Tag Archives: The Joy Of Early Christianity

Looking & behaving like Christians (making faith real)

Church is too often like a car salesperson who lectures people about his vehicles, but doesn’t let anybody drive them. Many Christians have never been trained how to interact with the living Jesus thru out the week and don’t know … Continue reading

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Is church like a parked bus?

Too often, church is like a parked bus. You get on and take a seat. An hour later, you get off at the same place you got on. Rather than the celebration of the living Jesus, church has too often … Continue reading

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Awake to the “fake take” — we’ve all got truth and error

Ego often trips up love and shoves out kindness. It’s easy to allow the dictatorship of the mind and our pride, to bully us into suppressing the compassion of our heart. Self-forgetfulness opens the door to pure joy. Self-focus entangles … Continue reading

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Vibrant with the living Jesus

When Jesus introduced Himself to me, it wasn’t about theology. He made my blind eyes see. Church, without the actual presence of the risen Jesus, is like licking a picture of an ice cream cone. There’s no reason for awe … Continue reading

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Church is changing. What's it gonna be like?

Church may shut down, but not the risen Jesus. Daily obeying Him is the key to inner peace. If you have trouble being close to God when church services are closed, maybe you’ve been too dependent on a religious program. … Continue reading

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Return from institutional exile back to ekklesia

God is releasing a heart-longing for a return to ekklesia (early Christianity before it was organized into an institution). When ekklesia was replaced by institution, Christians began focusing on following procedures more than on obeying the risen Jesus. It costs … Continue reading

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Football players celebrate in their struggles, Christians can, too.

Early Christians, like football players, knew how to find joy in the middle of struggles and pain. They knew how to celebrate! Sometimes God just wants us to get our ego, our traditions, and our stuff out of His way … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Early Christianity

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Have explanations destroyed the fun & mystery of Western Christianity?

Life is full of wonders and mysteries that make us say “Wow!” If you’re not frequently saying a heart-felt “Wow!” you’re missing a lot! I do illusions, but don’t share their secrets. Explanations destroy their fun and mystery. That’s happened … Continue reading

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