Category Archives: Head of the church

Jesus can still speak. Will 21st century Christians listen?

Hearing Jesus speak to you isn’t about how-to. It’s about want-to. Do you want to hear Him? Many people would prefer to hear a preacher speak than to hear God speak. Why? What you hear from a preacher can easily be … Continue reading

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Exchanging the love of power for the power of love!

Religion is based on programmed meetings about God. Christianity is based on authentic experiences with the risen Jesus. The kingdom of God is about letting the living God be the leader, instead of human leadership. God’s order isn’t about human … Continue reading

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Did Jesus establish a democratic *Theocracy?

I believe that what we call church was originally intended to be a democratic *Theocracy — an organic body of Jesus’ disciples, ruled and led directly by the living, resurrected Jesus. Jesus established it by saying, “On this rock (of … 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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How to deal with controlling, self-promoting Christian leaders

There have always been controlling and self-promoting Christian leaders, who want to be top dog, even in the first century. But how are Christ followers supposed to deal with them? John (the disciple Jesus loved) gives us an example in … Continue reading

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Christ-followers are called out to be Christ’s City Council

Jesus said (in the original Greek) “I will build My ekklesia.” Ekklesia was the city council in Greek city-states. (The Greek word literally means called out ones. The Greeks chose it as the name for their city council because citizens were called out to … Continue reading

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Christ-Controlled Church (How to move beyond human control of church meetings.)

A Sunday morning church service is a controlled environment. Often everything that happens there is planned out ahead of time and inked onto a handy program which is given to people as they enter.  People are expected to passively sit, … Continue reading

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The Christovision App Amplifies Christ!

When a Christian meeting exalts, features, and/or promotes anybody but the living, resurrected Jesus Christ, we put the spotlight on the wrong person! Perhaps we should use the Christovision App! –The Christovision App– You can see the living Jesus Animating … Continue reading

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Is a 2017 Church Reformation Coming?

The Protestant Reformation began on Oct. 31, 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of  All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. A 500th anniversary is coming up in 2017. So here’s a challenge.  Complete this sentence: If … Continue reading

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If Easter is true, then . . .

If Easter is more than fashion, rabbits, and eggs then perhaps we should . . . If Easter is true–give control to Christ! –Is Christ alive in the 21st Century? If not, then do your thing. If yes, then step … Continue reading

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