Category Archives: Jesus Christ

Coloring beyond the church-in-a-program box

Color outside the “church program” lines. Think beyond the “church as usual” box. Let’s break out of the church-in-a-program box! “A need for precision and perfection has always been an enemy of art, which is about coloring outside the lines. … Continue reading

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What’s “good” about “Good Friday”?

What’s “good” about “Good Friday”? –Between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning, Jesus was dead for hours. Now He’s alive forever! –Christ died on “Good Friday” to make a way for us to move beyond our guilt and shame by being … Continue reading

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It doesn’t take an Einstein to experience ekklesia

You don’t have to be an Einstein to experience ekklesia. Ekklesia is: Two or more Christ-followers meeting under Christ’s control! –E = MC2– [E (ekklesia) = M (meeting under) C (Christ’s control) 2 (two or more Christ-followers)] We 21st Century … Continue reading

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Beyond predictable religion to unpredictable, untamed ekklesia (quotes)

Church is caught in continual predictability, perpetually presenting the same basic program week after week. That’s one reasons millions of people are leaving church and calling themselves “Dones.” However, the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia is never the same from … Continue reading

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“I’m a good person,” is a stealth oxymoron

Are you a “good person”? According to Jesus the phrase, “I’m a good person,” is a stealth oxymoron. Jesus said; “No one is good–except God alone.” (Mark 10:18) In fact, Jesus calls 3 groups of people “evil” or “wicked:” 1) His … Continue reading

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Hope for those burned out on politics

Administrations come with fanfare. Administrations go with disappointment. It’s an ongoing cycle that can leave us discouraged. Here’s hope for those burned out on politics . . . Jesus prayed and taught us to pray for An environment ruled by The … Continue reading

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The Christ Holiday!

Don’t keep Christ in Christmas! Let Him out! Celebrate, follow, and obey, The living Jesus everyday! May you enjoy this day, Named for Christ, And encounter Jesus’ love As you gather today With family and friends On this special “Holiday,” … Continue reading

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