Category Archives: church poems

Religious self-protection is a rejection of true freedom in Christ.

E. Stanley Jones said: “Jesus was crucified because He wouldn’t conform to a system.” (Jones was an American Methodist missionary to India in the mid-twentieth century.) True freedom in Christ is much more than a system, form, or formula. A … Continue reading

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The Ekklesia poem

Take a peek At the Bible word From the Greek Translated as church In English Bibles And let it critique The way we do church. The word’s unique. “Ekklesia” was the name Of the participatory And interactive Town hall meeting … Continue reading

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The more I lower myself the more God’s power flows

The more I discernThe glory of the LordThe less my self-concernAnd the more I learnTo trust Him. The more I denyMyselfTo followJesusThe more ILearn to relyOn Him daily. The moreI lowerMyself,The moreGod’s powerCan flow. The more I hungerTo know God … Continue reading

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Christianity as Spirit-led teamwork, not self-focus

Unquench the Holy Spirit and moving beyond selfie-anity . . . My passion is to seeMembers of the Jesus teamFrequently gatheringTo function all togetherIn one placeAccording to 1 Corinthians 14:26As the Holy SpiritInwardly prompts and directsEach person presentTo proclaim or … Continue reading

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Hope for disillusioned church goers . . .

To disillusioned church goers Longing for a home and Feeling like the road is closed, Trapped in a religious system Of controlling words about God, The good news cries out: “Jesus is alive and Wants to be your guide; Step … Continue reading

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What do they do @ The Salvation Army Berry Street?

What We Do At The Salvation Army Berry Street We gather together To let the Spirit inspire And set our hearts on fire With love for God And one another As we listen to The living Jesus speak within us, … Continue reading

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Is it time for an octastich — a new beginning in how Christ-followers meet?

An Octastich Based On 1 Corinthians 14:26   When the body of Christ comes together Each person has a special part to play, As we allow the presence of the living, Resurrected Jesus to lead the way. Some people have … Continue reading

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Jesus building His ekklesia (a beyond church poem)

I woke up this morning with this poem going through my mind. (Did I write it or did the living, resurrected Jesus give it to me?) The living Jesus is speaking to all His followers. Perhaps we should allow everyday … Continue reading

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