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Humpty Dumpty Christianity?

Like Humpty Dumpty, the body of Christ has broken into many pieces. Nowadays, there are tens of thousands of Christian denominations and ministries around the world. But is this how God wants it to be? Jesus prayed, in John 17, … Continue reading

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Would Jesus say: “Religion forgot Me for monotony.”

Christians often meet like robots–tightly programmed and controlled. Christians need to be allowed to freely express Christ, not just to contain Him locked down in their hearts. After all, it’s hard to be a passive lump on a church pew when … Continue reading

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Jesus said “Follow Me,” not “Follow a 501c3!”

Christian disciples turn the world upside down; but religious adherents are often swept along with the world’s viewpoints. Jesus said: “Follow Me!” Not: “Follow a 501c3.” The risen Jesus lives inside of all His followers, so He doesn’t need a hierarchy … Continue reading

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Religion — a track for God to run on?

Church sometimes seems like going to a restaurant to hear a talk about food and then thinking we’ve been fed. Too many Christians have been taught that their primary role in the body of Christ is to sit and listen to … Continue reading

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Exchanging the love of power for the power of love!

Religion is based on programmed meetings about God. Christianity is based on authentic experiences with the risen Jesus. The kingdom of God is about letting the living God be the leader, instead of human leadership. God’s order isn’t about human … Continue reading

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Where to find heart connections

Heart connections change lives. Are they encouraged anywhere besides funeral homes & support groups? Yes, in ekklesia! Ekklesia isn’t another word for church. It’s a very different way for Christians to meet together. Some people want to argue about the … Continue reading

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Christ’s presence outshines religion

Some people think that God only works through religion. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus is the Way, however, sometimes religion can block His way.   Religious programming can unintentionally crowd the presence of Christ out of church. In church … Continue reading

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