Why do some Disciples Return to the System?
Jul08

Why do some Disciples Return to the System?

Why do some disciples return to the system? That is a good question and one we hope to shed some light on. This article goes out to answer some of the questions as to why some of the brethren who leave the institutional church systems end up returning after a few months. At present it is estimated by Christian media and other sources that a million people are leaving the church yearly. As has been already stated in their exit...

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The Harness of the Lord (Prophetic Leadership for 21st Century)
Dec23

The Harness of the Lord (Prophetic Leadership for 21st Century)

I remember receiving this word through brother Tom Bailey many MANY years ago while attending a house meeting in Crozet, Virginia. At that time the word came to me that I was a young rebellious colt as pictured in this vision. Indeed it has since proven to be a genuine word from the Lord. Yet, in God’s providence and grace, He lassoed me with cords of love as I ran “free” and He led me into His corral to be trained....

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Love is Tested when Brothers Disagree
Nov21

Love is Tested when Brothers Disagree

There is probably no greater test of the love we have for one another and the unity in Christ that we proclaim than when we come to a place of disagreement. When your love is tested there is no need to participate in a spiritual tug-of-war. For much of the Body of Christ there is no real problem with disagreement. They like me were taught in error that doctrine formed the basis of our unity. Our predecessors used the Paul and Barnabas...

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How are my Sunday Sermons? by Jon Zens
Oct01

How are my Sunday Sermons? by Jon Zens

I could just see a pastor asking his members this question.How are my Sunday Sermons? Perhaps that is not the best way to judge the value of a leader’s ministry.The real question should be: DO WE GATHER FOR A MONOLOGUE OR A SYMPHONY when we come together? Here is a recent discussion I had on the subject with a brother (Chuck) and I thought it would serve as a valuable lesson to those who are listening.   Jon, I have been...

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How to get The Mind of Christ Through Open Participation
Sep10

How to get The Mind of Christ Through Open Participation

Consensus can be looked at from many angles, but here I will focus on the importance of all voices being heard in the pursuit of Christ’s will. As I have traveled among all kinds of fellowships since 1977, the number one concern that has come from the saints’ hearts has been expressed in statements like — “a few voices have the clout, the rest don’t matter,” “no one has ever asked for my thoughts,” “I felt ignored or put down...

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