All posts tagged: Local church

FIGHTING Demons with a Machete


It should also be of interest to you that most of the new church – the independent churches that have sprang up and are springing all over the continent of African are lead by men and wormen that left local churches from every major denomination in Africa (from the Assemblies of God, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist ect…). And usually these young men and women left because of a lack of leadership – one that inspires, impacts and deploys, lack of opportunities to use their gifts, because those in charge felt threatened, a lack of gospel power and Holy Spirit’s fire, and a lack of vision to do church differently – take risks – do new things – do some out of the box ministries. tap into the energy of the young.

You are the only Jesus some will ever see…


A few years ago Kathleen Harris wrote the song “You are the only Jesus some will ever see.” In many ways, she and a few others singing the song over the years have made the phrase very popular in Christian circles. Take a look at a few lines in the song: If not you, I wonder where will they ever find the One who really cares? If not you, how will they find the One who heals the broken heart, gives sight to the blind? If not you, I wonder who, will show them love, and love alone can make things new? If not you, how will they learn there’s one who’ll trade their hopelessness for joy in return? Cause You’re the only Jesus some will ever see You’re the only words of life, some will ever read So let them see in you the One in whom is all they’ll ever need You’re the only Jesus, some will ever see I’m sure you would agree with me that this is a great song, but …

The Facebook Sonnet


Welcome to the endless highschool Reunion. Welcome to past friends and lovers however kind or cruel Let’s undervalue and unmend the present. Why can’t we pretend Every stage of life is the same? Let’s exhume, resume and extend Childhood. L:et’s all play the game That occupy the young. Let fame And shame intertwine. Let one’s search For God become public domain. Let the Church.com become our Church. Let’s sign up, sign in, and confess Here at the altar of loneliness. -Sherman Alexie

What good is the local Church?


The Church is universal, the Church is local. The Church is the joyful assembly of the redeemed of all ages. The Church is the body of Christ extended through time and space. The holy church has two lives: one in time and the other in eternity. – Gregory the Great The Church is the bride of Christ, even though it sometimes acts like a wayward bride The local church is where believers are discipled, commissioned to be light of the world. The local church is where the broken is mended, the sick healed, and where friends become friends forever. The local church cares for the poor and fights for justice in our world. The local church is the body of Christ, the hands and feet of the master. The local church is where spiritual gifts are used for the common good, where believers learn to use their talents to serve others. The local church is where the gospel is preached, sinners are saved, prayers are offered, ministers ordained, the sacraments celebrated, and a cup of …