7 scriptural thoughts preachers seldom say in sermons

Here are seven scriptural thoughts that preachers seldom say in sermons:

  • “Don’t just accept what I say, but check it out for yourself in the Bible.” (“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” –Acts 17:1
  • “We are turning this meeting over to the Holy Spirit. Now let’s all listen to Him and then say and/or do whatever He tells us to.” (“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” –Romans 8:14)
  • “We are going to open up the meeting today and let you teach one another.” (“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another.” –Colossians 3:16)
  • “Jesus is the Senior Pastor of this church, not me.” (“And when the Chief Shepherd {Senior Pastor} appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.” –1 Peter 5:4)
  • “Who has something to share this morning?” (“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)
  • “We are going to break into small groups and let you pray for one another.” (“Pray for each other so that you may be healed.” –James 5:16)
  • “Does anyone have a sin they want to confess?” (Therefore confess your sins to each other.” –James 5:16)

If you like these biblical ideas, you will love my new book Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia. Get it at this link.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. 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 lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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