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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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Liturgy-led, preacher-led, or Spirit-led?

Liturgy-led, preacher-led, or Spirit-led? That is the question for the church of the future. If church doesn’t train Christians to listen directly to God’s “still small voice,” doesn’t that make a preacher God’s middleman? If your insights and spiritual gifts … Continue reading

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Think outside your own box of hard knocks

Self-focus diminishes joy. Think outside your own box of hard knocks. Take time to notice, appreciate, and be inspired by the marvelous beauty in the nature outside your door. Many people have their mind full of negative, hostile, and harmful … Continue reading

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Return from institutional exile back to ekklesia

God is releasing a heart-longing for a return to ekklesia (early Christianity before it was organized into an institution). When ekklesia was replaced by institution, Christians began focusing on following procedures more than on obeying the risen Jesus. It costs … Continue reading

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Christianity needs more “heartials” and fewer facials

Facials are fine, but what we all really need is heartials. When Christians gather with a “minister to me” attitude instead of a “let’s minister to one another” attitude, we miss much that God has for us. Perhaps a group … Continue reading

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New wineskins for Jesus

Jesus talked about the need for new wineskins. New wineskins allow room for the body of Christ to manifest supernatural heart-connection between Christ-followers. Old wineskins have hardened into religious systems and traditions. Systems are great and help humans function in … Continue reading

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