Category Archives: worship

Bystanders vs. spiritual revolutionaries

Too many Christians have been trained to be bystanders and onlookers rather than spiritual revolutionaries. If you look at church as a training center, what is it training Christians to do? Sit and listen. Perhaps pastors need to be coaches … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways I Have Grown In Christ

Top 10 ways I have grown as a Christian: 1) Salvation experience; 2) Baptism in the Holy Spirit; 3) Continually, listening to and obeying Jesus’ voice; 4) Daily Bible reading (and doing) with an open heart; 5) Regularly speaking in … Continue reading

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Jesus is alive and colorful; not drab and dull!

We don’t need to pray that Jesus shows up when we meet. That’s been promised. We need to pray that leadership doesn’t quench Him. Revival happens when church leadership gets out of the way and lets the living Jesus occupy … Continue reading

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Can Christians ever get on the same page?

Here’s my review of ONE: Unfolding God’s Eternal Purpose From House To House by Henry Hon A fresh, encouraging view of the body of Christ on August 9, 2017 Format: Paperback If you want bold ideas based on solid, biblical theology, you … Continue reading

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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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The status quo is often a no-go to following Jesus

If we refuse to glorify anyone but Christ, the glory of God will fill a meeting. When no mere human is the “King” of a meeting, ekklesia can break through. A powerful way to minister to people is to let … Continue reading

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Ekklesia’s worth 1,000 words (#UnconferenceNashville quotes)

Church looks to one person for ministry; ekklesia looks to one another. Here are a few quotes from people who attended UnconferenceNashville @ The Salvation Army Berry Street June 23-25. “Who knew? I thought that I would learn about ekklesia. … Continue reading

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Holiness: restrained from bad or inspired to be good?

Holiness anyone? Although some Christian groups are built around the concept of “holiness,” I’ve had trouble understanding it. To me holiness has always seemed like legalistic adherence to outward appearances, and not really a matter of the heart. However, as … 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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Jesus Christ MC (emcee)

Let’s come together & let Christ, the Invisible Choreographer, take direct control. When Christians meet to all follow the Invisible Choreographer, miracles happen. The risen Jesus is the uncurriculum. He’s the Way–follow Him. A program, agenda, or curriculum should never … Continue reading

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