Christ Follower’s Almanack (Poor Richard style equips)

Ben Franklin published quotes from “Poor Richard” in an “almanack” he published annually from 1732 to 1758. It contained many quotes and quips by “Poor Richard” (Franklin’s pseudonym).  In the tradition of Franklin’s Poor Richard, here are some quips & quotes for Christ Follower’s Almanack:


Worry won’t win. Worship will.

The best explanation of God can’t compare with a simple experience of God’s reality.

Passion for Jesus can’t be taught by a preacher. It must be caught in your heart!

Preaching proclaims. Faith-based facilitation demonstrates!

Preaching without demonstration is usually forgotten.

Christ-followers are called to facilitate God’s fire in one another!

Let’s go beyond a one-man “know-show” by letting the Holy Spirit freely flow thru all.

Faith is about trusting God no matter what; not about your personal prosperity.

Is it time to remove the  centuries old ban on everyday people speaking out in church services?

Religious protocol can distract us from the presence & power of the risen Jesus.

Christ’s love, burning in your heart, makes life amazing!

Won’t let politics or tradition blow it out, I’m gonna let Christ’s light shine!

The living Jesus shows me that death’s not the end all be all.

Grace works for those who admit & repent from their sin–not for the innocent.

Many people don’t want God to keep score in their life, but He does.

got grace? Grace condemns your sin & then puts your condemnation on Christ.

No matter where you are, you can make an incredible comeback in your life if you give your all to Jesus!

Many people vote to reject church by staying away from it. Perhaps it is time to get back to the 1 Corinthians 14:26 format.

Are you experiencing Jesus like they did in the Book of Acts?

Be a jubilante! Celebrate Jesus everywhere you go.

JOY is:

Perhaps Christ’s body could be a blend of people sharing & not flavored by just one.

Let’s gather together to encounter Jesus & let Him lead us.

Ekklesia is a fruit of the Spirit smoothie.

Google this: “ekklesia the lost word of the Bible”



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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