Category Archives: simple church

A refuge for church fugitives

Give me your tired church refugees, done with church as usual, and yearning to breathe free. (A paraphrase of Emma Lazarus’ words on the Statue of Liberty.) Refugees from church: we’ll take you in & let you speak out as led by … Continue reading

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How church can grow into the mature body of Christ.

We live in a time when millions of Christ-followers are leaving church because they long to see the risen Jesus directing His body and because they are weary of complying with religious systems. Some are meeting in small groups. Others … Continue reading

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Jesus, be our CEO!

Let’s huddle up around Jesus & then let everybody do what He tells them to! Christians need to obey the risen Christ. A divided house can’t stand. Saying, “Jesus is Lord (Absolute Master),” we must let Him be Lord of His … Continue reading

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Hope for disillusioned church goers . . .

To disillusioned church goers Longing for a home and Feeling like the road is closed, Trapped in a religious system Of controlling words about God, The good news cries out: “Jesus is alive and Wants to be your guide; Step … Continue reading

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Beyond church to Team Jesus!

For Team Jesus, everyday is gameday! Are you a player on Team Jesus or a spectator on the sideline? Let’s meet to all collaborate with Christ, not to be a passive audience.  There is no “me,” “my,” and “I” in Team … Continue reading

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Is there any “room in the inn” for the Headship of Jesus, when we gather in His name?

Is there any room in the inn for the Headship of Jesus, when we gather in His name? When Christ-followers meet without an agenda, the risen Jesus takes the lead. Christ’s birth isn’t about the past. It’s about “Emmanuel”–God with … Continue reading

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Rearranging words for heart-sight

Even with a full mind; without heart-sight we are emotionally & spiritually blind. The soul-fire that gives me light is Jesus! Christ’s body isn’t a statue. It’s an assembly line of many parts working together. What’s heard in church is mostly forgotten. … Continue reading

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