Now hear this: “Be doers of the word!”


–Now Hear This: “Be Doers Of The Word”–
What if Christ-followers met to do the word
And not just to hear one man give a talk about it?
We could take turns doing the more than
50 New Testament one another commandments
Along with the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We could prepare the way of the Lord
And build a habitat for Him
By cultivating an atmosphere
Of people listening to the voice of Jesus
And then doing what He tells them to.
Then we would transform church
From an auditorium for religious lectures
To a gathering of doers working together
To encourage and build each other up,
As a body of spiritual assemblers
Directed and led by the risen Jesus Christ.
–I woke up this morning with these words in my heart so I put them together in a poem format. Are these ideas realistic? Will they work? Yes, indeed. We do this every Sunday morning at 10:45 at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville, Tennessee, 225 Berry St. 37207.
Come see for yourself. However, if you can’t make it in person, there is a book about how we meet available here.

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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2 Responses to Now hear this: “Be doers of the word!”

  1. Steve, this poem spoke to me. I guess it is because just today I most fully realized that the New Testament is not a book of teachings that need to be learned, but a strategy that needs to be employed. Jesus whole ministry is a model of what we should be doing. He had a well thought out mission (Luke 4) with a detailed manifesto (Matt 5 – 7). He began his ministry by broadcasting his mission and manifesto to everyone who would listen, then he specifically chose 12 of the people who responded to his message to travel with him in an intimate setting of discussion and on-the-job learning. This intense internship and mentorship paid off when Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead. Jesus was still with them, but even more intimate than before. We have that very same promise that was made to the disciples, that Jesus will be ever present with us through the Holy Spirit that resides within us. Jesus has provided us with a form of government that does not depend upon experts, human ingenuity, human intellect, principles or procedures, but is 100% dependent upon the Holy Spirit as our teacher and guide.

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