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Food, food, food… Starting a church in the harvest

Continuing the series from Luke 10.  Both verses 7 and 8 of Luke 10 talk about food   Stay in that house, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house. When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before… Read More

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How do you recognize a person of peace?

The person of peace is the one who will open up the harvest to you, so it is very important that we learn to recognize a person of peace.  It helps if we have a mindset where we are always looking for such a person. The Lord delights to answer the prayer, "Lord, lead me… Read More

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The person we are looking for

Continuing the series on Luke 10: Luke 10:6 says this:  If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you. The person of peace is a key concept in working in the harvest.  It's the person we've been praying to find from verse 2.  … Read More

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Why compliments help in planting a simple/organic/house church

Continuing the study in Luke 10. Sadly, we Christians are renowned for our negative attitudes.  According to David Kinnamen in his book, UnChristian, we are thought of by 'outsiders' (ie those who are not involved in church) as firstly, antigay (91%), secondly, judgemental (87%), and thirdly, hypocritical (85%).  Luke 10:5 says: “Whenever you enter someone’s home, first… Read More

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How many $$ to start a church?

Continuing our study of Luke 10. I tried without success to find out the average cost of starting a church in this country.  If my memory serves me right, it's in the region of $350,000 by the time you include buildings and the training and salary for a pastor.  (If anyone has an accurate figure,… Read More

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Wolves and a world at war: a story

Continuing thoughts around Luke 10. Luke 11: 20-22 says this: But if I am casting out demons by the power of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived among you.  For when a strong man like Satan is fully armed and guards his palace, his possessions are safe— until someone even stronger attacks and overpowers him, strips him… Read More

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Choosing to become the wolf’s lunch?

Continuing principles from Luke 10: There are other principles tied up with Jesus sending us out as lambs among wolves (Luke 10:3). Lambs make lunch for wolves!  So why did Jesus send us out as lambs among wolves rather than wolves among lambs? What kind of shepherd is he?  Would a good shepherd do that?… Read More