Category Archives: Jesus

More than church (Jesus conducts His ekklesia)

–More Than Church– Ekklesia is A group encounter Where people allow The living Jesus To direct the meeting Like a symphony conductor. Ekklesia engages, encourages, empowers, and enthralls everyday Christ-followers. (Learn more about how the living, resurrected Jesus Christ wants … 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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Black Friday vs. Good Friday

To miss out on Black Friday is no big deal! –To miss out on Good Friday is to miss out on the greatest pardon in world history. (You won’t find the best deal on Black Friday. You find the best … Continue reading

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Caught in the crossfire of Christ’s love and forgiveness

A victim of the hatred and evil of Roman, state-sponsored terrorism, Jesus Christ was tortured, nailed to a cross, and hung up to die. Dangling between life and death, He spoke crosswords that released God’s love and fire: “Father, forgive … Continue reading

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Ekklesia eases the pain of being thrown under the church bus

A pretty red cup is no reason to throw Starbucks under the church bus! If you’ve ever Been thrown under The church bus, Ekklesia will Heal your hurts. Ekklesia puts People before programs, Love before liturgy, Relationships before religion, Christ … Continue reading

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Should We Choose A Church Like a U-Pick Farm? (Or Let Jesus Pick?)

Jesus wants to gather His body together, to assemble His ekklesia. Jesus said in Matthew 16:18: “I will build My church (ekklesia).” But will we let Him? It seems that we have made going to church like a U-pick (pick-your-own) … Continue reading

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Set a fire down in the church that we can’t contain, that we can’t control . . .”

Should a church meeting look like this? Or like this? The more wood you put on a fire, the brighter it burns. –The more people who are allowed to share burning words from their heart in a church meeting, the … Continue reading

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