Meeting Not Only 2 Hear About The Bible, But Also 2 Do What It Says

We can meet to hear about the Bible and/or we can meet to do what the Bible says.  For example:

doers of the word2 good & better

“Blessed are the peacemakers . . .”  –We can hear a talk about the meaning of the word “peacemakers” and/or we can actually open up in the meeting and make peace with one another.

“Love one another.”  –We can sit and be instructed about various aspects of love and/or we can actually stand up in the meeting and show and express love to each other.

“Confess your sins to each other . . .” –We can be informed about the power of confession and/or we can actually speak up in the meeting and confess our wrongful thoughts, words, and actions.

“Fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you . . .” –We can listen to a teaching about getting excited about God and/or we can get ourselves so worked up with love for God that we can’t contain it and we start moving around the room and hugging people.”

“Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Me.”  –We can hear a talk about self-denial and obeying Jesus and/or we can boldly step out of our comfort zone and actually do whatever Jesus tells us to do in the meeting.

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.” –We can be in informed about how the ancient Israelies shouted loudly to the Lord and/or we can release a victory shout in the meeting.

“Come unto me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  –We can be taught the meaning of the Greek words for “weary” and “burdened” and/or we can actually come into the presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ and together experience His awe-filled rest flood the meeting!

“When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation . . . ”  –We can hear a talk about different ways this verse can be interpreted and/or we can open up the meeting and allow anybody present to share as they are prompted by the Holy Spirit.

doers of the word3 James

In the New Testament, church is called a family and an army but somehow it became a primarily a classroom.

225 Berry Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37207 —  We meet here not only 2 hear about the Bible but also 2 do what it says — every Sunday morning @ 10:45 — The Salvation Army Berry Street.

3 ways Christ-followers desperately need the Bible!
The Bible in your mind = the wisdom of theology. (Read it — learn it!)
The Bible in your heart = the zeal of spiritual fire. (Let it continually stir your soul!)
The Bible in your lifestyle = the transformation of contagious example. (Radically live it out in everyday life!)

Advertisements

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
This entry was posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, 2 Timothy 1:6, ancient Israel, beattitudes, interactive church, James 1:22, James 5:16, John 13:34, Luke 9:23, Matthew 11:28, Matthew 5:9, organic church, Psalm 100:1, Salvation Army, simple church and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Meeting Not Only 2 Hear About The Bible, But Also 2 Do What It Says

  1. Pingback: The Role of The Bible In Participatory/Organic Chruch | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (A blog to jog your mind and unclog your heart . . .)

  2. Pingback: Can Church Make Meetings Work Better? | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (A blog to jog your mind and unclog your heart . . .)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s