Who’s Smarter Than A Preacher?

Who’s smarter than a 5th grader?  Oops, I mean than a preacher?  Everybody together being led one by one, by the Holy Spirit, to share their wisdom with each other.

Traditionally only one person is allowed to do all the teaching/preaching in a church meeting . . . However, it has always seemed to me that a group of people taking turns sharing insight with one another would collectively have much more spiritual wisdom, than even the world’s smartest/wisest solitary individual.

In the Protestant Reformation God took control of the Bible away from religious professionals and gave it to ordinary people.  Perhaps in the next reformation God will take control of church meetings away from professionals and let ordinary people show and tell what He has done.

Come hear the inspired, collective wisdom of ordinary people at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207 on Sundays at 10:45 am  –  where everyday people show and tell what God has done.

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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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4 Responses to Who’s Smarter Than A Preacher?

  1. david says:

    Well said Steve! I couldn’t agree more ;)

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