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Emmanuel’s Ekklesia (ἐκκλησία) Experience

Here’s a short poem about how to experience ancient Greek ἐκκλησία in the 21st Century: –Emmanuel’s Ekklesia Experience– Come together. Listen to the Spirit, God with us, Speak in your heart. Let those who hear Share what they heard. Behold the … Continue reading

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Ugh * Aha * I see * O me * Sorry * U-turn * . . .

I woke up this morning with this process parading pensively through my ponderings. * Ugh! . . . Disgusted with self & circumstances & hungry for help. * Aha! . . . A shinning moment when light comes in. * … Continue reading

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Determined disciples vs. submissive spectators

Perhaps church could focus on developing determined disciples rather than on sustaining submissive spectators. Determined disciples overcome their issues, hang-ups, and addictions and transform the world around them through their obedience to the power and presence of Christ actively flowing … Continue reading

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Listen to the light!

Hear the light, The sound of sight, The striking of a match In a dark room. “Aha!” Suddenly you’re aware Of things you were Completely unaware of Just moments before. Hear God’s Light The sound of insight. There are none … Continue reading

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Tear down your inner dam!

The human heart can connect to a river of God’s Spirit. But we human beings have been trained to dam up our heart and stop the Spirit’s flowing. We have turned Christ in us into a religious reservoir instead of a … Continue reading

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What in the world does God want?

How can we know what God wants? 1) By God’s Spirit showing us through the Bible; 2) By God’s Spirit speaking directly to our heart; 3) By humbling ourselves and laying down our traditions, desires, opinions, fears, patriotism, pride, intellectualism, … Continue reading

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How’s your Christ-connection?

How’s your Christ-connection? 1) Is Christ freely flowing from your heart like “rivers of living water”? 2) Is Christ continually showing in your lifestyle — in the things you say and do? 3) Are you growing closer and more obedient … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John 1:7, connecting with Christ, George Fox, God's fire, I will build my church, Matthew 16:18, New Testament, Quakers, Quotations, Send the fire, spiritual growth, spiritual healing, walk in the light | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment