Some Thought-Provoking Thoughts About The Things We Do In Church

Here are some Biblically based questions and thoughts about things we do in church:

Would Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Ezekiel, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Hosea, or Amos (or any of the other Biblical prophets) have set passively in church pews for 52 Sundays a year and never challenged anything? 

The first church deacons (Acts 7) didn’t “deac”. Instead, Stephen and Philip went to the streets and stirred up persecution and revival.  Should today’s deacons follow their example?

When Jesus says “Follow Me”, does He mean for us merely to say that we believe in Him and/or be an active member in a church?  Or does He mean for us to personally listen to Him daily and then respond in active obedience to what He tells us — to actually do what He says?

The first altar call was not given by a preacher for people to come forward and accept Jesus.  The first altar call is in Acts chapter 2.  Peter is preaching — not in a church building, but on the streets.  His words are so strong and fiery that people begin to give themselves an altar call.  They cry out “Men and brothers, what shall we do to be saved?”  The preacher didn’t ask them to be saved; but instead he was so anointed, passionate, and filled with the power of God, that they asked how to be saved.  Could that perhaps be more effective than our contemporary approach? 

Yes, those first Christians were pretty passionate about their love for Jesus.  Everywhere they went they seemed to stir up a riot or a revival.  So why do we do all we can to keep our church meetings cool, calm, and collected?

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. 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 co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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3 Responses to Some Thought-Provoking Thoughts About The Things We Do In Church

  1. David says:

    Great word Steve! Couldn’t agree more..

  2. Pingback: How Did We Get The Bible? | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (Steve Simms Blogs From Nashville)

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