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Knowing the Truth as it is
in Jesus
Ephesians 4:21

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We're glad you've chosen to visit our website. We are committed to knowing and communicating truths surrounding Jesus Christ that change lives. What He leads us to share here you will find in our Biblical Study Posts below...

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Honoring the Word above Applause

Throughout our site you will discover that we are far more interested in honoring the Lord Jesus and His Word than teaching those things that satisfy the traditional/institutional Church promoters.

It is our desire to honor Paul's words in Galatians 2


Galatians 2:2  I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain. 3  But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek. 4  Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— 5  to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. 6  And from those who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me. 7  On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised 8  (for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles), ...


It is one thing to voluntarily yield our lives to those who truly possess spiritual authority in Christ, knowing that those who do will never use their authority to require a believer to deny the truth as they know it in Jesus, but the modern Church has taken Spiritual authority to a place that Paul tells us they have no right to take it. In such cases we respectfully refuse to yield the truth.

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Provoke Thought and Change

There is sooo much about the historical and modern Church that is not supported, taught, or exampled in the New Testament and it is our desire to be change agents towards a Church that more fully reflects the nature and headship of Jesus Christ.

While we recognize the Lord is working in the midst of many Church models, we unashamedly favor the simple, non traditional, non institutional, and non hierarchical model, because we believe it honors Christ and the truths the Apostles brought to the Early Church.

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It's all about Jesus...

While we recognize there are many active voices within the Church in our day we are most interested in what Jesus taught and amplified through the Apostles.

We see far too much of the opinions of man than truths that center in Christ.  The message of the Bible is Jesus; not doctrines, laws, and practices. The other elements must serve to increase our focus on Him and not on the supportive elements themselves. We desire to see a change towards Christ centered faith based living.

my Approach to Life and Ministry

My Path

Perhaps because Paul was a teacher and that is my calling as well, perhaps because Paul was so incredibly iconoclastic and I am as well, and perhaps because, like Paul, I suspect many people are far too interested in Security and Significance, I have chosen a path that rejects the way ministry and ministers have often done things. I don't like what I see in most of Church history and modern expressions of Church, and I don't want to support it, encourage it, or prolong it. I long to see genuine change and a Reformation in Jesus' Church that will glorify Him in ways the current Church tends to fail.

I'm most supportive of a Simple Model of gathering that has no hierarchy, no specially defined religious buildings, programs, titled specialists, and places to gather. We gather wherever believers are singularly interested in knowing Jesus better, whether that's homes, offices, bars, beaches, parks, coffee shops, etc.

If they're hungry for Jesus we're happy to encourage them in their pursuit of knowing Him better...

I Believe

I believe that Jesus Christ is the only Lord and God worthy of trust, belief, and consecration to. I believe He entered this world as God in the flesh, lived a sinless life, died for all mankind, and rose from the grave to provide a salvation which all mankind desperately needs.

My Community

My personal community is generally defined as those who love Christ, distrust most modern expressions of the Institutional Church, and are interested in seeing Jesus as the true Head of His Church rather than Senior Pastors, Elders, Prophets, or Power Brokers.

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