Silence of the Lambs

In the Western church the lambs (members) are too often silent.  Ordinary believers have allowed others (the clergy) to speak for them (and often to think for them) and they have too often remained silent.

We sit back and listen in silence, minds wondering, often bored, sometimes nodding off.  There is no place allowed in the church meeting for spontaneous, heart-felt comments or testimonies about what the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is doing in people’s lives.

The Bible teaches:  “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.”  Other people’s words should inspire and release your words, not replace them.  Don’t just listen to (and perhaps quote) a preacher or famous “TV evangelist.” Listen directly to God and boldly speak the words that He, Himself, puts on your heart!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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