Category Archives: Holy Spirit

Holiness: restrained from bad or inspired to be good?

Holiness anyone? Although some Christian groups are built around the concept of “holiness,” I’ve had trouble understanding it. To me holiness has always seemed like legalistic adherence to outward appearances, and not really a matter of the heart. However, as … Continue reading

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“For fire we plead!” -William Booth

Reading Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia can help you discover God’s fire!

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Faith-based facilitation–sharing karios moments in ekklesia.

Preaching proclaims. Faith-based facilitation demonstrates! Since March of 2008, my wife and I have been sharing karios moments in ekklesia with beautiful people at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville, Tennessee. The experience has been so amazing that I wrote … Continue reading

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Insider ideas for innerpreneurs

Christ-followers need to be innerpreneurs & find fresh ways to shine God’s light. He who thinks he is an expert at Christianity, misunderstands what it is. Beginner Christ-followers just love on Jesus, experts get caught up in religion. When an expert runs a … Continue reading

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R U N Jesus’s living water?

A description of whitewater can’t match experiencing it. If you are a Christ-follower, Christ is in you. Is His living water running in your heart? R U N (Are you in) Jesus’ living water? Christianity is a victorious lifestyle, not a … Continue reading

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Is there any “room in the inn” for the Headship of Jesus, when we gather in His name?

Is there any room in the inn for the Headship of Jesus, when we gather in His name? When Christ-followers meet without an agenda, the risen Jesus takes the lead. Christ’s birth isn’t about the past. It’s about “Emmanuel”–God with … Continue reading

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Self-fulfillment is a fantasy (a recipe for misery)

Self-fulfillment is a fantasy. Our self-desires are never fully fulfilled. Self always seeks something more. Even when self gets what it wants and the “rights” that it demands, it immediately cries out for more. Self is continually discontented and constantly … Continue reading

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