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Christ-follower = minister = priest (priesthood of the believer quotes)

“Let everyone, therefore, who knows himself to be a Christian be assured of this, that we are all equally priests.” –Martin Luther “We must reveal God’s name to each other and proclaim the name of God to our brothers–not in … Continue reading

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Painting, proclaiming, spiritual gifts, testimonies, and revival!

When the members of the body of Christ are allowed to openly use their gifts, they inspire me. Here’s an example: –Fred Major lets us hang his original painting at The Salvation Army Berry Street. I look at it frequently and … Continue reading

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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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