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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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Is it time for an octastich — a new beginning in how Christ-followers meet?

An Octastich Based On 1 Corinthians 14:26   When the body of Christ comes together Each person has a special part to play, As we allow the presence of the living, Resurrected Jesus to lead the way. Some people have … Continue reading

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Does God Want To Shoot Pool In Church?

When Christ-followers meet, does God want to cue you and others? Is shooting pool in slow-mo a metaphor for what God wants to do in church meetings? Perhaps so. We call this church: But what if this is more like … Continue reading

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Christ’s lights should have every bulb burning (not just one)

Too often church services are like a string of Christmas tree lights with only one bulb burning, which our 21st Century interactive, participatory culture often finds boring. (That may be why so many people are “Dones” — done with church.) … Continue reading

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5 Simple Ways To Release More Love In Church/Corps Meetings

“Love one another.” –Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have a supernatural outbreak of God’s love in our church meetings? Control contorts, constricts, and collapses love. Love must be free to spontaneously flow. –5 simple ways to increase love … Continue reading

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Everyday eloquence — the power of show and tell!

We learned it in kindergarten — everyday eloquence — how to show and tell. So why did we stop? Why did we formalize presentations?  Why did we turn spontaneous heart-felt sharing into standardized, stuffy sermons! The Bible teaches that church … Continue reading

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Determined disciples vs. submissive spectators

Perhaps church could focus on developing determined disciples rather than on sustaining submissive spectators. Determined disciples overcome their issues, hang-ups, and addictions and transform the world around them through their obedience to the power and presence of Christ actively flowing … Continue reading

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