Church — Getting Christ To Flow Out Of Ordinary Believers

If, as the New Testament says, Christ is living in believers, why don’t church services focus on how to get Christ to flow out of ordinary believers; rather than spending so much time and effort trying to get religious teachings into them?

Perhaps church should be more than one man’s weekly professional presentation. Perhaps church should be an actual demonstration of God’s power and presence.  (Early Salvation Army meetings were interactive demonstrations of God; not professional presentations about Him.)

Church is called to ignite and release
Spiritual flames of love, joy, and peace;
Hearts ablaze, unrestrained,
God’s power, uncontained;
Freely flowing flames of faith
Blazing brightly from each face.

Feel the spiritual warmth at The Salvation Army Berry Street, where instead of a weekly sermon, simple people show and tell what God has done.  Sunday mornings at 10:45, 225 Berry St., Nashville, TN 37207.

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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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