Category Archives: Nashville

Lecture or loving interaction? (Sermon or heart-felt sharing?)

What works? Lecture or loving interaction? –1-man lecture doesn’t work as the foundation for support groups. Neither can effective family gatherings be built on the same man always doing all the talking. –So why do we tie church meetings so … Continue reading

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“Dones” or “Beyonds”?

Meet the Beyonds —The Dones are people who have given up on church and dropped out. –The Beyonds are people who realize that biblically church is supposed to be so much more than what we have made it. Beyonds want to move beyond … Continue reading

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Let Jesus be the church program . . .

A God-gathering (ekklesia) has a program, a plan, a presentation, and a purpose: The program . . . to let ordinary people follow and obey Jesus. The plan . . . to free up everybody present to be led by … Continue reading

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Ekklesia plugs into the Scriptures and the Spirit’s current.

Welcome to ekklesia where: * You “behold the Lamb of God” working in and through ordinary people, (John 1:29); * “Christ in you” (everyday people) is “the hope of glory,” (Colossians 1:27); * Jesus’ sheep hear His voice in and … Continue reading

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People who close their mind and heart to God like to boast that they are open minded.

Some people choose to close their mind and heart to God and then boast about how open-minded their closed minds are. We all close our mind to some things. What is your mind closed to? I choose to close my mind … Continue reading

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“Men learn what they teach,” — the key to spiritual leadership!

“Men learn what they teach.” –Seneca (1st Century Roman philosopher). –If you want to learn to be a strong, capable, faithful Christ-follower, you need to be in an environment where people are free to teach and interact with each other … Continue reading

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Which Jesus will help when hope is hiding?

When hope is hiding and hurt is having its way in your heart, hold on to Jesus and He will hold on to you! But which Jesus? * The historical Jesus (lived a long time ago) * The religious Jesus … Continue reading

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