got God’s glory? (Let the Spirit steer it!)

got God’s glory? (Let the Spirit steer it!)

With despair everywhere, we desperately need a perspective that peers past the pain that persistently pounds us and beholds the glory of God! But flesh and blood cannot reveal God’s glory to us. No man, no matter how big his church or how famous his ministry or how comforting his words, can reveal God’s glory. Only God’s Spirit can do that

All the plumbing in your house won’t give you a drink, if the water is cut off!  Nothing you can do, will satisfy your soul, if God’s glory (His living water) is cut off!

As the New Testament describes the glory that God put on Moses’ face after He had been in His presence, it says: “… will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?” Perhaps it is time for “the ministry of the Spirit” — for the church to set aside Sunday morning programming and let the Spirit steer it.  Instead of presenting a pre-planned program, we could let a church meeting be programmed by God’s presence prompting people to participate.

Our experience of 6 1/2 years of unprogrammed, participatory church meetings at The Salvation Army Berry Street has proven that the Spirit can indeed steer it!  When a group of people gathers in Jesus’ name, listens to His Spirit, and says and does what He tells them, God’s presence fills the room and miraculous things begin to happen.

(You can see the Spirit steer it every Sunday morning at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207, @ 10:45.)

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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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