Category Archives: Spirit-led church

Benched Christians

The purpose of teaching people about Jesus is so they can follow Him, not so they can be dependent on constant teaching. Church likes to bench Christians, however, Jesus wants to activate them, empower them, and fire the up! When benched … Continue reading

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Emil Brunner Quotes about ekklesia

Ever since I encountered the risen Jesus in a Spirit-led meeting on a college campus, I’ve wanted to go beyond the formal way of doing church and meet the way Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 14:26. In 2008, The Salvation … Continue reading

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Y’all-worship (1 Corinthians 14:26)

  An Observation About 1 Corinthians 14:26: Beyond the status quo We could all listen to Jesus And then go with His flow! Church consists of people passively listening to one man on a platform. 1 Corinthians 14:26 is people … Continue reading

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We can’t follow Jesus, if we won’t let Him lead us!

  “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” –Romans 8:14 Learn to follow Jesus in the book “Beyond Church.”

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Christ-led support groups, an inner prompting & the Anabaptists

Unfortunately, many Christ-followers have never experienced Christ-led support groups like the ones Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians 14. These groups are so powerful that Paul says: “If everyone is prophesying, when an unbeliever or an uneducated person comes in … Continue reading

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Christ-seminar or Christ-encounter?

Let’s trade Sunday morning Christ-seminars for Christ-encounters. Why should we meet for a weekly Christ-seminar when we can meet to encounter Christ through one another? This is described in 1 Corinthians 14:26. When a person in a pulpit replaces the … Continue reading

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Quotes from “Quench Not The Spirit”

I love how God introduces me to books. This morning as I was wondering if I am writing too much about ekklesia (participatory Spirit-led worship meetings based on 1 Corinthians 14:26) I saw a huge stack of books someone had … Continue reading

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Church is not a place to hide your light

How did church become a place to hide the light that shines in your heart? Why do we bring our light to church and then keep it hidden “under a bowl” in our heart? “He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Do … Continue reading

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What do they do @ The Salvation Army Berry Street?

What We Do At The Salvation Army Berry Street We gather together To let the Spirit inspire And set our hearts on fire With love for God And one another As we listen to The living Jesus speak within us, … Continue reading

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Getting in tune with the Spirit is like learning to balloon

Getting in Tune With the Spirit is Like Learning to Balloon A group can’t learn ballooning By listening to a lecture on hot air. They need to be untethered And go careening in the clouds, Controlled by the currents of … Continue reading

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