continue reading

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