Quoting my thoughts

These thoughts went from my mind to meet you online. Sometimes I quote others, but these are some self-quotes Thanks for browsing through them.quotation-marks

Jesus is available to you. Are you available to Him? Jesus’ first message was “Repent,” meaning turn away from rebellion & toward God.

Everything’s moving through time, except God. Anchor to Him! If your back’s toward God, you’ll be unaware of His presence. To assume God doesn’t exist because you’re unaware of Him, is illogical. To believe God doesn’t see you, because you don’t see Him, is unfounded.

Without love life languishes. Jesus releases waves of love from within–love for God & love for man. Don’t let your heart be hacked by unkindness and hostility. Sometimes people call others “unloving” because they confuse love with approval. To approvingly watch someone self-destruct is the very opposite of love.

Faith needs faithfulness. If you really believe something, you live like it is true! Grace is transformational. When embraced, it produces Christ-like character. To think you are right with God, if you aren’t, is a great deception.

Grace without truth is merely sentimentalism. Grace doesn’t ignore sin. Like Jesus did with adultery (expanding it to include lust in the heart) grace expands the definition of sin. If we are good people we don’t need grace because we can stand on our on merit. Only bad people like me need grace. Jesus expanded the definition of adultery (and other sins) so that we would realize that we all need forgiveness. Love and grace don’t deny sin. Instead they offer forgiveness from past sin and the power to overcome present sin.

A fresh way for Christ’s body to meet will open new doors for the Spirit to work. Meetings that focus people’s attention on one man, distract attention from Jesus. Christ-followers are called to trust in and depend on the risen Jesus, not clergy. When you get an “urgie” to call on a clergy, try calling on the risen Jesus instead.

 

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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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