A Better (More Biblical) Way To Have Church?

Should church teach people:
1) To quietly sit and listen and mentally learn a lesson? (The traditional way of doing church.) Or
2) To actively participate and take possession of Christ-like attitudes and actions?  (The only way of doing church that I can find taught in the Bible — can you find another?)

Here’s what the Bible says about having church (1 Corinthians 14:26):  “When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation.” It is an amazing way to have church! You really should experience this sometime.

If you live in Nashville and would like to experience 1 Corinthians 14:26 church, come and visit The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207 on Sunday mornings at 10:45.


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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3 Responses to A Better (More Biblical) Way To Have Church?

  1. thanks steve ! we actually began a churhc like this in Jan. called Shift…!!

  2. Pingback: all things considered (fancy for Oh, I was wrong) « offbeatonpurpose

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