by Apostle Gabriel Cross The Lord has revealed to me, the spirit of self, in the life of many believers, which is the spirit of division. One is divided against oneself, always second guessing themselves or what God is saying to them. The spirit of division, hinders and retards you or stops you from fulfilling […]The Spirit Of Self — Pure Glory
How should members of Christ’s Body best relate to internal and external human authorities and institutions, in order to continually increase God’s Kingdom?Continue reading
Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.John 13:34-35 MSG
Question: How can we ensure we are following Jesus, not men?
Perspective: Deliberately practice loving all His followers as Jesus has loved us.Continue reading
- What about the Body of Christ most breaks the heart of God?
- What is the impossible thing that, if we were able to do it, would change everything?
May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me.John 17:21
- Question: How do we love like Jesus?
- Perspective: I will love the “Other” as Jesus loved me.
- Premise: Love is a muscle that strengthens through deliberate practice
- Inspiration: “I only start counting when it starts hurting.” — Muhammad Ali
What does God want:
- Of us
- For Us
- From Us
My answer: Whole-I-ness (Holiness/Wholeness)
- A whole world
- Of whole people
- Loving all of the one God
[Update: see my background thinking in Draft 2]
Christianity Beyond is a movement of ordinary people who are learning how to make the same kind of extraordinary impact as the Jesus they love. We honor all the ways people have sought to follow Jesus in the past and present, but dare to go beyond that in order to demonstrate to a watching world just how good and worthy Jesus is.
In Which We Become the Church, As We Grow Into Christ Our Head Via His Gifts
Continuing the theme of Sanctification, we explore how we are discipled into the name of Christ through His body — the Father’s principle vehicle for forming His Kingdom, by His Spirit. Specifically, we see how the fact that we serve One God requires us to worship Him as One Church.
[Note: I am now using the New King James Version for my interlinear; hopefully this will increase the readability.]