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Church criticism without church hurt

Some people assume that when I criticize church, I speak from church hurt but that’s not true. My views on church came from daily experiencing the reality, presence, and glory of the living Jesus, years before I ever experienced “church … Continue reading

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“Lazyanity”–the passive & comfortable Christianity

“Lazyanity” falsely believes that Christians stay afloat in life’s raging waves of temptation and corruption without treading water. Jesus is everywhere but instead of seeking and embracing demonstrations of His presence “lazyanity” settles into ceremony and routine. True grace makes … Continue reading

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Not a perfect church but a perfect Shepherd

I follow an unseen leader, the perfect Shepherd. Although He’s invisible, He guides me from within. Grazing on the unseen glory of God flowing from within me I begin to gaze on His beauty and to taste and see that … Continue reading

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The New Testament agape gathering called ekklesia

O that Christ’s peopleWould regularlyCome togetherIn agape gatheringsAnd let God’s loveFreely flow fromTheir innermost beingTo pour out on JesusAnd on each anotherUntil the whole worldSays in astonishment,“Look how they loveOne another!”(That’s ekklesia!) On Monday morningSunday’s goneAnd church has fadedFrom the … Continue reading

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Christians at church? Passive hound dogs or obedient sheepdogs?

Should a Christians be like a hound dog asleep on a porch or like a sheepdog obeying his master? I believe that attunement to Jesus’ voice or the lack thereof (whether we’re like a lazy hound dog or an obedient … 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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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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A German missionary’s book about “people Christianity”

Powerful words about the body of Christ from a German missionary: “People-church (ekklesia) is the will of God and a vital necessity.” That’s a thought from a German missionary, Christian Keysser, who served in New Guinea from 1899 to 1921. … Continue reading

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My heart continually cries out for REVIVAL!!!

The way of spiritual awakening is much simpler that we imagine. When Christ-followers humbly gather to expect and experience direct revelation and individual response — to receive the inner prompting of the Holy Spirit and to outwardly proclaim and do … Continue reading

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The Reformation was incomplete. Transformation needed!

Reformation changes “form” (behavior, structure, appearance, and/or organization). Transformation goes beyond “form” to presence (“with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord”). It changes the heart–the inner essence. 500 years ago, the Reformation made some changes in the “form” … Continue reading

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