Do we need less human leadership & more Jesus’ Presence?

Leaderless meetings are chaotic; but when we let Jesus lead us it’s miraculous. Christ-followers should be animated by Jesus; not atrophied by acquiescent religion! We are to follow the Way — the living Jesus, not a routine.

Churches don’t need a celebrity spokesperson with a fancy title. Jesus said: “My sheep hear My voice.” Beyond routine religion, there is a revolutionary relationship with the risen Jesus. Go beyond routine religion and soak up the Son shine!

The body of Christ is not a religious program or a church service; but a family! It’s beautiful when the family of God gathers as equals, without a program! A “New Wine” party is when Christ-followers meet to partake of the Holy Spirit and let Him lead them.

Expecting God to follow a religious program puts the program ahead of Him. “I am the Way,” means Jesus, Himself, is the program — the “order of worship.”

Spiritual knowledge without spiritual life is powerless. “Send the fire, today!” When we won’t mind Christ and do what He says; we don’t have “the mind of Christ.

Let’s get our minds off of temporary things & onto the permanence of Jesus. Doing this may require us to go to the prayoffs. (Prayoffs: when you are attacked by bad thoughts & pray them off of you.) Bad thoughts thunder; good ones tiptoe. Prayoff the thunder & watch the gentle dance. Christ-followers are light-hearted — brightly shinning from within with God’s love.

Life is short; death sure. It’s time to pursue Jesus Christ with your whole heart! If God is stirring your heart in a new direction, it’s time to boldly share it.

Learn more about these concepts @ http://amzn.to/2isKZ8W. Or see them in action at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, TN: Sundays at 10:45 am., 225 Berry St., 372o7.

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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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