Tag Archives: Body of Christ

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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“Bride(zilla)”–A Radical Diagnosis Without Bold Answers

The Bride(zilla) of Christ — what a bold and radical assessment of church by authors Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin. Here are some of their observations about church as it is usually done in the Western world: “One of my most … 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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Mr. Potato Head all ears? Or the Body of Christ?

Are you familiar with Mr. Potato Head — a Playskool/Hasbro toy that originally came out in the 1950s? Mr. Potato Head was so popular that he was included as a character in the Toy Story movies. He has also been … Continue reading

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A sermon poem won’t make you know Him

A sermon meandering through your ears Won’t drive out your fears Or take away your tears. Jesus builds His body of believers, Not on outward words being heard, But on inward revelation; His presence and power Flashing “aha moments” within … Continue reading

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Singin’ A New Song In Music City

A song is a sequence of many notes — not one solitary note playing over and over again. –In the New Testament, the body of Christ is not one person speaking over and over again; but many members ministering to … Continue reading

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