When church is so-so, perhaps it’s time to sew-sow

If you find church to be so-so; maybe you need to go beyond church and sew-sow. Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia sews biblical truth and practical advice together in a warm, friendly, easy to read style! So, what are you waiting for? Learn to sow the seed of ekklesia (the lost word of the Bible) by checking it out at this link.

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Ekklesia sews Christ into the center of the meeting, not a preacher!
–Perhaps we need to pay attention to these words from Bible scholar William Barclay, written in 1962:
“So long as Christ is in the center of the life of the individual and of the church, personal ambition and partisan rivalry can never even begin to appear, but when Christ is removed from the center and when any man’s ambitions and policies become the center, then inevitably and certainly, personal competition will invade the church.”

The Bible says that Christ-followers are “competent to instruct one another.” (Romans 15:14)
–So, perhaps we could allow them to instruct one another in church services, instead of insisting that they just sit so-so and listen to a professional minister every Sunday.

“Where there is injury, let me sow pardon.” –St. Francis of Assisi. Where there is hatred, ekklesia sows love. “I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.”  –Henri Nouwen

 

 

 

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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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