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All Natural Church Growth Plan - Jeremy Caris

Church growth and building up the body are not necessarily the same things. In other words, church growth doesn’t build up the body; but building up the body will cause church growth. This may sound over-simplified, but I believe that if you equip and build up the people you have, the body will…(Read More)

Appointed For Growth - Jeremy Caris

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord…(Read More)

Love…

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Love never flatters. Love opposes every attempt to enslave, but it willingly becomes a bond-servant of God. Love cannot be chained or required, yet it lays anchor joyfully when it is free to be true. Love refuses to be constrained or controlled, either by ego and liturgy. It refuses manipulation and requires boundaries that…(Read More)

A Foundation of Love - Jeremy Caris

Love has many supporters but few activists. This must change. We must begin with a foundation of love if we are going to be like Christ. And, we must continue maturing and bearing the marks of growth in Christ without drifting away from that foundation of love. “If I speak in the tongues of men…(Read More)

Two Guiding Principles - Jeremy Caris

I continue to grow and to be shaped by two guiding principles which have increasingly formed the core of my perspective and theology. These two things challenge me in my own walk with God and often cause me to reconsider what I believe and preach. Principle #1 The first guiding principle is this: Jesus is…(Read More)

Unlimited Love - Jeremy Caris

Everyone wants love! Love is the root of all that is good and true. Love is patient, kind, doesn’t envy or boast, isn’t arrogant or rude, doesn’t insist on it’s own way, isn’t irritable or resentful. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. You…(Read More)

The Secret to Being Pursued by Love - Jeremy Caris

We have all heard that God loves us because He is love. But we all desperately need to feel that love, to be overwhelmed by the affections of the one who loved us so much that He gave up even his own life to have us. But how do you convince God to come to…(Read More)