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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Purposefulness (Purpose in Life) (05/25/06)

TITLE: I Am Ekklesia
By Barbie Jones
05/26/06


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I Am Ekklesia, called out and set apart

Yes, I am the church, what does my name mean to you?

I Am Ekklesia, so fragmented by denominations and religions

How did I end up on this path and what shall I do?

My brothers and my sisters, you must listen to me

Children of my heart, you must help me break free

Aborted ministries and missions, my children, so lost and confused

I am the church Ė Oh my beloved, Iím being battered and abused

Iím pampered with concerts, cruises and fests

Annual banquets and picnics in the parks

You are entertaining me to death

Where are my revivals, tent meetings, and all night prayer?

Where are the souls that I long for?

Those destined for that great day - to meet me in the air

I am the church and you are a part of me

Awake from sleep, yes open your eyes

Purpose weeps from the alter, ignore this worldís seductive lies

Her lamentations are reverberating in this dark and sinful world

Schisms, factions and favoritism are not part of the Masterís plan

Racism, hatred and perversity must stop! Now is the time for it all to end

My purposefulness has been delayed, but cannot be denied

I am Ekklesia, the bride of Christ and I shall Arise


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Amy Michelle Wiley 06/01/06
Great message! Good job!
Brandi Roberts06/01/06
Wow! Talk about purpose! Well done and great message!
Rita Garcia06/02/06
Strong Message! Great job!
dub W06/03/06
Interesting. Could be part of a litergy.
Michelle Burkhardt06/03/06
I actually get tired of the constant activities of church. I like the "back to basics" message. Nice job.
Rachel Rudd06/03/06
Wonderful message. I'm sure the divisions in His bride break the heart of Jesus. I liked the first line about us being called apart. Thanks for sharing!
Sherry Wendling06/03/06
Penetrating, prophetic voice here! Excellent preaching.

"My purposefulness has been delayed, but cannot be denied / I am Ekklesia, the bride of Christ / and I shall Arise." Your ending is a hammer in the hand of God, my friend.
Marilyn Schnepp 06/04/06
A powerfully written message to the church. Well done.
Shari Armstrong 06/08/06
Some very powerful reminders there that the church needs to get in better shape!
Deborah Porter 07/04/06
Barbie, I remember being quite impressed by this message when it first appeared in the Challenge. It was, and is, a message that the Church (us) needs to hear. This section, in particular, hit hard: "Iím pampered with concerts, cruises and fests
Annual banquets and picnics in the parks
You are entertaining me to death."

Very good work Barbie, and because I was so impressed with it, I made a note on it at the time to check if you were a 500 member. I would really like to showcase this poem in FaithWriters' Magazine, in our Rhythm of Life section in October.

Would you please send me a Private Message to let me know if that is okay with you. If it is, I'll also need a short bio note from you to go with it. You can find examples of what I need in the current Issue of FWM at www.faithwritersmagazine.com.

Hope to hear from you.

With love, Deb
(Editor, FaithWriters' Magazine and Challenge Coordinator)