Life Together Stephanie Bennett Bonhoeffer may best be recognized throughout the world through his classic work, The Cost of Discipleship, but it was in the small volume, Life Together, that he detailed the necessity of the church functioning as a living and vibrant organism, what he called, a 'community of love.'
True Leadership Chris Jeffries We can all lead and we can all follow. Of course, we have a Leader, the Great Shepherd of the sheep - Yahshua the Messiah who came as a helpless baby and died as a helpless criminal. And in between he taught as a helpless, unauthorised, untrained non-leader.
He wasn't helpless by nature, he chose to be helpless for your sake and for mine.
House Churches Meet the need after Katrina N/A THIS IS TO THANK ALL THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ALL HOUSE CHURCH ALL OVER THE COUNTRY FOR YOUR DONATIONS TO THE FAMILIES HERE IN KENNER AND TO STEVE ATKERSON FOR HIS HELP THRU THIS DIFICULT TIME
Court rules home worship OK N/A Posted: January 24, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern, WorldNetDaily.com
A federal court ruled a Florida county cannot prohibit a rabbi from holding prayer and worship services in his own home.
Rabbi Joseph Konikov of Orlando was faced with two land-use ordinance violations filed by Orange County.
As we contemplate ways of encouraging spiritual family, the classic book by Bonhoeffer, Life Together comes to mind. There is too much meat in that little book to cover thoroughly in a single article, but there is a gem of truth from that book that I’d like to recall and think about.
Ever since I became a believer during the Jesus movement and spent the first 8 years of my Christian experience in a commune, I have had the impression that spiritual family was the essence of a true and valid Christian life. After leaving the commune, I was disappointed in the depth of relationship I found in regular churches. I felt I had a relationship soupspoon that was too large for the shallow relationship bowl I was eating from in mainline churches. In the intervening years, I have gravitated to a Christian life focused on relationships, as opposed to being focused on being a part of an organization.
The Children of the Father have been given an incredible priviledge: We can do what only the High Priest under the faded covenant had done, and draw near to Father with a clear conscience (Hebrews 10:19). He now calls us friends (John 15:15). Therefore, unlike the Israelites who were afraid to hear the voice of Father directly, we may commune with Him daily without fear, ask what He desires, and sense His heart through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.