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Ekklesia: Helping Rediscover The Lost Identity of the Church (1)

Over the last year, the Lord has really been shining His revelatory light over Matt 16:13-19. Here, we read of Peter’s great confession that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah, Anointed One).

The scriptures tell us that Jesus makes his way furthest north in the region of Caesarea Philippi, and then, he takes a two-day walk with His disciples to the Gates of Hades (Hell).

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Why Worship Is The Ultimate Expression Of The Church

 Psalm 27:4 “One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD….”

Unceasing worship and prayer does not exist primarily because there is so much need in the world that we must petition Him unceasingly, but rather because the glory of God and the worth of Christ compel ongoing adoration.

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[Part Three] Defining The Main Difference Between A House Of Prayer And A Traditional Church: His Worth and Outcomes

 This is part three of a series of blog posts that define the difference between a House of Prayer and a Traditional Church.

When I say, “a traditional church” I am referring to structure not necessarily style. I understand that styles come and go, yet I believe structures live on for centuries.

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[Part Two] Defining The Main Difference Between a House of Prayer and a Traditional Church

It’s always enjoyable to discuss the House of Prayer reality with good friends over a great lunch. That is exactly what happened last week. I shared our history of moving more intentionally from a ministry focused church to an intimacy focused church. There were lots of great questions as my friends were exploring this reality for their own ministry.

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Defining The Main Difference Between a House of Prayer and a Traditional Church

When Mike Bickle launched International House of Prayer in 1999, I never would have suspected it to such a far reach globally. I also never dreamed that we would ever become a House of Prayer ourselves. In fact, I had no clue there was an International House of Prayer until around 2004. The only connection I had with Mike Bickle was through his books on prophetic ministry when our church community was (and still are) “flowing in the river”.

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