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The Absalom Spirit

2 Samuel 15 After this, Absalom bought a chariot and horses, and he hired fifty bodyguards to run ahead of him. 2 He got up early every morning and went out to the gate of the city. When people brought a case to the king for judgment, Absalom would ask where in Israel they were from, and they would tell him their tribe. 3 Then Absalom would say, "You've really got a strong case here! It's too bad the king doesn't have anyone to hear it. 4 I wish I were the judge. Then everyone could bring their cases to me for judgment, and I would give them justice!" 5 When people tried to bow before him, Abs...
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9 Great things to do at house church



Call it Open House, Cell Group, Micro Church – the function is more important that the name; but this article is about giving you some ideas in general - and specifically from scripture – that you can use to add some breadth and depth to your church expression and experience.

There are two key scriptures that we will take a look at to help paint a picture of what you can do:

Acts 2:42-46 (NLT)

42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord's Supper[a]), and to prayer… 45 They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. 46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord's Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity.

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How to Kick Your Private Time with God Up to the Next Level

How to Kick Your Private Time with God Up to the Next Level
  Establish a healthy daily prayer life with these tips. "I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer." - Martin Luther We all know that spending time with God is of the utmost importance if you're going to grow in Christ, but getting into the groove with a healthy daily prayer life can be more difficult that it seems for some – Lord knows I struggle to get it happening. So, I am putting down a plan of action that you might find helpful to establish your own good routine. I am definitely not saying that to be a good Christian you have to do it this way, but if ...
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