Posts Tagged Acts

Jon Zens: Institutional Vs. Organic Church – Part 10

Posted by on Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

Jon Zens and Kenny Russell discuss the simplicity of organic church life in the New Testament…

[Part 10 of a 14-part series]

Show: Gottalife Radio
Full Podcast: Capture The Moment – A Church Building Every 1/2 Mile with Jon Zens
Date: 3/9/09
Host: Kenny Russell
Guest: Jon Zens

 

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Notes: 
One of the things that is happening is taking your dependence away from being force-fed every week; The greatest moves of the New Testament in Acts–the outpouring of the Holy Spirit–all of that happened and they didn’t have the big worship band, they didn’t have the big charade coming out to get you there… it was simple; There was no bureaucracy, they could get things done, they could distribute food and money to people who had needs, and all of that; They didn’t have to go through committees, and all that kind of stuff; It was simple, and yet it was dynamic; It was life, it was the life of Christ coming out of them, and so they responded to needs; That’s the beauty of simple church, is that you can respond to things without having to wait five months… when the Lord is leading, you can act

Jon Zens: Institutional Vs. Organic Church – Part 9

Posted by on Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

Jon Zens and Kenny Russell compare the accoutrements of the institutional church to the simplicity of organic church life in the New Testament…

[Part 9 of a 14-part series]

Show: Gottalife Radio
Full Podcast: Capture The Moment – A Church Building Every 1/2 Mile with Jon Zens
Date: 3/9/09
Host: Kenny Russell
Guest: Jon Zens

 

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Notes:
 People who come out of institutional churches generally carry a lot of baggage with them; The reality is that when groups are trying to meet in a Christ-centered way, they’re gonna have to face this baggage that people have; One thing that would help people who have the baggage would be some good teaching from the Word of God where they can begin to see, “hey, there’s no emphasis on a building, there’s no emphasis on a worship band, there’s no emphasis on people up front”, and all that; So they begin to be liberated to see that all the accoutrements that they thought were so important aren’t there in the New Testament; Isn’t it striking that the most powerful period there in the book of Acts… they had none of the accoutrements that we think are so important;  What does God’s Word really teach? What has the Lord given us? What are His concerns? That’s where we should really put our emphasis

Freedom From Dark Spirits – Part 14

Posted by on Saturday, 9 April, 2011

Russ Dizdar from Preemption Broadcast discusses the authority given to us by Jesus Christ to overcome spiritual oppression and the attacks of the devil…

[Part 14 of a 15-Part series]

Show: Preemption Broadcast
Full Podcast: HOW TO GET YOURSELF AND OTHERS FREE FROM DARK SPIRITS
Host: Russ Dizdar
Notes: Jesus said of you and me… that if we’re going to be His disciple, we must deny self, take up the cross daily, and follow Him; John 12-16; The proof of our love for Jesus is if we obey Him; The proof of loving Jesus and following Jesus is putting the Word of God into action… and when you put the Word of God into action, you grow, you get stronger, you become wiser, more knowledgeable, but you also begin to bear fruit; Charismatic giftings do not negate the mission… the great mission and the reason to be clothed with the power of the Holy Spirit is for witnessing; Acts 1:8; Every Spirit-filled believer in the book of Acts was a soul-winner; Obedience is literally faith in action; Hebrews 11:6 – “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.“; You be the spark that gets the fire going in your church… you be the spark that gets the fire going in your Bible study

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