Relationship,
Not Religion

Discover the freedom and joy of a Christ-centered faith.

Relationship,
Not Religion

Discover the freedom and joy of a Christ-centered faith.

Relationship,
Not Religion

Discover the freedom and joy of a Christ-centered faith.

Relationship,
Not Religion

Discover the freedom and joy of a Christ-centered faith.

Relationship,
Not Religion

Discover the freedom and joy of a Christ-centered faith.

Was Jesus Really a Rabbi?

I have generally assumed that Jesus was a Jewish rabbi. After all, He was born in Israel, He was Jewish, and people called Him, “Rabbi.” But that would make Him a professionally trained religious leader. Was He?

“Teach these things to faithful people who can teach others.”
2 Tim. 2:2

Identification With Christ

Identification With Christ

It should be obvious that Paul is talking about something other than a physical crucifixion and a physical death, burial, and resurrection. Although he says, “I was crucified with Christ” he does not mean that he was present with Christ in the flesh at the moment of crucifixion; instead, he intends to show us something much more profound.

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The Ministry of One-Anothering

The Ministry of One-Anothering

The ministry of One-Anothering doesn’t require a platform, a pulpit, a building, a budget, or a Board. You can start immediately, with no training and with no experience, and you don’t have to quit your job or do anything dramatic. The Life you possess qualifies you to be in the full-time ministry of One-Anothering.

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When You Pray

When You Pray

Jesus takes it for granted that His disciples will pray. This is why four times in a row He says, “WHEN you pray” and not “IF you pray.” But from these brief excerpts of Scripture we learn that there are at least two classes of prayer. One is unacceptable to God, and the other is well-pleasing to Him.

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4 Pillars of a Christ-Centered Faith

4 Pillars of a Christ-Centered Faith

We must tear down the flimsy structures we have built and rebuild upon the firm foundation of Christ. I offer the following Four Pillars as a basis upon which the Ekklesia can re-establish itself in the current age and ensure the continuity of an authentic, Biblical, Christ-Centered Faith for this generation and for however many will follow.

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Trust In My Life

Trust In My Life

Trusting His Life effectively positions the fulcrum in such a way that you exert very little force, while the Lever (Christ) does all the work . Of course we eventually arrive to the place of total rest and exert no self-effort at all. Simply “ask, and it shall be given unto you.”

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The Danger of Familiarity

The Danger of Familiarity

It is said that familiarity breeds contempt. In the beginning we coveted the presence of the Lord, but today perhaps we take it for granted. In the beginning we were awed by Him, but today perhaps we are not so amazed. His visits become more routine, more ordinary, more commonplace. The Lord is taken for granted.

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Gathering: But Not For the Better!

Gathering: But Not For the Better!

Can fellowship only occur in the context of a church meeting? Once we realize that our fellowship is supposed to be based on a relationship with Jesus, not a relationship with “church”, we will discover that there are more opportunities for fellowship OUTSIDE the local church building than there are INSIDE.

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OTC 19: Looking for Fellowship in All the Wrong Places

Kind of like that old song - “Looking for love in all the wrong places, looking for love in too many faces.” I suppose that applies to some Christians looking for love in the form of fellowship, too; looking for fellowship in all the wrong places, looking for fellowship in too many faces. Why do we do that? I think there are a couple of reasons why...Listen Now »

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