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House church? Change in church location is insignificant without a change in control

Christian history shows that church has left the ekklesia (the Spirit-led gatherings of the early Christ-followers). Organization gradually overrode the Spirit. Today, many Christians want to get away from tightly organized, institutional church services and experience more freedom and spontaneity. … Continue reading

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Jesus is eternal, but sermons aren’t supposed to be

I can’t find the idea in Scripture that meetings of the body of Christ, need to be built around a sermon. If Christians spent more time reading the Bible with an open heart, we wouldn’t feel such a need to … Continue reading

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Spirit-led community overcomes divisiveness.

Spirit-led people live differently than people who follow their own desires. Spirit-led community is a gathering of people, connected heart-to-heart by Jesus. Far too often, church is a substitute for Spirit-led community. Spirit-led community can only occur with humility. Pride … 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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An educational institution that never graduates anyone . . .

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Untwisting Scripture, untangling Bible verses

Scripture is designed to help us “Zoom” with the risen Jesus and stay “inline” with Him. Unfortunately it is often twisted in ways that aren’t helpful. Let’s try to untangle a few Bible verses. The Bible points us to a … Continue reading

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Church is changing. What's it gonna be like?

Church may shut down, but not the risen Jesus. Daily obeying Him is the key to inner peace. If you have trouble being close to God when church services are closed, maybe you’ve been too dependent on a religious program. … Continue reading

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Lively spectacles or liturgical spectators

If Christianity doesn’t cause people to feel deeply and passionately about Jesus, it’s not the Christianity of the Bible. Jesus wants His people to be fired-up spectacles of His glory, not religious spectators of His story. Jesus promised His presence … Continue reading

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Exciting insights about “church” (reading Ephesians 5 & 6 as written to a group, not just to an individual)

Ephesians 5 says that the assembly of Christ-followers (church) “submits to Christ” as “the head.” I believe that Christ wants to literally, personally head-up every Christian gathering by inwardly promopting individuals to say & do what He tells them to. … Continue reading

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Religious thought or supernatural relevation?

Church focuses too much on religious explanations and not enough on ongoing interaction with the risen Jesus. Theology is religious thought. Revelation is direct perception of God. If we neglect to observe what the Lord is doing in our heart, … Continue reading

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