Category Archives: ekklesia

The body of Christ & accountability

I’ve been blessed with amazing experiences. Every day I encounter something amazing. Christianity should be a contemporary Jesus movement, not a religious monument where people are lectured about what Jesus did in the past. Christians are supposed to be experiencing … 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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Body-life: seeing the body of Christ in action (on a sheep farm)

Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a gathered people requires a group openness to the Holy Spirit. We need to surrender our plans, programs, agendas, and control and instead trust the living Jesus to actively lead us and direct us like … Continue reading

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“One anothering” in The Salvation Army

There are 50+ “one another” verses in the Bible. When Christians seek to obey them, hearts begin to connect and community occurs. We can’t “bear with each other” and follow the other “one another” commands if we refuse to band … Continue reading

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Experience solar power; be electrified by the Son

I live on solar power. I’m continually electrified by the Son! Fall in love with Jesus and you’ll be drawn into a new orbit that’s out of this world! To orbit the risen Son, continually surrender to His gravitational pull. Don’t let … Continue reading

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How to hold a “house church” meeting in your home

I first wrote this blog for the ONE Body Life Blog at this link. If you have ever wanted to attend a house fellowship, but couldn’t find one, why not start one yourself? It’s easy. Any believer can do it … Continue reading

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Unconventional thoughts about Palm Sunday, Holy Week, & Easter

Jesus didn’t sit in an office and study all week so He could preach a good sermon. He got out among people and served them. Bob Goff, author of the books, Love Does and Everybody Always, puts it this way: … Continue reading

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Jesus is alive and colorful; not drab and dull!

We don’t need to pray that Jesus shows up when we meet. That’s been promised. We need to pray that leadership doesn’t quench Him. Revival happens when church leadership gets out of the way and lets the living Jesus occupy … Continue reading

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Before science split the atom, rebellion split the Adam.

Before science split the atom, rebellion against God split the Adam (and his descendants). Let Christ heal the split in your soul! To overcome the universal addiction to sin and self-destruction (as a result of that split) we need to daily … 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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