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“Paul Apostle Of Christ” shows prechurch Christianity in action

Before there was church hierarchy and official offices, Christianity was more family than institution! Before there was established liturgy and religious programming, faith in Christ flowed spontaneously from the heart. That was prechurch Christianity! The movie, “Paul Apostle Of Christ,” … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Prechurch Christianity

Prechurch Christianity! There’s never been anything like it unleashed on earth! It came before organized Christianity and prechurch Christianity “turned the world upside down!” (See Acts 17:6) It can still “turn the world upside down.” Let’s re-experience it. Prechurch Christianity … 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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Why doesn’t church let people take turns on Sunday morning?

Answers: All we have known is the clergy/laity system. We don’t like the idea of any other way of doing church. So we ignore the biblical doctrine of the priesthood of all believers. Martin Luther set up the focus on one man … Continue reading

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Pledging Allegiance To The Living, Resurrected Jesus Christ

The early Christ-followers continually got in trouble with government and with religion because they proclaimed “Jesus is Lord” (the absolute Master and Ruler high above all nations, governments, and religions). Their declaration of dependence on and surrender to the supreme authority … Continue reading

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8 past keys to Christianity’s powerful future!

Although Christianity appears to be in rapid decline in the Western world, it is about to break out with fresh power that will radically transform those who experience it. How? The biblical example of ekklesia was established by Jesus Christ when He … Continue reading

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Icons transport me beyond church

Icons in my favorite church building transport me beyond church. It’s an Orthodox church near Franklin, Tennessee. Icons are images dedicated, set apart, and anointed to reflect the glory of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. Icons, unlike ordinary religious art, … Continue reading

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