Monthly Archives: January 2016

“Jesus Christ Superstar Revival” pic shows powerful vision for church

This picture from the Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar by Tony-winning director Des McAnuff (which opened at the Neil Simon Theatre 0n March 22, 2012 and ran for 116 performances) vividly portrays the vision I have for church.  Jesus is … Continue reading

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Blessed are the “pour” in spirit . . .

Blessed are the “pour” in spirit, Who share from their heart For they will be healed. You can listen to lectures Full of points and principles Yet your pain will persist. But when you’re allowed To openly pour out your … Continue reading

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Quotes from “Quench Not The Spirit”

I love how God introduces me to books. This morning as I was wondering if I am writing too much about ekklesia (participatory Spirit-led worship meetings based on 1 Corinthians 14:26) I saw a huge stack of books someone had … Continue reading

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Your heart’s condition is more important than how you worship . . .

The most important thing in worship . . . –Writing about Christ-followers meeting according to 1 Corinthians 14:26 where ordinary people are free to share as they feel prompted by the Spirit, I can get overly enthusiastic and perhaps come … Continue reading

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Is a “spiritless boredom” the norm for church?

Here are some powerful quotes from The Coming World Revival by Robert E. Coleman: “God’s people everywhere increasingly yearn for something more in the life of the church. We go through the motions of religion, but there is no power. For many … Continue reading

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Christ-followers are called out to be Christ’s City Council

Jesus said (in the original Greek) “I will build My ekklesia.” Ekklesia was the city council in Greek city-states. (The Greek word literally means called out ones. The Greeks chose it as the name for their city council because citizens were called out to … Continue reading

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Grace replaces the old with the new

Grace makes new It it doesn’t Replace your place, It’s not grace. If it doesn’t Replace your pace, It’s not grace. If it doesn’t Replace your face, It’s not grace. A place beyond Distant from God To intimacy with God. … Continue reading

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