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Christianity as Spirit-led teamwork, not self-focus

Unquench the Holy Spirit and moving beyond selfie-anity . . . My passion is to seeMembers of the Jesus teamFrequently gatheringTo function all togetherIn one placeAccording to 1 Corinthians 14:26As the Holy SpiritInwardly prompts and directsEach person presentTo proclaim or … Continue reading

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Body-life: seeing the body of Christ in action (on a sheep farm)

Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a gathered people requires a group openness to the Holy Spirit. We need to surrender our plans, programs, agendas, and control and instead trust the living Jesus to actively lead us and direct us like … 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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“Safe church” or an open mic?

Comedy clubs occasionally dare to have open mics. Perhaps churches should be so bold! An open mic in church trains people to speak up about their love for Jesus, more effectively than a sermon ever can. However, the Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Embracing the biblical/Protestant concept of the priesthood of the believer

I have invented a new word for the priesthood of the believer — clergyall. Here’s another way to put it: Christian meetings are full of manysters, not just a single minister. Jesus is alive and present when we meet in … Continue reading

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Unorganized faith (a very short poem)

I love unorganized faith That freely flows From people’s hearts, Instead of programs.

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The devil likes to gag Christians (and church sometimes helps).

Does the devil want Christians to be quiet about their faith? Is the way church is usually conducted a factor in helping keep people silent about their love for Jesus? What if Christians were ungagged and trained to spontaneously talk … Continue reading

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Church should let imperfect people listen to God

Don’t look for a perfect church, but for a church where imperfect people are trusted to hear God, listened to and not just lectured.When church replaced the awe of God for the sound of a sermon, it became more about … Continue reading

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When it comes to the Holy Spirit, always choose ALLOW

Jesus is here now (live and in person) but often church acts like He’s long gone. If you’re a Christian, don’t act like Jesus is dead. Instead let His presence continually transform and inspire you. Sometimes it feels like church … Continue reading

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What if there’s a more effective way of doing church and we’re not seeing it?

Christians could become stronger if we turned church services into ministry practice for all who attend. Have you ever been to a listen to Jesus meeting–where believers come together, listen to Jesus, and do what He says? Christianity is supernatural interaction … Continue reading

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