1 Speaking to All? Or All Speaking To All?

Church is when a group of believers gathers together around the living, resurrected Jesus Christ and focuses their attention on listening to His voice and doing whatever He tells them to do.

When we gather in His name, the living, resurrected Jesus is actually present with us.

When we gather in His name, the living, resurrected Jesus is actually present with us.

Church is when the living Christ, in a gathered group of Christ-followers, speaks to the people through the people. (See 1 Corinthians 14:26.)

When 1 speaks to all, all but 1 have nothing to do but listen, creating passivity.  When all speak to all as led by the living, resurrected Jesus Christ, all are actively engaged, creating community.

 

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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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