Monthly Archives: April 2016

Are Christians playing with a full deck — ekklesia?

Is the traditional concept of church short of God’s full deck — the Greek New testament idea of ekklesia? Is ekklesia God’s trump card that empowers Christ-followers to dynamically connect with the living, resurrected Jesus and with one another? A … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Church, Bible quotes, Bible verses, called out ones, decrees, demonstrations of the Spirit, Dones, ekklesia, Greek, Greek city state, Greek New Testament, Heaven, house church, nones, on earth as it is in heaven, organic chruch, simple church, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are sermons working or just keeping up appearances?

Are sermons working or just keeping up appearances? Will a talk about religion give you the personal power to walk out your faith in daily life? * When church people recommend sleazy entertainment on social media; sermons aren’t working; * … Continue reading

Posted in church decline, church meetings, church refugees, church services, church speakers, church teachers, homiletics, homily, house church, lecture, lecture in church, message, message in church, organic chruch, religious talks, sermon series, simple church, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

7 6-word sentences 4 engracing your life

Grace is more than just a free gift. It’s freedom! Here are seven six-word sentences to help ingratiate your life: one — Grace is the place things change. two — Grace is the power to replace. three — Grace will erase sin’s … Continue reading

Posted in cheap grace, Christian history, church history, extreme grace, for by grace your are saved, full of grace and truth, gives grace to the humble, God's Riches At Christ's Expense, grace card, grace definition, grace greater than all my sin, grace preachers, growing in grace, hypergrace, If grace is an ocean, living in grace, salvation, saved by grace, saving grace, Uncategorized, understanding grace, what is grace | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Laodicea or ekklesia?

Do 21st Century Christians have amnesia? Have we forgotten that Jesus calls Christ-followers to be His ekklesia, not the church of Laodicea? Christ wants us to look to Him alone as our panacea! The church has amnesia and has forgotten … Continue reading

Posted in 7 churches, be hot or cold, Book of Revelation, facebook, laodicean, lukewarm, Middle Tennessee, organic church, revelation, Revelation 3:16, Salvation Army, simple church, social media, spew you out of my mouth, spiritual formation, spirituality, techlesia, Tennessee, texting, texting in church, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get trained to serve and make a difference in Nashville

Would you like to make a real difference in Nashville? Would you like to get hands-on training and interactive experience using your gifts to serve and make a real difference? The Salvation Army has an opportunity for you in East … Continue reading

Posted in changing society, disciple making, Doing the most good, Dones, hanging out, leadership training, life skills, Making a difference, making disciples, Millennials, organic chruch, reaching Millennials, Salvation Army Corps, spiritual growth, spiritual training, spiritual transformation, transformation, transformation movements, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How many sermons does it take to make a person pure?

Christ-followers are called to be pure and holy! That’s not easy to do when seductive media is so readily accessible and overflowing with negativity, disrespect, vulgarity, adultery, nudity, profanity, and worse. Have all the sermons that we have heard (and … Continue reading

Posted in church, church fathers, church government, city council meeting, early church, ekklesia, evangelism, God's government, government, on earth as it is in heaven, Origen, religion, spiritual formation, spiritual transformation, testimonies, Thom Schultz, transformation, Uncategorized, Walk by the Spirit | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hope that will heal your hurting heart . . .

Hope healed my hurting heart My heart was filled With stinging things Thorns and thistles, Entangling vines, Biting bugs, snakes and rats, Gnawing on my soul With torment and trauma And inner drama Day and night. And then one day … Continue reading

Posted in broken heart, deliverance, deliverance ministry, demons, depression, discouragement, drive out demons, freedom in Christ, God's love, healing, heart care, inner healing, inner peace, inner rivers, inward change, overcoming depression, perfect love casts out fear, radical love, rivers of living water, spiritual awakening, spiritual growth, spiritual transformation, the way the truth the life, transformation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment