1 Speaker Church Is Like A 1 Channel TV . . .

If church has the same speaker every week, it is like a TV that only gets one channel.

Maybe Christian ministry would be more effective at changing lives and transforming our culture if it flowed from one ordinary believer to another; instead of flowing from one professional believer to everybody else.

The Bible teaches that the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is in all believers.  So why is it that we only permit “ordained” professional clergy people to preach about Him in church services?

A group of people watching one man make a weekly sermon in a religious building is called a church.  But what if church is supposed to be a group of people coming together to watch and obey the Man? “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

To stay consistently fired-up for Christ, you need to regularly be around a group of fired-up believers meeting in an environment where they are free to obey the New Testament “one anothers:” “encourage one another,” “pray for one another,” “carry each others’ burdens,” “confess your sins to one another,” submit to one another,” “admonish one another,” “provoke one another to love and good works,” “instruct one another,” “serve one another,” “speak to each other with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs,” “bear with each other.”

Our Sunday morning meeting at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville, Tennessee is an opportunity for ordinary [non-clergy] Christ-followers to carry out these “one another” commands as they are prompted by the Holy Spirit:  Every Sunday morning @ 10:45, 225 Berry St., 37207.


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 @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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