It's no secret that the church today has lost its influence in culture. But why? With the technology, affluence, and knowledge we have today, why are we less effective than the first-century church - which didn't have social media or fancy buildings or professional pastors or even religious freedom? What are we missing? In this vital, eye-opening book, best-selling author Ed Silvoso digs into Scripture, unearthing Jesus' true design for his church - his Ekklesia. He shows how the early church was a radical, countercultural force of people who transformed the hostile, pagan places in which they lived. Here Dr. Silvoso shows how we, in the midst of the social, economic, political, and moral chaos in our world today, can once again become the revolutionary, transformational, life-giving Ekklesia Jesus called us to be. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Gauger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001661/bk_oasi_001661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ekklesia: "a called-out and gathered-together people".The audiobook speaks of a people who have been called out of the religious systems of this world. They have been gathered together by the Holy Spirit for the greater purpose of the Kingdom of Yahweh. They represent the judicial branch and legislative arm of the Kingdom of Yahweh.They have been strategically repositioned and synergistically placed in order to advance the Kingdom of Yahweh. They have been divinely commissioned and empowered to represent Yahshua the Messiah in every area of life and ministry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Locust & Honey Publications. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143007/bk_acx0_143007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Dead-Living Church re-defines the concept of church (the true Ekklesia), her global positioning and her responsibilities according to the original intent of God. Jesus' declaration in Matthew 16, 'I will build my church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it' far outweighs the theological assumptions and religious beliefs about what church is supposed to be. This book is not a product of professionalism; it is a prophetic release by the Spirit of the living God. The Church is not a denominational gathering of religious people, but the Ekklesia, the people called for an assignment, the assembly of legislating on behalf of God on earth. This book will take you through a journey. Its intent assuredly will awaken your spirit man to experience a paradigm shift from "Churchianity" to that which is God's original intention. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan Dunford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047933/bk_acx0_047933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Upon this rock, I will build my.... Church - the central identifying word that encompasses the entire religious spectrum. It is the buildings we go to, the sectarian ideology we adhere to, it is the core of our spiritual identity. Church - the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, the called-out ones. Church - Evangelical, Pentecostal, Catholic, and Non-Denominational. Church - the guardian of doctrine, the ark for lost souls, the social bastion for the righteous. We have embraced and perpetuated a culture around this single word. A word never spoken by Jesus Christ. Church - a word that should have never existed for believers. In this book, Tim Kurtz explores the word "church". Leaving Church Becoming Ekklesia reveals what Jesus really said He would build. He never said He would build a church. Jesus is building His ekklesia. When you understand this truth, you will want to embrace your true identity in Christ, and be among those who turn the world upside down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Allan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115162/bk_acx0_115162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Focusing on the early church during the 50 years that followed the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Emerging Ekklesia is a chapter-by-chapter reflection on the New Testament from Acts 1 through the book of Jude. Meant to be listened as a companion to the actual biblical text, it's filled with the author's personal insights, developed over a period of 60 years. Including numerous quotations from the New Testament, observations from early church fathers, and personal anecdotes from the author's 40-year experience with grassroots house churches, it spotlights the vigor and growth of early Christianity and explores the emergence of the church under the leadership of Jesus' teachings and the work of the Holy Spirit."You are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit." (Ephesians 2:19-22) 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pickering. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147113/bk_acx0_147113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The house that Yahshua is building is a man. We are the people and nation of Yahweh! We are the house and family of Yahweh! We are the Ekklesia and Kingdom of Yahweh! The corporate son is the living expression of the person of Messiah to this generation. The house that Yahshua is building is His Father’s House. Yahshua said, “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places.” He also said, My Father’s House shall be a house of prayer for all nations.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Mathis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149821/bk_acx0_149821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book reveals what heaven expects from the church. It reveals what Jesus meant by "I will build my church". It is not a critique but a standard of spiritual measurement and divine alignment as to the definition of a true church. The true church (The Ekklesia) is not a denominational gathering of any kind, whether orthodox, charismatic, or Pentecostal. The true church is one that has placed primacy on building the dispensational temple (the man) only according to God's pattern. This book will be a great eye opener for you. You will no longer strive in the flesh anymore after going through this book. The issues of competition, comparison, sense of inferiority, and superiority complex, which are some of the distractions and strategies of the enemy, will be exposed. Your work and ministry with God will never remain the same. You can't listen to this book and still retain your old mentality and operating system. Whatever you are building for the Lord from now on shall be to the Lord's glory and according to his specifications. Personal agendas will be given up. Deeper truths and insights are made available in this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bolton Marsh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051249/bk_acx0_051249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After almost five decades of service to the King and His Domain, I have concluded that the institutionally controlled religious system has hijacked most of Christendom. The “religion of Christianity” has been established on a multi-layered foundation with a construct incapable of fulfilling the greater Kingdom purpose of Yahweh. The reality of foundation separation and structural damage has reached a critical mass that could result in catastrophic failure and implosion. What I am presently seeing and hearing is the reality of a faulty foundation and the absence of Holy Spirit which has resulted in men building something that is both unstable, insecure, and unsustainable. “Without transformation and conformation, there will be no reformation.”If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?" (Psalms 11:3 NASB) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry D. Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142132/bk_acx0_142132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
God called. He wants his church back. Many Christians have begun to recognize that God desires his church to function as an organism rather than an organization. After over 11 years of experience founding and facilitating a house church, author Keith Giles shares the insights he developed in the trenches. Filled with practical, real-world examples of how to plant and nurture an organic gathering, listeners will find a wealth of information to help them bring Jesus back to the forefront of every meeting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Morrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/175939/bk_acx0_175939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.