Forgivers, enemy-lovers, and Divine visitation

Christ-followers are called to be forgivers and enemy-lovers. We cannot afford to be offended when our comfort zone is breached. So how are we doing?

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith.” 2 Corinthians 13:5. Are you:
1) Surrendered to secularism;
2) Satisfied with a religious system; or
3) Stirred up by the Holy Spirit?

If every time we gather in His name, we would surrender control of the meeting to His Divine visitation we would go beyond church as usual! When a worship meeting is led by the “sensible presence of God” rather than by a program, amazing things happen! “There are no words to express that kind of sweetness or humble exultation that arises from the sensible presence of God.” –Jonathan Edwards

Let’s go beyond “going through the motions” — beyond church!
“Christ has become the center of focus for our lives. It is far more than going through the motions, observing rituals and spiritual disciplines.” –General André Cox, international leader of The Salvation Army

Check out my new book Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia.

 

 

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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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