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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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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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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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HOW TO START A HOUSE CHURCH #14: The Gift of Apostleship

Of all the gifts God continues to give the church, this one seems to be the least explored and taught about.1 The role of the apostle is to go out and plant and help establish new communities. I am not talking about new church buildings. I am talking about new communities of fully functioning, vibrant… Continue reading HOW TO START A HOUSE CHURCH #14: The Gift of Apostleship

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HOW TO START A HOUSE CHURCH #13: THE GREATEST THING

Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”… Continue reading HOW TO START A HOUSE CHURCH #13: THE GREATEST THING

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HOW TO START A HOUSE CHURCH #11: SPIRITUAL WARFARE

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 Of all the topics we have discussed so far, none may be more important than this one, and none is more ignored in the church… Continue reading HOW TO START A HOUSE CHURCH #11: SPIRITUAL WARFARE

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How To Start A House Church #9: Shepherds under the Chief Shepherd

[PODCAST AND VIDEO COMING...maybe...if my kids ever go back to school.] Hi…What do you do for a job? Well, I am a lot of things to a lot of people, but the one overarching thing I do is...I shepherd. And if you are deciding whether or not that’s ok, (either because I am a woman… Continue reading How To Start A House Church #9: Shepherds under the Chief Shepherd

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How To Start A House Church #8: The Bride Mentality

In order to remain a church that is pleasing to God, we need to not just stand firm in the face of temptation and persecution, but we have to remember our first love—Jesus. While God wants a strong body, He also wants a pure, faithful, hopeful, and soft-hearted church. This is the bride mentality. The… Continue reading How To Start A House Church #8: The Bride Mentality