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Let Jesus be the church program . . .

A God-gathering (ekklesia) has a program, a plan, a presentation, and a purpose: The program . . . to let ordinary people follow and obey Jesus. The plan . . . to free up everybody present to be led by … Continue reading

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Ekklesia plugs into the Scriptures and the Spirit’s current.

Welcome to ekklesia where: * You “behold the Lamb of God” working in and through ordinary people, (John 1:29); * “Christ in you” (everyday people) is “the hope of glory,” (Colossians 1:27); * Jesus’ sheep hear His voice in and … Continue reading

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Veggie Cans, Church, & Christ In You

These cans of veggies illustrate two ways to do church: 2 ways 2 do church: 1) Line everybody up in nice rows like shelved stacks of canned vegetables and let one person give a talk from the platform.  This traditional … Continue reading

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My Personal Search For Ekklesia (And I Still Long For More)

I have always had a longing for God. My parents who were non-religious and didn’t attend church told me that as soon as I learned to talk I began to talk to them about God and to ask them to … Continue reading

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Religious Form or Forum For Fiery Faith? (The “Blood & Fire” Flag)

Religious form or fiery faith? Let fiery faith leap in the hearts of God’s people and arise in churches around the world! –We need to be exposed to living, active faith (to real-life testimonials of faith), not just to a timed, … Continue reading

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What Can Ignite Human Hearts?

Christ-followers are like A bed of red-hot coals. Separate the coals And their fire gradually goes out. Pull them close together And they burst into flame. Isolation, independence, and formality, Make Christians cold. Sharing honesty, humility, and intimacy, In Spirit-led … Continue reading

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Xchurch is Xtreme 4 God!

Great things don’t come from comfort zones: Try Xtreme church! –Xtreme church differs from traditional church by allowing a greater number of uncontrolled variables and trusting them to the Spirit’s active leadership. Uncontrolled variables in extreme church include: who speaks, … Continue reading

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