Category Archives: community

The status quo is often a no-go to following Jesus

If we refuse to glorify anyone but Christ, the glory of God will fill a meeting. When no mere human is the “King” of a meeting, ekklesia can break through. A powerful way to minister to people is to let … Continue reading

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Content that can make a heart content

Human hearts are very relatable & connect in community when they are drawn out of hiding by authentic content. To be content is to step beyond torment, anxiety, & turmoil & let peace settle in. Quantity & contentment are unrelated. … Continue reading

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Making lovely places in your life

I can’t make human society a lovely place; but with Jesus’ help I can make my own mind and heart lovely places. Let Jesus’ presence & power open like a flower in your life. A flower flows with inner life. … Continue reading

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Teamwork With Jesus

“On this rock (of supernatural revelation), I will build My team.” –Jesus “Go and make disciples (build Jesus Teams) of all nations.” –Jesus There are no bench warmers on the Jesus Team. Team Jesus meets in a new, old fashioned … Continue reading

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There’s no room for bullying in democracy (or church)

Want to go beyond the bullying and 1-man control that can be common in church? There’s no room for bullying in democracy or in church! –Modern democracy depends on decisions developed by deliberation, diplomacy, and consensus; not on the dictatorship … Continue reading

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Defeated Christians are not part of God’s plan

Defeated Christians, overcome by the world and caught up in ungodly cravings and complusions, are not part of God’s plan. We can only be defeated when we walk away from God’s will. However, in the 21 Century, many of us … Continue reading

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Community, Spiritual Combat, & Brain Chemistry

Two things that can change your cranium (brain) chemistry:  1) Experiencing church as caring community (like a support group); and 2) Consistent combat against your spiritual enemies. When the church gathers, the Holy Spirit wants to freely circulate among us like … Continue reading

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