Monthly Archives: September 2012

Needs New Structure

Why The Church Needs New Structure All who acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord belong to His Body, which is the Church. … The present church structure cannot accommodate the multitudes of people who will be saved in … Continue reading

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Interact, pray, encourage, exhort, and minister to one another

Read and learn from the journey of Milpitas Bible Fellowship, north of San Jose, CA, USA. http://solochristo.com/theology/Church/participatorymeetings.htm A bit of church history Spiritual gifts in meetings Mutual exhortation Journey in Implementing Participatory Meetings also : http://www.solidrock.net/library/anderson/essays/mbf.change.php [C]reate an atmosphere of freedom … Continue reading

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An Open Church in Four Walls?

Love to read of what Steve Sims (or God’s Spirit) is up to doing in Nashville: http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/non-church-discovered-in-japan-other-places/ http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/alternative-names-for-organic-church/ http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/meeting-gods-gathering-ekklesia-instead-of-religions-church/ http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/experiences-prayer-walking-around-dickerson-road-in-east-nashville/

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Relating and One-Anothering

We can not go to church. We don’t do church. We are part of the church, that is the body of Christ. http://www.kingwatch.co.nz/Church_Ministry/relationships_and_community.htm http://www.kingwatch.co.nz/Church_Ministry/one_another_stuff.htm – this IS important

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How To Start A House Church?

http://ilovewoodbine.com/2012/07/04/10-reasons-to-plant-house-churches/ http://www.kingdom-liberty.net/how-to-start-a-house-church/ http://www.walk-this-way.com/house_church_planting.htm http://www.kingwatch.co.nz/Church_Ministry/starting_a_hc.htm – I don’t fully agree with all this stuff but that’s ok. Each group work things out as God and His Word leads them.

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Gathering Defined

After a passage on Gifts of Prophecy and Tongues, Paul writes about Orderly Worship. 26What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these … Continue reading

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Daily “Preaching” at Work

I was interested today to hear Tak Bhana speak about all Christians being ministers in ministry – at whatever we find to do – at work, at home – everyday. Daily we preach (even if we don’t say anything) – with … Continue reading

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