The church is the ecclesia; the called out ones. In the New Testament it appears that the church met in houses and there were churches throughout the city presumably as big as a house could hold. Perhaps the Christians in a city moved from house to house on any given day during the week so that there was no “membership” in a particular house church … Continue reading the story "The Church in the Kingdom"
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In my art class we were practicing contour line drawing. It is a drawing practice that helps us grow in both our ability to see and co-ordinate our eyes and our hands. We, pen in hand, put our tablet under the table out of our sight. We then focus our eyes upon our subject, settle in a place within the subject and as our eyes move … Continue reading the story "Learning to See (Blythe)"
In my current employment at Providence Hospital, I work 3 days a week as a medical transcriptionist. I also have my own transcription business that supplements my employment with Providence, but in recent years I have had less and less work through my business, and while I am incredibly grateful for my job and the benefits it provides, the 3 days a week I am … Continue reading the story "Decisions"
“The tithe belongs to the church.” This is the belief I was taught as a child and teenager in the church of my youth. I dutifully followed the teaching I received. My box of Sunday School envelopes moved from the shelf on the head of my parent’s bed to my room on the first Sunday after I received my first paycheck as an accompanist at church. … Continue reading the story "Learning the Ways of the Kingdom: Giving"
Question – How does “The Kingdom” differ from “The Church”?
- Isaiah 33:22 “ For the Lord is our Judge / lawgiver / king” – 3 branches of our government – judicial (judge), legislative (lawgiver), executive (king) -- system of checks and balances; when God functions in His kingdom, those 3 branches of government are all Him.
- … Continue reading the story "Sonship Notes: Week 3"
Sonship studies are small gatherings that meet under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They facilitated discussions focused on what it means to be children of God.