Category Archives: support groups

Have we systematized Christ’s symphony?

Jesus wants to conduct His symphony through an orchestra of ordinary people that the Bible calls, the body of Christ. Church gives the risen Jesus more opportunities to be the Conductor when everybody present is free to speak as prompted … Continue reading

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95 Theses 4 Reformation #3 (& other thoughts)

95 Theses 4 Reformation #3: Let people interrupt as led by the Spirit, according to 1 Corinthians 14:30-31. Here are a few more thoughts to inspire reformation: Open sharing in church can help reach people who want interactive community, mutual … Continue reading

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ABCs of Beyond Church

Assembly of God Body of Christ Christ’s city council Dependence on Jesus Ekklesia Family of God God-gatherings Hooked on Christ In Jesus’ name Jesus is the Head Kingdom of God Life together Meeting with Jesus New creatures in Christ Orchestrated … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer in bite size bits

“Our Father,” Jesus invites us to be sons & daughters of God. “In Heaven,” a holy & pure dimension of existence beyond the physical realm. “Hallowed be Your Name,” may His name release holy astonishment in all who hear it. … Continue reading

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Beyond “services” to meetings . . .

It’s time to let God go & let Him take control both of your life & of His gathered people. Churches have services; but ekklesia & AA & NA & Al-Anon have meetings. Practicing the presence of God by yourself … Continue reading

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Making lovely places in your life

I can’t make human society a lovely place; but with Jesus’ help I can make my own mind and heart lovely places. Let Jesus’ presence & power open like a flower in your life. A flower flows with inner life. … Continue reading

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Bottom line & personal (the real deal)

The real “bottom line” is your spiritual condition, not your financial condition. You’re true “net worth” is what you possess after everything material is gone. Pursuing Jesus is a game changer. Life’s never the same when you put Him first. … Continue reading

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