Category Archives: Nashville

If the mayor should run his city council, shouldn’t Jesus run His church (ekklesia)?

–If someone ignored the mayor and began to run and control a city council meeting as if the mayor wasn’t even there, how would the mayor feel? –When someone ignores the living, risen Jesus and begins to run and control … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t church do what the Bible says?

–My “Asking Why?” Question– The Bible plainly says it . . . So why won’t we dare to do it? “When you come together, Each of you has a hymn, Or a word of instruction, A revelation . . .” … Continue reading

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Cold pans can’t cook (Cooking quotes)

Cold pans can’t cook, can they? –Too often church services are like a cooking demonstration on an unplugged electric stove. There’s one person talking without any power. –Perhaps church services could cook up revival and spiritual awakening, by allowing ordinary … Continue reading

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Faces shining with Christ

Is Church Missing Angelic Faces? The backs of people’s heads are really boring, But faces lit up by God are spiritually soaring. So why does church sit people facing forward in perfect rows And weekly have the same man show … Continue reading

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Christ Release Centers release the living Jesus through testimonies

A Christ Release Center (CRC) lets the living Jesus flow through many people, not just one person! It brings Christ out of concealment and into God’s community by allowing ordinary people to testify — to show and tell what God has … Continue reading

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An ekklesia epidemic makes a wonderful life!

God is releasing an ekklesia epidemic! –Christianity began with heart-felt community — an interpersonal spiritual awakening that was based on the Spirit freely flowing without being hindered by human agendas or by religious structures, patterns or traditions. Spiritual awakening requires … Continue reading

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Can one man fully present the risen Christ?

Church is a one-man performance. Ekklesia is a Spirit-assembled mosaic. The living, resurrected Jesus lives in people who surrender their lives to daily follow and obey Him. The Bible teaches that “In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member … Continue reading

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