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  • Robert shared from Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity by Frank Viola
    I HAVE A DREAM I have a dream that one day the church of Jesus Christ will rise up to her God-given calling and begin to live out the true meaning of her identity—which is, the very heartthrob of God Almighty—the fiancée of the King of all Kings. I have a dream that Jesus Christ will one day be Head of His church again. Not in pious rhetoric, but in reality. I have a dream that groups of Christians everywhere will begin to flesh out the New Testament reality that the church is a living organism and not an institutional organization. I have a dream that the clergy/laity divide will someday...
  • Robert shared from Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices by Frank Viola, George Barna
    (An organic church is simply a church that is born out of spiritual life instead of constructed by human institutions and held together by religious programs. Organic churches are characterized by Spirit-led, open-participatory meetings and nonhierarchical leadership. This is in stark contrast to a clergy-led, institution-driven church.) My experience in the United States and overseas is that when a group of Christians begin to follow the life of the Lord who indwells them together, the same outstanding features that marked the New Testament church begin to emerge naturally.
    Note: hold on to your hats!
  • Robert shared from Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices by Frank Viola, George Barna
    The normative practices of the first-century church were the natural and spontaneous expression of the divine life that indwelt the early Christians. And those practices were solidly grounded in the timeless principles and teachings of the New Testament. By contrast, a great number of the practices in many contemporary churches are in conflict with those biblical principles and teachings.
    Note: it his book is a page turner!
  • Robert shared from Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices by Frank Viola, George Barna
    The church in the first century was an organic entity. It was a living, breathing organism that expressed itself far differently from the institutional church today.
    Note: to everyone who believes that the church belongs to Jesus and to be The Church must be true to Him, time to read this book with your Bible as a reference resource!
  • Robert shared from The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2012 by United Methodist Publishing House
    Support without accountability promotes moral weakness; accountability without support is a form of cruelty. A
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