Why do churches hide the Light?

Why do churches hide the Light of Christ that is burning inside of everyday Christ-followers? In a world filled with darkness, why do we train Christians to hide their Light, by teaching them to be completely silent and listen to the same man speak to them week after week?

The working of God in and through everyday people is hidden and ignored in church. The living God is doing amazing things in the lives of all of the people present, however, only one person is allowed to speak, while the rest must politely listen. Thus the living message of God speaking through His many people is eclipsed by putting all the attention on the same man, week after week.

Weekly Talk? Or Daily Walk?
–Hearing a weekly talk about what Jesus did in the past is nothing like having a daily walk with Jesus in the present!
–Jesus Christ is so much more than religious words spoken from a platform in a church building. Jesus is not a theological subject to be dissected by the mind in Sunday morning lectures. He is ultimate reality to be discovered in the heart and surrendered to moment by moment.

Does church point people to the wrong man? “Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate said unto them, Behold the man!” –John 19:5 (Perhaps we need to look to the living, resurrected Jesus rather than to a man on a platform.)

A literal interpretation of the Bible without a literal living out of the Bible is just a religious head trip. Dare we look beyond the norm and behold the Lamb of God working in and through ordinary people? If you dare, click 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 @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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