Category Archives: listening to God

Need a life reboot?

When you’re continually bombarded by destructive words and images, refuse to be swept up in their raging current! Toxic people use toxic words. Hopeful people use hopeful words. When there is a system error in your heart, don’t shift into denial … Continue reading

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Beyond sermon-hearing to Spirit-hearing

Christ experienced is much more powerful than Christ explained. The “let the preacher do it” mentality has crippled contemporary Christianity. However, Jesus never said: “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the preacher says.” (He said, “Let them hear what the … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Berry Street, Beyond Church, Bible, compassion, General John Gowans, General John Larsson, Greek word, Holy Spirit, listening, listening skills, listening to God, organic church, organic church in institutional church, Salvation Army Corps, The Salvation Army, Uncategorized, War Cry | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post and share these posters about sharing!

I keep asking God to give me fresh, new ways to share the concept of open sharing as led by the Spirit based on 1 Corinthians 14:26 — the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia. I made two posters today. … Continue reading

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Christ called audibles are transformational

An audible is when a quarterback in football calls out a change in the programmed play right before the ball is snapped. Perhaps churches should let the living, resurrected Jesus be our quarterback and call out audibles during worship meetings. … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Thessalonians 5:19, art of listening, audible, calling audibles, changing plays, church programming, decline of the church, ekklesia, Elizabeth George, house church, inner listening, John 2:5, Kristian Goldmund Aumann, line of scrimmage, listening, listening prayer, listening skills, listening to God, listening to the Spirit, organic church, Quaker worship, Quotations, silence, simple church, spiritual listening, Uncategorized, Whatever He says to you do it | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Row v. Flow (Religion or Holy Spirit)

Row v. Flow Should we dutifully row to a droning drumbeat in the galley ship of religion? Or freely flow in rushing rivers of living water released by the Holy Spirit? Put Jesus in the driver’s seat. Learn to go … Continue reading

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Emmanuel’s Ekklesia (ἐκκλησία) Experience

Here’s a short poem about how to experience ancient Greek ἐκκλησία in the 21st Century: –Emmanuel’s Ekklesia Experience– Come together. Listen to the Spirit, God with us, Speak in your heart. Let those who hear Share what they heard. Behold the … Continue reading

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