Category Archives: ecclesia

#Makechurchekklesiaagain

Theologian Emil Brunner taught that Christianity drifted away from ekklesia & into church. “A hashtag does not change anything. It’s a hashtag.” –Shonda Rhimes Here’s a fresh, new hashtag for those who want to go beyond church as usual:  #Makechurchekklesiaagain … Continue reading

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Would Jesus say: “Religion forgot Me for monotony.”

Christians often meet like robots–tightly programmed and controlled. Christians need to be allowed to freely express Christ, not just to contain Him locked down in their hearts. After all, it’s hard to be a passive lump on a church pew when … Continue reading

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Experience the body of Christ in supernatural action

Have you experienced the body of Christ in supernatural action? Watchman Nee wrote: “Only those who have received revelation from God will see the Body of Christ, and only they will enter the reality of the Body.” It’s sad that few … Continue reading

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Sports referees, overseers, elders & ekklesia

Ekklesia has overseerers (like sports referees); not an overlord. (“Guides by the side; not one sage on a big stage.”) Overseers are those who the body recognizes as mature Christ-followers. The Dones are beginning to clamor for a Jesus-led church. They … Continue reading

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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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An Ekklesia Acrostic (A-Cross-Tic)

An acrostic (a-cross-tic) for the ages . . . E — Experiencing the K — King of K — Kings L — Leading E — Everyone by His S — Spirit I — In an A — Assembly of Christ-followers. … Continue reading

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My Personal Search For Ekklesia (And I Still Long For More)

I have always had a longing for God. My parents who were non-religious and didn’t attend church told me that as soon as I learned to talk I began to talk to them about God and to ask them to … Continue reading

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