Have We Silenced God’s Lambs (Keeping Them Silent With Preaching)?

Have we silenced God’s lambs with a gag rule for church?  Perhaps.

I believe that many people have powerful messages from God burning in their heart, but they are too intimidated to share them because:

1) They are never given the opportunity to preach or teach..
2) They have been taught that they are unqualified because the only people they ever see preach are professional preachers.
3) They have been taught that it would be rebellious and/or presumtuous for them to preach or teach in a church.

Therefore many people with mighty words from God remain quiet and their message dies with them.  But not everywhere! At The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville, Tennessee, regular people are permitted to share, one after the other, what God has put on their heart and they do so powerfully! Come see:  Sundays @ 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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2 Responses to Have We Silenced God’s Lambs (Keeping Them Silent With Preaching)?

  1. David says:

    Well Said Steve!! See You Guys Soon 🙂

  2. Pingback: Faithworks — Blowing In The Wind Of The Spirit | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (Steve Simms Blogs From Nashville)

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