Category Archives: Matthew 16

Make church ekklesia again! (1 Corinthians 14:26)

  Make Church Ekklesia Again! (1 Corinthians 14:26) Ekklesia, It will free ya, Let you speak out, Overcome doubt, Drive away fear, Bring Christ so near, Make Christ so dear! It’s time to make church ekklesia again. (Ekklesia, the lost word … Continue reading

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Ekklesia will train & release William Booth’s reckless spiritual warriors

Did William Booth foresee a time of ekklesia in the future of The Salvation Army? I believe that he did and that the time is now! I just read William Booth’s 1904 dream about the “Companions of the Cross of … Continue reading

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16 16s for 2016 (keys to a great year)

#2016 — Even when you don’t feel like you are trending, you can still have a great year! A sixteen quotation — Be enthusiastic about the new year! “If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, … Continue reading

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SMS; smart man speaking? Or PGP; personal God prompting?

Since the Protestant Reformation, church has been built on a lecture format — one smart man speaking (SMS) to silently siting spectators. However, Jesus taught that His ekklesia (the word was mistranslated into English as church) would be built on … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Ekklesia Song

Ekklesia — When we see a Gathering be a Body led by Christ; The living Jesus Christ. Ekklesia — A galleria Of God’s gifts flowing Through ordinary People like you and me. Christ will lead ya. He will build His … Continue reading

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Listen to the light!

Hear the light, The sound of sight, The striking of a match In a dark room. “Aha!” Suddenly you’re aware Of things you were Completely unaware of Just moments before. Hear God’s Light The sound of insight. There are none … Continue reading

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The Church’s Rock Anthem!

The Church’s Rock Anthem — The Rock Of Personal Revelation! –The Bible says: “Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed … Continue reading

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Life’s Most Important Bucket List

Bucket List?  Here is the No-Beatin’-Around-The-Bush-Bucket-List: 1)  Before you kick the bucket, get right with God! God is an inner guide nudging, prompting, and urging humans toward a peaceful, joyous, loving, and morally excellent life. Yet we are often so obsessed … Continue reading

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Democracy, Ekklesia, & Church (It’s Greek to most of us.)

An ekklesia was the governing body of an ancient Greek city-state and the world’s first expression of democracy.   It was made up of all of the adult, male citizens in a particular city-state and met 40 times per year to … Continue reading

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The Movement

When people in America talk about “The Movement,” they usually mean the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.  This movement changed America for the better by breaking the terrible hold that 200+ years of blatant, legalized racism … Continue reading

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