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.
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.
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.