Church: Who’s On First? Christ or Religious Control?

A question for the 21st Century church:  Who’s on first?  Christ or Religious Control?

I want Jesus, alive, present, and moving powerfully in and through ordinary people . . . Not a ceremony, or a program, or a tightly controlled religious event!

It’s nice when a church service honors Christ’s memory . . .
But it’s life-changing when a church service actually demonstrates Christ’s living

If you touch the Presence of Christ, Light floods your heart and it begins to blaze with spiritual fire!

It’s beautiful when a group of people allows the living, resurrected Jesus to gather them into His presence and personally direct them in spiritual harmony, like a conductor leading an orchestra.

I will build My church.”  –Jesus
“Christ is the Head of the church.”  –Paul of Tarsus
–If the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is not allowed to control a gathered group of Christ-followers, what will He be allowed to control?  (Perhaps Jesus should be allowed to control church meetings.)

“What would church look like if we stopped taking control and let the Holy Spirit lead?  –Francis Chan

If you touch the Presence of Christ, Light floods your heart and it begins to blaze with spiritual fire!  Touch His hem at The Salvation Army Berry Street, where regular people show and tell what God has done:  225 Berry St., Nashville, Tennessee 37207 on Sundays at 10:45 am.

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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