“By this time you ought to be teachers.”

Will we allow Jesus to lead us?

–Jesus leads us through the Bible, and since He is alive and present in the 21st Century as the Holy Spirit, Jesus also leads us by communicating directly to our hearts, conscience, and/or mind — through His still, small voice. When we learn to daily deny ourselves and to obey His leadings, promptings, and nudges, we experience the power of His living leadership in action in our day-to-day lives. Paul of Tarsus put it this way: “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”

“Obey the voice of the Spirit.” —Catherine Booth.  Should each person in church meetings be allowed “to give forth the gushing utterance of his soul”?
–“Here is abundant evidence (1 Corinthians 14:26) that these Corinthian converts had opportunity to witness for Jesus, each one to give forth the gushing utterance of his soul, and tell other people of the experience which the Holy Ghost had wrought in him.” –Catherine Booth

OP + SH = OT
Ordinary people speaking from the heart make outstanding teachers.


Every Christ-follower is called to teach others about Christ; but spectator church services: 1) continually keep people in a passive classroom setting; 2) make them lifetime dependent on a professional teacher: and 3) keep people unaware of their supernatural ability and calling to teach others.
–Spectator church is the only educational institution in the world that never graduates anyone. The book of Hebrews shows how spectator church can keep us “infants.”
–“Though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” –Hebrews 5:12-14.

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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