Category Archives: ekklesia

Group dynamics & community meetings

Group dynamics is the process of people in a group interacting with one another. When one person controls a meeting it completely shuts down group dynamics. Let’s go beyond merely instructing spectators to facilitating good group dynamics. Group dynamics are … Continue reading

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Pics beyond the church norm

Searching for living water? Check out Beyond Church. It’s beautiful to go beyond church as usual and let the risen Jesus be the One in charge of the meeting!

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What’s stable in this crazy world?

What’s stable in a crazy world? The living Jesus. A red-hot book blazes in my heart & sets my soul on fire! What is it? The Bible testimony about the living Jesus. Be cautious that you don’t stray away from … Continue reading

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Truth & error & discernment; say what?

Strive to know and live truth; and to avoid error. Clear discernment of truth is a gift of God that needs to be continually sought. Truth and error matter; and Christ-followers need to know the difference. Even if error is … Continue reading

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A fruit of the Spirit smoothie

Sensing Jesus’ presence is much more powerful than just listening to someone talk about Jesus being present. Virtual reality can be fun; but Jesus reality is healing & life transforming. “Self-focus” never satisfies, but “Christ-focus” is continual joy! Set pride aside & … Continue reading

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The Equalizer–How Christians meet

When Christ-followers meet as active participants, they’re involved and empowered. The gathered body of Christ, like an orchestra, needs to let all who are present, play their part. Letting people experience Christ together is often more effective than a sermon. How Christ-followers … Continue reading

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Jesus, be our CEO!

Let’s huddle up around Jesus & then let everybody do what He tells them to! Christians need to obey the risen Christ. A divided house can’t stand. Saying, “Jesus is Lord (Absolute Master),” we must let Him be Lord of His … Continue reading

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