Getting real about Oct 31!


Calling all saints, we’ve got a mission! It’s All Saint’s Eve today–the day before All Saints Day. So who’s a saint? The Catholic and Orthodox churches call people who lived extraordinarily holy and Christ-like lives “saints.” However, the Bible definition of “saint” is much more inclusive than that. A saint is every genuine Christ-follower who has ever lived. If you are a true disciple of Christ and have been actually washed in the blood of Jesus, then you have been transformed into a saint and called by God to proclaim and show His love, and to demonstrate His power and presence to others.

Calling all saints! Let’s celebrate Reformation Day! 499 years ago today, October 31, 1517, a monk named Martin Luther courageously nailed his “95 Theses” (95 bold ideas about improving the church) to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and set off a spiritual movement that changed the way of doing church and helped spread Christianity all over the world. Yet, there is still so much darkness in the world. We need to spark another reformation.

So how is it that so many church goers get distracted and fail to acknowledge the two great Christian celebrations of October 31 — All Saint’s Eve and Reformation Day? Why do so many people celebrate darkness on such a day of light?

Calling all saints! Celebrate God’s light today! “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6) Is God’s light shinning in and through your heart so that others can see His brightness? It’s time to point people to the living, resurrected Jesus who still turns sinners into saints!

Meet real saints (disguised as everyday people) as they show and tell what God has done every Sunday morning @ 10:45 at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207.

Read more about how we can have a new reformation in the 21st century @ this link.

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 @
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