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Church — Platform Presentation Or Presence & Power Of Christ?

Is church about a platform presentation? Or about the actual Presence and power of the living, resurrected Jesus? Jesus told His followers to come unto Him — into His very Presence. We should be careful so we don’t stop short … Continue reading

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To say; “It doesn’t matter how church is done,” is like saying; “It doesn’t matter how brain surgery is done.”

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Is New Testament Ministry Based On Teamwork?

Why are the members of the body of Christ (the church) given various spiritual gifts if only one member is expected to do all the ministry when the church meets? (“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is … Continue reading

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Jesus CEO — Analogy or Actuality?

I recently heard someone in a meeting refer to “the heads of ministries and churches.” Unfortunately, this is not just words. Many people actually believe that a pastor is the head of a church, sort of like a CEO. However, … Continue reading

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Put Prayer Back In Schools? (How About Back In Church Services?)

For decades believers have debated and argued about prayer in schools.  We have been offended by public prayer being removed from public schools. We, people of faith, don’t like limits on prayer in schools. But what about our self-imposed limits … Continue reading

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Facilitating Group Surrender 2 The Risen Christ

Should church present programs about the religious Christ? Or surrender to the real presence of the risen Christ? What would happen if church leaders shifted from being public speakers under the spotlight, to being spiritual facilitators creating an environment where … Continue reading

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Tethered or Untethered?

Tethered or untethered? Should church be allowed to soar with the Spirit or be consistently contained and controlled by confining cables? I’ve been up in a tethered hot air balloon.  We went straight up to the end of the tether (about 50 … Continue reading

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