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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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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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The invisible Jesus is the essential part of Christianity

WiFi is invisible but that doesn’t prevent me from connecting with it. Same with the invisible Jesus. You can’t see the invisible Jesus but you can feel His presence when you let Him live and work in your heart. People … Continue reading

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Where do you go to Jesus’ Town Hall Meeting (JTHM)?

The living Jesus wants to lead Town Hall Meetings for the kingdom of God. Will we let Him? Jesus’ Town Hall Meeting (JTHM–“Ekklesia” in Greek) is an assembly of believers, called together to hear and be led by the Spirit. … Continue reading

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Manipulation is a sign of counterfeit Christianity

Manipulation is a sign of counterfeit Christianity. Coercive Christianity is aversive to voluntary surrender to the living Jesus Christ. The freedom to think creatively can never be taken away, but it’s often freely surrendered. Church, by its nature, is coercive. … 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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Idols of the heart, church, & Christians

Idolatry isn’t just an ancient thing. It’s all around us today. Modern idols are hard to detect. Most go unnoticed. Anytime I choose my will instead of God’s, I’m making a idol. When beliefs about God, become a substitute for … Continue reading

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Systemic religion vs. freedom in the Spirit

Religion is systemic. The Holy Spirit flows. Sometimes they contradict. Sermon-free, unprogrammed, Spirit-led worship is an amazing thing to experience. Spiritual awakening focuses on the living Jesus, not on preachers, churches, or politicians. When church allows attendees no function but … Continue reading

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Christricity is electrifying

Jesus said His followers will experience Holy Spirit currents flowing from within them (John 7:38). I call that “Christricity.” The living Jesus is the voltage that powers my soul! Life is wonderful when it’s humming with Christricity (even during difficult … Continue reading

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