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House church

Who leads your church?

The key skill to making disciples and planting churches is an ability to recognize God’s voice. Do we know when he is speaking to us? Can we distinguish his voice from our own thoughts? Many of us have learnt how to do this on an individual basis, but how many churches put into practice the… Read More

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Luke 10

A successful pattern for multiplying disciples

It’s 2001, and Tony and I are in India where we are speaking at a conference. Another of the speakers is from India, and he’s someone we’ve wanted to meet for a long time because we’ve heard that he’s in the middle of an extraordinary, multiplying church planting movement. So in every break, I take… Read More

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Kingdom Women

To all the ladies: forgive us (Brandon Chase)

This last weekend, we had a round table in Dallas based on our book, The Black Swan Effect. It was an extraordinary time, with a sometimes overwhelming sense of the Lord’s presence. God spoke to us clearly. The climax of the day was a powerful time of ministry led by Brandon Chase, where on behalf of… Read More

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Luke 10

Commercial fishermen in the Kingdom

Jesus told his disciples who fished for a living, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Commercial fishermen are disappointed if, when they pull in their net, there is only a single fish flopping about.  They hope and expect to catch multiple fish at a time. Remember Peter’s dejection when he’s fished all night and… Read More

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Luke 10

A Mongolian Dream

Mongolia is a landlocked country. The dream I had while we were there was therefore all the more surreal. In the dream I was with a small group of people. As I handed them a book, I told them, “This is a book on how to become a commercial fisherman!” End of dream. The dream… Read More

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Kingdom Life

The Path of Freedom

Brandon Chase is a frequent contributor to House2House Magazine Online.  I always enjoy his posts which I find insightful and thought-provoking. He also writes about Life, Love and Church – and how Jesus is all of these – on his blog Zōē Perissos. He has recently written an ebook The Path of Freedom: Few find it;… Read More

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Kingdom Life

Jesus Now

Jesus Now: Unveiling the Present-Day Ministry of Christ is Frank Viola’s latest book. I love Frank Viola’s writing. He is always scriptural, always Jesus-centered and he always makes me think. So I was delighted when he sent me a copy to review. Over the years, I’ve read many “deeper life” books. The writings of Andrew Murray,… Read More

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Kingdom Life

When Jesus “in-thunders”

[First of all, an apology to many of you who have made comments to other posts on my blog. The last few weeks have been crazy with the launch of The Black Swan Effect: A Response to Gender Hierarchy in the Church and I’ve just not had time to respond as I usually would.] The other… Read More

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House church

Sometimes I’m excited when people leave our church…

Sometimes I get really excited when people leave the church that meets in our home. Here’s an email I received this week. I just wanted to let y’all know that we have really enjoyed getting to know y’all and your church. It’s been a real joy and I’m sure we’ll still be stopping by from… Read More

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Kingdom Life

Making disciples

As part of my study on Disciple Making Movements, I’ve been reading through the gospels to see how Jesus approached making disciples. Jesus invited people to become his disciples. In Mark 2:14, Jesus said to Levi (Matthew), “Follow me and be my disciple.” He didn’t tell him, “Follow me and when you’ve learned enough, you… Read More