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Spirit-led, heart-to-heart connection

Group prayerIs an opportunity to shareYour heart with GodAnd with those who careTo be in prayerWith you. Jesus wants His followers to gather in Spirit-led, heart-to-heart connection. We can’t be consciously connected heart-to-heart unless we honestly, humbly, and compassionately open … Continue reading

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Band of heart-connected Christ-followers

Ekklesia God’s supernatural assemblyConsists of a multitude ofWorldwide membersInvisibly banded together,Not by agreementOr by organization,Not superficially,But by deepHeart-connectionWith the risenAnd living JesusAnd with allWho truly love Him.When they meetWith open hearts,Even as strangersThey discover JesusWorking in each otherAnd behold His … 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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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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“Let him hear what the Spirit is saying . . .”

A sermon that doesn’t help you hear God for yourself makes you dependent on a man. If Christians meetTo focus on and seekThe risen Jesus,God’s SpiritWill speakWithin them. Search: Beyond Church Ekklesia.

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Christianity desperately needs to be revitalized

“The truth will set you free.” It’s time for Christians to gather and allow everyone present the freedom to obey the Spirit. When Christian worship is overmanaged and overcontrolled, there’s little or no room for the living Jesus to do … 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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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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