Category Archives: Matthew 18:20

Fabulous faith will unravel your guilt quilt

If your faith isn’t fabulous, perhaps you’re stuck in a religious rut. Too often Christians in church look tranquilized rather than mobilized. Sometimes the mission of the church seems to be to satisfy and entertain Christians rather than to share Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Church = Audience? Or Team?

Is a church service with only one speaker like a band with only one instrument? (That’s an oxymoron, isn’t it?) Jesus said: “New wine must be poured into new wine skins.” If we want the new wine of the Holy Spirit, perhaps … Continue reading

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Palliteration–11 words in pursuit of Christ’s ekklesia

Palliteration — 11 words in pursuit of Christ’s ekklesia. (Alliteration is “the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.” Therefore pallaliteration is “the occurance of the p sound at the beginning … Continue reading

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The 21st Century’s Contemporary Christ

The contemporary Christ Living and speaking In human hearts, Personally directing and Prompting His people, Daily displays His wonders As we hear and obey Him. And when we gather, In His name and presence, And let Him lead us, The … Continue reading

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God-Gatherings

A God-gathering is a meeting where (2 or more) everyday people come together to each one listen to God and then speak what God tells him, resulting in a divinely orchestrated time in God’s presence. God-gatherings are open and unprogrammed. … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Important And Urgent Buildup

How does Christ buildup His church? Jesus builds His church (on the rock of personal revelation) with living stones; by being actively present when people gather in His name. He personally assembles them into a loving, heart-felt community of living … Continue reading

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A Writer Describes Hart Street Worship @ Nashville’s Trevecca Nazarene University

Hart Street Worship is a weekly campus meeting at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville that is based on open sharing and testimonies, much like a support group.  Last semester a writer named Jakob Esaw visited us one Thursday night and wrote … Continue reading

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Church — Educational or Mystical?

Historically church has been seen as educational –communicating concepts about God (especially since the Protestant Reformation). –Biblically church is seen as a mystical portal — presenting the actual presence of the living Christ. (“Where two or three gather in my … Continue reading

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Room In The Inn in the 21st Century Church?

Is there room in the inn in the 21st Century church? –Is there freedom for unprogrammed movement of the Holy Spirit? –Are everyday people allowed to share from their heart when prompted by the living, resurrected Jesus Christ? The New … Continue reading

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Conformed to the culture or transformed by Christ?

In our falsifying world there are many popular ideas that are deceptive, destructive, or depressive. Be careful what you take in! “Someone once said that if you don’t control your perception, you’ll live the rest of your life at the … Continue reading

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