Re-Defining ‘Church’ (pt. 3) ‘Church Governments’

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first paid-staff, secondarily worship leaders, thirdly technical crew, after that class teachers, then administrative counselors, helps, governments, children workers. Of course the above is a major-misquote, but you’d almost think that the way church organizations in our day are run that the above verse must…

Re-Defining Church (pt.2) Relationship

Relationship.  Am I right? What is the church to begin with… you know, as defined in scripture?  It is 1) the body of Jesus (1 Cor. 12:12).  Interesting… the body of Christ.  The church derives its identity through – and only through – its relationship with Christ.  Being of His body identifies us with Him.  Christianity, itself,…

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Before continuing my topic (Re-Defining ‘Church’), I think I should give some further clarity to my church background affiliations (somewhat for personal reasons) in my attempt to offend no one.  I realize that I sometimes pick on certain groups, generally this is because I have some degree of background experience with these groups, however, and am not…

YOU Can Hear God

Preceding thoughts: How to Hear God; Prophecy is Natural (pt. 2) “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” -Jesus Christ (John 10:27) I will not, here, make a theological apology for the applicability of prophecy today, as I have done that elsewhere (The Year of the Lord’s Favor (or…