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How to Start A House Church

HOW TO START A HOUSE CHURCH #15: The Gift of Prophecy and Tongues

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:7 The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Revelation 19:10 Prophecy is the voice of God for our world spoken through those who know Him. Prophecy is perceiving God’s thoughts for your community, your friend, or your own… Continue reading HOW TO START A HOUSE CHURCH #15: The Gift of Prophecy and Tongues

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Christian Artistry, Music, Seed and Soil, Stories Behind the Songs

SOIL Stories Behind the Songs: Come and See

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRY6NnIDT8k "Come and See" is written from the story of the woman at the well who meets Jesus, and then goes from hiding in her sin to proclaiming His ability to really see her. The Messiah sees all we have done…and still offers us abundant life, and real healing encounters with Yahweh, the God of… Continue reading SOIL Stories Behind the Songs: Come and See

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The Father's Heart

Discipling Hearts vs. Behavior Modification: What I Desire

They have this shell around them, this "outside me" so carefully crafted, so "clean," so redacted, through fear and applause of men. But I don't care about that. I'm not so easily content with good behavior. I'm working on something deeper. I look at the heart, not at the outward appearance of things. I'm disciplining… Continue reading Discipling Hearts vs. Behavior Modification: What I Desire

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How to Start A House Church, Seed and Soil

How Not to Grow: Why Worldly Models of Ministry Expansion Lead to Abuse and Moral Failure

A few days ago, I explored how this idea of spiritual abuse can be misused to falsely accuse ministers of the gospel who are actually simply preaching a pure gospel. Now I want to focus on the situations in which abuse can and does happen in our churches. I want to explore ways that pastors,… Continue reading How Not to Grow: Why Worldly Models of Ministry Expansion Lead to Abuse and Moral Failure

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How to Start A House Church, Uncategorized

Actual Abuse vs. False Allegations of “Spiritual Abuse” in the Church

I want to start out saying that if you have been sexually or physically abused by people in churches, members of church groups, or by spiritual leaders, please report these as crimes to your church leaders and local police. This post is not being offered to discourage the legal actions you may need to take… Continue reading Actual Abuse vs. False Allegations of “Spiritual Abuse” in the Church

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Christian Artistry, Music, Seed and Soil, Stories Behind the Songs

SOIL Stories Behind the Songs: Just Soil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3paxEh_5JJg Fun facts: Those shakers you hear in the beginning are shekeres from West Africa. They are strung and covered on the outside with dried white seeds that are called "Job's Tears." Playing them over this song is a prophetic word that "Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who… Continue reading SOIL Stories Behind the Songs: Just Soil