Think, Question, & Boldly Post (Outside The Box) Like Luther Did!

In 1517 Martin Luther boldly posted words on a church door in Germany and started a world-wide spiritual revolution. Perhaps we can do the same by boldly posting on blogs, web sites, & social media.  (Check out my 95 Theses here.)
Questioning the Sunday morning norm . . .
–In a room full of people who carry the living, resurrected Jesus in their hearts, why should only one person be allowed to speak, while the rest are required to sit quietly in rows and listen?
New Testament church?
Instead of listening to one man speak all by himself in a church meeting, perhaps we should allow 2 or 3 people to speak and allow everybody else, in open dialogue, to “judge,” evaluate, and/or respond to what has been said.
–1 Corinthians 14:29 says: “Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge. If any thing is revealed to another that sits by, let the first be silent.”
–So how did we reverse this biblical idea and allow only one man to speak week after week while everybody else must be silent, even if someone senses something is being said that may be spiritually off track or biblically incorrect?
Participatory church releases God’s geysers filling the room with living water, as ordinary people, prompted by the Spirit, show and tell what God has done.
(“‘Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’ By this He meant the Spirit.” –John 7:38-39.)
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Check out participatory church at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry Street, Nashville, TN  37207 on Sunday mornings @ 10:45.

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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