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An overlooked Christian challenge

One of Christianity’s greatest challenges is to let the resurrected Jesus’ literally demonstrate His supremacy when His body gathers! “He is the Head of the body, the church (in Greek “ekklesia”–the participatory town meeting in ancient Greek city-states) . . … 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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A prayer for Christians from Ukraine, Russia, & around the world

This is my prayer and hope for Christians from Ukraine, Russia, and around the world: May the body of Christ around the world begin to boldly and brightly be “the light of the world,” “a city set on a hill” … Continue reading

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Church or ekklesia–do words really matter?

The words we choose matter because they put pictures into people’s minds. Every time I hear and or read the word church, I see a business-like organization and/or a programmed religious meeting centered around a one-man sermon and/or a building … Continue reading

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Church is a building, Christian organization, or Sunday religious service. What is ekklesia?

To use the same term to describe a religious building or organization that we use to describe the body of Christ is very confusing. They are not the same things. The body of Christ is the people who have received … Continue reading

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4 practical suggestions to experience ekklesia

Every time you see the word church in the Bible, it’s a coverup/mistranslation of the Greek word ekklesia, which literally means called out ones. It was the proper name for the interactive, city council in ancient Greek city states, where … Continue reading

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Jesus in the midst of the lampstands: Menorah & Ekklesia

Did the risen Jesus compare gatherings of His followers to the Jewish Menorah? I believe He did so in the book of Revelation. The apostle (sent one) named John, who had been one of Jesus’ closets disciples, had a vision … Continue reading

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The body of Christ doesn’t fit well in church

Church too often divides, waters down, and tames the body of Christ. If Peter had been a typical pastor, he would have preached a sermon to the people in the boat instead of walking on the water with Jesus. The … Continue reading

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Following Jesus as His ekklesia

By doing what Jesus says, we learn what He means. Hearing sermons can never substitute for daily obedience. If we’re not actively teaching people about what we’re learning by following Jesus, we will stunt our spiritual growth. When we gather … 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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