Today we know the word Ekklesia as the calling-out of ordinary people to follow Christ in worship, but during the times of the disciples an ekklesia was an assembly of people chose to govern the affairs of a city, a state, or a nation. It was primarily a congress or parliament. To the Roman Empire it was an assembly of people to govern a conquered area. It was part of the Empire’s hearts-and-minds operation where groups would infiltrate government, schools and other social structures to make them part of the Roman Empire.
hyper-positive and fun show and so we’re a good, fun team. We sound like we’re having a good time, because we are having a good time making the best of shows.
By and large, the gospel of grace is neither proclaimed, understood, nor lived.
It’s not about us, it’s about the listeners. Everything needs to reflect the listener. We don’t just tell our stories, we tell the stories of the listeners.
God's plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple - one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we're busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone's eternal destiny is at stake. The joy you'll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel.
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