Ekklesia plugs into the Scriptures and the Spirit’s current.

Welcome to ekklesia where:
* You “behold the Lamb of God” working in and through ordinary people, (John 1:29);
* “Christ in you” (everyday people) is “the hope of glory,” (Colossians 1:27);
* Jesus’ sheep hear His voice in and through regular people, (John 10:27);
* Normal people “cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard,” (Acts 4:20);
* “Each of you (ordinary people) has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation,” (1 Corinthians 14:26);
* Everyday people love, encourage, teach and admonish one another; (Colossians 3:16);
* There is no hierarchy, (Matthew 20:25-26);
* Rather than a human head controlling the meetings, the living, resurrected Jesus is the Head, (Ephesians 5:23).
* Jesus Christ is “the same, yesterday, today, and forever;” (Hebrews 13:6).

(Ekklesia is the word used in the Greek New Testament for the assembly that Jesus is building.)

Bible plug

Ekklesia lets God’s current flow . . .
–A piece of wire with no electrical current is boring, but plug it into the flow of electricity and the wire becomes alive with power!
–A religious gathering with no Holy Spirit current flowing through it is boring, but plug it into the flow of the Spirit and it becomes alive with power!
–The Holy Spirit flows from person to person as ordinary people are allowed to share from their heart what God has done in their life!
However, if we don’t allow them to speak what the Spirit puts on their heart when we come together for worship, then we cause them to disobey this New Testament commandment: “Quench not the Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19).
–“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” –Jesus (Luke 12:11-12)
–“But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.” (Acts 6:10)
–What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. (1 Corinthians 14:26)
–Experience these Bible verses in action in the 21st Century with us at The Salvation Army Berry Street every Sunday morning at 10:45 at 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207.

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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 @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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7 Responses to Ekklesia plugs into the Scriptures and the Spirit’s current.

  1. Michael Humber says:

    This was the vision that God gave me. Way to go, Steve!

  2. Hey, Steve….new to the blog after following the link you posted on Alan Knox’s facebook thread. Some great stuff that I’ve read already here. This post is no exception. I think, though, that your choice of graphic is a bit unfortunate because you end up sending the message that our source of power is the Bible. Yet, everything else you write speaks otherwise. 🙂 I am pretty sure from your writing that you know where the real source of our power and light and life is 🙂

    • Steve Simms says:

      Thanks, Steve. Appreciate the feedback. I believer our sources is the Spirit and the Spirit makes the Bible come alive. Together they are life changing. I want to attract people to the blog, so I don’t always use images that tell the whole story.

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