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Fresh definitions of some Bible terms about leadership (APEST)

The most moving Christians I’ve met (through their writings) have sought God for themselves as mystics, misfits, reformers, and monks. They have helped inspire me to seek God about the meaning of some Bible terms. Elders are mature Christ-followers, examples … Continue reading

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Thoughts beyond the “laity” lie

It’s hard to understand other people’s perspective when we have callouses on our heart. Open, caring interaction and sharing in a gathering of Christ-followers is spiritually revolutionary, but formal religion avoids it. Laity is a lie. There is no laity. … Continue reading

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What if church set people free go and serve God?

Is Jesus the controlling Head (Lord) of your church or has He been put into honored retirement? Too, often church is like a football team that always keeps their quarterback on the sidelines. Bring Jesus off the bench! It’s one … Continue reading

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Twitter lets anybody tweet. Could church do that?

Somehow the New Testament concept of the priesthood of all believers was turned into a religious audience of passive receivers. However, when a preacher does all the church talking, he is eventually surrounded by people who have nothing to say. … Continue reading

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What church can learn from card playing.

Church sometimes seems like staring an hour at one card, while leaving the rest of the deck in the box. However, when a preacher holds all the cards on Sunday morning, it tends to shut down the rest of the … Continue reading

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When Christians meet heart to heart, it’s ONEderful!

Here are some quotes from the book, ONE: Unfolding God’s Eternal Purpose From House To House that illustrate that when Christ-followers meet from house to house, it’s ONEderful! Google “Amazon’s One Unfolding Purpose.” “According to New Testament revelation, every believer should be … Continue reading

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Who are the best ministers?

ARE ORDINARY PEOPLE THE BEST MINISTERS? I turned on the TV today and there was Johnny Cash Staring in an old episode of “Little House on the Prairie,” Playing an ordinary man pretending to be a preacher. His down to … Continue reading

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