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I can’t find “leadership” in the Bible . . .

Why isn’t the word “leadership” in the Bible? There is so much Christian teaching about “leadership.” However, I can’t even find the terms “leadership” or “leader” in the New Testament. –Instead of “leadership,” there are 4 references to being “led … Continue reading

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Say what? A PC monopoly or BC Spirit-prompting?

Why not step out of political correctness* and into Beyond Church*? * PC is “saying what society says to say.” * BC is “saying what the Holy Spirit says to say.” Our 21st Century concept of PC was actually predicted … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit–teaching topic or Teacher?

Church makes the Holy Spirit a teaching topic (a preaching point). Ekklesia makes the Holy Spirit the Teacher who releases revelation and spiritual gifts through ordinary people in the meeting. Church has made the Holy Spirit a lesson to learn by … Continue reading

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What Shall We Suppress (Sbennumi)?

Shall we surrender to every single whim, desire, craving, and compulsion? Or should we sbennumi (a Greek word that looks like this in the original language: ζβέννυμι and means suppress or stifle) some of them? If we need to sbennumi, what shall we … Continue reading

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Where’s The Power (Dunamis) In Contemporary Christianity?

Presence anyone? God’s Presence and power flow in inner spiritual rivers. –Where is the power in 21st Century Christianity to set captives free from cravings and compulsions; hurts and fears; unbelief and anger? The Bible teaches that we should turn … Continue reading

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Could Church Can Can?

Could church can can? Here are some definitions of can — 1) to preserve in a metal container; 2) to prepare or script in advance in standardized form (a canned speech); 3) to fire an employee (The boss canned me); 4) to be able to … Continue reading

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Revival Needs New Wineskins!

Is it time for new wineskins? “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be … Continue reading

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