Tag Archives: Beyond Church

Illusionary living or beyond church Christianity?

When we see small stuff as big stuff, we misrepresent reality by stuffing our mind with distorted proportions. Every lie is big stuff. It’s a loser’s lost cause because even if it appears to win, it loses truth and integrity. … 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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Which “town meeting” has the most influence over you?

Living in any city, culture, or country, surrounded by its social structures and values, only an ongoing inner renewing can prevent Christians from becoming subconsciously molded and conformed into its image. Those in Christ need to gather regularly apart from … Continue reading

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Does church ignore the connectivity of the Holy Spirit?

When Christ in you connects with Christ in me, an instant sense of kinship happens, even if we’re strangers. When we sense that connection, we tend to open our hearts to each other and begin to actively experience our unity … Continue reading

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Choose church or ekklesia (They’re not the same.)

When Christians lost the word ekklesia and replaced it with the word church, we lost much of what it means to be Christian. It’s vital that we rediscover that lost word: How can Christians be Jesus’ ekklesia if we don’t … Continue reading

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Sermon fatigue . . . can go on and on

A religiously informed mind without a transformed heart is counterfeit Christianity. Christians need more than a Sunday talk. We need to meet together, all listen to the risen Jesus, and then say and do what He tells us. Many Christians … Continue reading

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Things worse than skipping church

If you want to skip one of these two things, skip church before you skip daily Bible reading. Daily Bible reading is more important for a Christian than going to church. One of the things that the Bible says overcomes … Continue reading

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Whew! Spontaneous Christianity’s amazing, y’all!

My wife and I just had a married couple, who really love Jesus, over for dinner and we saw the Spirit lead. We ate, shared testimonies, laughed, prayed, danced, took communion, prayed more, laughed more, repeatedly saw the gifts of … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Jesus’ Town Hall Meeting (ekklesia)

Greek cities in the ancient world were governed by open Town Hall Meetings, where any citizen could speak, which they called “The Ekklesia.” When Jesus chose a name for a gathering of His people, He called it My Ekklesia (Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Is Jesus happy with church as usual?

Surrender controlAnd rollWith Jesus’ flow. If people gathered to honor you, but ignored your presence among them, you wouldn’t like it. Jesus probably doesn’t either. Without ongoing, personal interaction with the living Jesus, Christianity is just one more religion. When … Continue reading

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