Category Archives: family gathering

Letting church come home

For those who like the idea of house church, but can’t find one and/or don’t know how to start one, there is great news. ONE is really a house church handbook. It’s full of practical and theological ideas about meeting … Continue reading

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Rearranging words for heart-sight

Even with a full mind; without heart-sight we are emotionally & spiritually blind. The soul-fire that gives me light is Jesus! Christ’s body isn’t a statue. It’s an assembly line of many parts working together. What’s heard in church is mostly forgotten. … Continue reading

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The Christmas Drug — The High Hopes Of Holiday Hype

Year after year humans have high hopes for the Christmas holidays, but their humongous hopes are often hijacked and held hostage by holiday hype.  The Christmas drug of hyped up holidays just doesn’t seem to be able to live up … Continue reading

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Radical (Back To The Roots) Church Is . . .

Church is a living message: *Christ alive from the dead; * actually present with us when we gather in His name; * personally directing the meeting and leading various people to share testimonies, gifts of the Spirit, Scriptures, prayers, etc. … Continue reading

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500 Years Ago Martin Luther Posted 95 Shocking Statements About Church — Here Are My 95 . . .

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed a piece of paper, listing 95 revolutionary statements, to the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany.  This act marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation of the church. Inspired by Martin Luther’s courageous act, … Continue reading

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Hey Church, We Are Family . . . (Do We Act Like It?)

Perhaps the church can learn from family . . . The Bible teaches that church is family — a body of believers bound together in spiritual kinship.  Church is hearts connected in love for Christ and for one another.   The … Continue reading

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