Category Archives: worship

Experience an actual demonstration of ekklesia (Zoom or in person)

An invitation to experience an ekklesia (1 Corinthians 14:26) meeting with me: You and one or more people who are hungry for more of Jesus are invited to meet with me and one or more spiritually hungry people on Zoom … Continue reading

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God is non-fiction — worship Him & see

Worship isn’tThe posture we takeOr the noise we makeIt’s when we forsakeOur focus on selfAnd allow God to rakeOur heart with His presenceAnd make us wide awakeTo His reality. AnyplaceYou open your heartIn honest and humbleAdoration of GodBecomes a placeOf … Continue reading

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Christians meeting with heart-felt awareness of Jesus

Acute awareness of the risen Jesus requires much more than hearing a talk about Him. It requires direct, personal, ongoing, and interactive encounter with Him. It requires a knowing beyond head knowledge that ignites the heart with awe-filled aha and … Continue reading

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Can a worship gathering be “a stench to God?”

I read this last night: “I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to Me.” (Amos 5:21.) It made me realize that God doesn’t like every Christian gathering. I felt prompted to post it, and to … Continue reading

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God’s heart-to-heart “house” of “living stones”

I saw the house of the Lord being built today at a Christian conference where the Holy Spirit was allowed to take over the meeting so powerfully that the closing keynote speaker didn’t want to speak so that the Holy … Continue reading

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Worship God and be the master of your desires, not their slave.

Humans tend to be led by desires (I want this,) opinions (I think this,) and emotions (I feel this,) instead of by God’s Spirit. Let God make you the master of your desires, not their slave. To believe is to … Continue reading

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Bystanders vs. spiritual revolutionaries

Too many Christians have been trained to be bystanders and onlookers rather than spiritual revolutionaries. If you look at church as a training center, what is it training Christians to do? Sit and listen. Perhaps pastors need to be coaches … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways I Have Grown In Christ

Top 10 ways I have grown as a Christian: 1) Salvation experience; 2) Baptism in the Holy Spirit; 3) Continually, listening to and obeying Jesus’ voice; 4) Daily Bible reading (and doing) with an open heart; 5) Regularly speaking in … 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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Can Christians ever get on the same page?

Here’s my review of ONE: Unfolding God’s Eternal Purpose From House To House by Henry Hon A fresh, encouraging view of the body of Christ on August 9, 2017 Format: Paperback If you want bold ideas based on solid, biblical theology, you … Continue reading

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